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Wolverine Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Wolverine Worldwide Chief Executive Officer and President Blake W. Krueger
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  • 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 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "declining sales for years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Leadership in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Former Leadership in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice co-workers who give it their all

    Cons

    poor leadership, arrogant top leaders blaming everyone but themselves

    Advice to Management

    ask workers for ideas to turn the company around. Yours aren't working.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Doing the same and hoping for a different outcome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Rockford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. some very good brands
    2. nice people overall
    3. work life balance- these people are gone by 5!

    Cons

    1. Sr level leadership mostly focused on themselves and not the good of the company
    2. Very few female leaders and when they have some, they tend to be fired more easily than men- 2 different performance standards for men and women
    3. employees are very afraid to say anything critical even if the company needs to hear it they fear their jobs.
    4. no opportunity for advancement- only the Sr leadership ever gets meaningful promotions. top talent walks out the door regularly.
    5. difficult to fill open positions with strong candidates because the company cant attract them

    Advice to Management

    You chose the 3 people that most employees don't like or trust to lead your transformation work. You won't get people to buy into the future if they think these people represent the future. They take credit for projects that were already underway before their office was created. None have experience in driving or turning around an organization. Poor choices.

  3. "Factory"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Big Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits , 401k, insurance, vacation time

    Cons

    Treat employees in factory poorly. Over worked and underpaid. Poor incentives and poor bonuses for good work. Raise is cost if living 1-2% each year. Not even enough to cover insurance increases each year. They are forcing us to use some if our earned vacation time for their time off in July and opening day of deer season .

    Advice to Management

    Treat the little people better and quality and moral get better. Give individual performance raises/bonuses.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "It's going down!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your teammates could be the biggest reason to stay with this company.

    They have a good benefit plan and a decent discount on their brands.

    Cons

    It used to be one of the best places to work at...
    The retail leaders are not capable to lead a retail team. They are closing all of their stores and laying off people constantly. The office environment is very toxic these days and almost every week couple people resign!

    Advice to Management

    Instead of offering nonsense bonuses, work on having a better environment and share the strategies!! Leaders have to laser focus on retail business to save it!

    You will keep losing your good people sooner or later and will end up with non-capable one.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I've had better jobs."

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    Current Employee - Distribution Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Distribution Associate in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free pair of shoes once a year.
    Free soft drink on Wednesdays.
    Free pop corn on Wednesday's.
    Auctions for clothes and shoes.
    Gym onsite for full time associates.

    Cons

    Lack of Management on all shifts
    Lack of communication
    Lazy co-workers
    Negative atmosphere for floor workers
    The non-exempts get treated with respect

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to listen to listen. Not listen to have a response. Treat the floor worker with respect. Stop favoritism.


  6. "Ohio Distribution Center"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Complete lack of guidance,mentoring and training"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company had great benefits. Most of the staff were great to work with. The hours of operation worked well with not being open after 8

    Cons

    The higher level management was demeaning and negative to staff. Constantly blamed managers for issues within the store that were pre-existing. Complete lack of on the job training as well as mentoring to assure the staff were up to date on all aspects of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow your managers to speak to the staff in such a way they no longer want to work anymore

  8. "I run the lasting lines"

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    Current Employee - I'm A Caser At Wolverine World Wide in Barryton, MI
    Current Employee - I'm A Caser At Wolverine World Wide in Barryton, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's simple work for the most part

    Cons

    Your work alot of overtime you don't get much time with your families

    Advice to Management

    They suck need to get better bosses


  9. Helpful (4)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Rockford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package was slightly above average and the salary compensation was comparable to other employers in the area.

    Cons

    The management philosophy was very draconian. If you made a mistake, you were severely punished psychologically and belittled. Managers and team leads do not get ANY training in leadership beyond buzz words. The "Management Values" are not adhered to in any shape or form and frankly were an insulting joke. They would say that they value input, but only if it fits their current view of things. Creativity was squashed and risk taking was actively discouraged. Wolverine is a study in how NOT to manage people. Backstabbing is the only way to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    You say you value your employees, but your management team consistently shows differently. Valuable talent left you and you were happy to see them go because they upset the status quo. Eventually your bubble is going to burst and you won't have the talent to survive it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SUCKED"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none at all in my opinion

    Cons

    lack of hours, pay sucks,


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