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Wolverine Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Wolverine Worldwide Chief Executive Officer and President Blake W. Krueger
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Pros
  • Good sense on community & good work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • It was a nice collaborative work environment with a sense of community (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Retail hours don't always allow for the best work/life balance, especially during busy seasons (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management rarely visited the store (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Key Holder"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The duties as a key holder here were very simple, the environment is unique, very oriented company.

    Cons

    The shipment orders are random and we never get what we need and too much labor for such small pay


  2. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Product, Great product knowledge training

    Cons

    Learn to take care of there people

    Advice to Management

    Take care of people which are your biggest asset. Closing stores is not the way to turn your business to a positive to many people have lost there jobs due to poor management.


  3. "Great people, great products... questionable direction from senior leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Hire talented people, cultural fit is extremely important
    -Friendly, fun and collaborative environment
    -Most leaders maintain a true open door policy and welcome new ideas

    Cons

    -Vast cultural gap between Michigan and Boston office; oftentimes it felt as if Michigan leadership treated Boston as a suburb of Rockford, rather than the highly competitive landscape that it is.

    Advice to Management

    Career growth is important to Boston associates too. In my particular situation, if I didn't want to move to Rockford, I was unfortunately stuck in my position with no opportunity to advance.


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  5. "Left employees hanging"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Employee discount you can use at multiple wolverine stores

    Cons

    Management above store manager leaves stores to do everything on their own without guidance whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your hourly associates who are loyal and work hard for the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Chaos"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Vice President in Rockford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits but comp is below industry norms

    Cons

    They Fundamentally dont understand career pathing and advancement, while boasted about, is actually very slim. Most leadership is in it for themselves as opposed to the good of the company. No matter what transformation they put in place, the poor culture will always kill any good effort.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the top, get a real HR team in place, bring in a new CEO from the outside


  7. "Business Systems Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love to work out technical challenges and I was working on project implementation with SAP and networking with a rollout of Cisco Meraki for 300+ brick and mortar retail stores. I also loved with the business aspect with working out pros and cons of new systems including management of our CRM system.

    Cons

    Some of the projects I have worked on were handled by many different teams and getting the right timelines was sometimes a struggle.

    Advice to Management

    I am a very fast learner and I have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. I have a very established customer service history as well.


  8. "Short lived"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family based clientele. Great discount.

    Cons

    Hours and poor management. Close location.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wolverine is a company that does a lot to accomplish very little."

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    Former Employee - Part Time Keyholder in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Part Time Keyholder in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We get free shoes...that's probably the only good thing about working for this company. But then again, the quality of the clothes and shoes are deteriorating so it may not be an actual pro after all.

    Cons

    Sales associate and key holders get the short end of the stick always even though we do the most work. They don't like giving raises. The quality of the product is bad so you'll have to deal with angry customers all the time. Corporate sends i necessary training modules every other week on the same topics. Processing shipment is an organized process that should be improved. Processing personal checks is a process that should be improved. Over all it's little things about Sperry/wolverine that make the company and unpleasant place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the key holders and sales associates better.


  10. "Conservative and misdirected"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are incredible. I have never worked for a company that the personal commitment from staff is exceptionally high

    Cons

    Conservative pay, management not focused on staff

    Advice to Management

    take care of your staff


  11. "Ohio Distribution Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Work is fairly easy and there is a chance to earn incentive money for achieving goals.

    Cons

    Very cut throat place. Everyone tells on everyone and there is open hostility towards temporary employees. People are rude and run in cliques. If you make a mistake, be prepared for management to bring a full page color photo of it to you. It some how makes more sense to stop all production and run down 3 floors to get someone to take a picture of the mistake instead of simply fixing it. Certain employees will ram your cart and everything on it, if they even remotely feel it is in their way. Temporary employees need to clock in 90 work days before they will even be considered for employment. This place is FILTHY. I have seen the same food residue on cafeteria tables for over a week. The restrooms look like a gas station, same poop stains everyday. There is no pride in work or even the building. management falling asleep in the office on third.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a janitor and raise your wages. You can't expect a temporary to want to hire on if there is no raise. Crack the whip on poor attitudes and bad behavior. Make the management come out of the office very once in a while. If people are this disgruntled, improve the situation.


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