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Wolverine Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • It's a dynamic work environment with a great group of people (in 15 reviews)

  • Good sense on community & good work life balance (in 8 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy Going, Very good staff

    Cons

    I don't know of any so far.


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rockford, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Local and close to home

    Cons

    Seek to travel more to new territories

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire great people

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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


  4. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our general manager always makes sure that we are developing in our sales and skills that it takes to become better sales associates/ managers. Wolverine gives employees the chance to get experience in business and develop with skills for those of us going into business. We get good hours and a good salary.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Wolverine treats its employees well and makes sure that everyone is working in a good and safe environment.


  5. "associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "IT"

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wolverine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and work life balance in the Waltham office

    Cons

    Very low pay
    No decision making involved
    It feels as if analysts are just reporting numbers instead of recommending ideas

    Advice to Management

    Michigan office needs to have some disconnect with Waltham Office.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Hope it Improves Soon....."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    access to well known brands, product discount, opportunities to move up and around company are endless, decent 401k match, travel opportunities are there if you're in the right brand/position

    Cons

    poor HR, lowest pay rate in nation, high turnover in every brand/division, yearly layoffs, expensive benefits, no investment in employee growth, always hiring from outside, poor work/life balance, upper management is male lead with very few females in VP or higher positions, poor maternity leave options, location of corporate office is not great (western MI), management and executives are always promoted while more and more mid/jr level employees quit to go to different companies or are just given more work without more pay, PTO is terrible until you hit five years, hiring process takes longer than necessary (poor HR department)

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees, promote from within, worry more about employees than the bottom line


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in South Florida, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, descent pay, good work environment

    Cons

    Big turn over in upper management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Selfish unethical managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff in Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Staff in Rockford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you get paid, but not that much

    Cons

    they are all greedy seflish managers and department leads fight like gang leaders

    Advice to Management

    grow up


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