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Wolverine Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits & employee discount (in 13 reviews)

  • I've worked with a lot of great people during my time, some of them even growing into good friends (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • fickle leadership from corporate - goals unclear and not passed down effectively, bad work life balance, not enough formal professional development (in 9 reviews)

  • Corporate is VERY disorganized, upper-management in general isn't stellar (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, multiple brand opportunities

    Cons

    Multiple structural changes over the past two years

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. "Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Innovative company in respect to product

    Cons

    Brick and mortar sales struggling


  6. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Easy job. District Managers did not micromanage. Benefits were good. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Boring job. The store was located in a downtown area, so you had to pay for parking at meters or garage. It was very expensive! Upper management rarely visited the store. Turnover was high. Store managers required to work 44 hours even during slow periods.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The company is great for customers not so much for staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is friendly because Stride Rite is a children's shoe store

    Cons

    The managers do not take into consideration the schedules of their employees. I often had to take back shoes passed our refund policy because they want to make sure costumers are completely satisfied. It's nice they treat customers so well but the store lost so much money from people taking advantage of the system that the store was forced to close. Also I worked at Stride Rite for only a year and had 4 different managers.


  8. "A Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Analyst in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Key Account Analyst in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, a bit too big now after mergers but would recommend to any prospective employee. Keep in mind that they are reorganizing.

    Cons

    A large multi-national supplier that still is adjusting to completely letting go of its smaller roots.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    People in the Boston office are great. Interesting, smart and motivated.

    Cons

    Management turnover was very high while I was there which resulted in constant changing of priorities and work flows.


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Wolverine World Wide Company have good benefits, insurance, paid time off, employee discount, etc.
    Good quality product for kids

    Cons

    Very disappointed that the company is closing so many Stride Rite stores all over the country, too many employees without a job.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Complete lack of guidance,mentoring and training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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



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