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Wolverine Worldwide Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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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 (1)

    "declining sales for years"

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    • 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. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    great benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    policies and procedures are not always followed

    Advice to Management

    get feed back from store managers

  3. "Rockford Footwear Depot- Good position while in school"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great outdoor shoe and clothing discount. Co-workers were usually fun to work with. Learn lots about outdoor clothing and footwear.

    Cons

    Can be very repetitive and boring at times. Only .25 cent raise a year. Not a whole lot of room for growth unless you become a store manager.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Old School Company in both good and bad ways"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee deals on apparel, dedicated co-workers, long time employees have weathered the storms

    Cons

    Information silo's abound, Some departments are unwilling to share information with others

    Advice to Management

    Long term strategic planning is not something that is done well. Many of the supporting business services are operated as feifdoms which makes things quite inefficient.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Doing the same and hoping for a different outcome"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  7. "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.

  8. 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.


  9. "Worked as a stride rite employee and enjoyed it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people who are good to work with. We got an amazing employee discount as well which is great if you have kids.

    Cons

    There is a lot of manager turn over and very little support to the stores when that happens. The pay is awful (work there 4 years and still make minimum wage).

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for your loyal employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "You are not heard"

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

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    -People you work with are great
    -health benefits, good

    Cons

    -Opportunities are only available for big wigs
    -No growth
    -Hard to get hired
    -Low morale
    -Feel like a number
    -Fair amount of lay-offs
    -Insecure in no guarantee another MASS layoff will happen and will you be next?

    Advice to Management

    Management does the best they can with what they are given. It is the higher corporate which is the problem.

    Understand that people are NOT numbers, they are valuable. Very disappointing and shame shame.


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