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Wolverine Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 24, 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. "Great people, great products... questionable direction from senior leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "Conservative and misdirected"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Great work life balance with minimal managment and growth"

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    Current Employee - Allocation Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Allocation Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good sense on community & good work life balance

    Cons

    Minimal growth opportunities within company and lack of managerial skills.

    Advice to Management

    focus on properly training management on communication skills


  7. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Steady work, easy and active

    Cons

    low pay, a lot of mandatory overtime


  8. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Seymour, IN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Seymour, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits for retail

    Cons

    Systems are horrible, there is no connection with customers at all. Company uses own language to communicate.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your store managers.


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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Branson, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Branson, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work if you love footwear for all different generations.
    Make your own schedule.

    Cons

    I had 5 different district managers in the 2 years that I worked there. Upper management is utter chaos with no real direction.

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving from the top down. You can't expect the bottom to be good when the leaders are blind.


  10. "associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    corporate can be a little unorganized


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not The Same"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing in Rockford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people. Very discounted shoes.

    Cons

    CEO could care less about the people. Pay is not competitive. Very behind in terms of office environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shooting from the hip and making knee jerk reactions. You're losing very talented, hard workers because you refuse to pay them what they deserve. Keep it consistent between campuses.. One has daycare and a gym, the other doesn't. Morale is way down.


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