Wolverine Worldwide Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 12 Aug 2019

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Wolverine Worldwide Chief Executive Officer and President Blake W. Krueger
Blake W. Krueger
170 Ratings
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  • "Upper management sometimes expects too much of the employees(in 24 reviews)

  • "Claim to be sensitive to work life balance, but actually work you to death with no care or sensitivity to burn out because they want to run lean(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Merchandiser"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide

    Pros

    Great team, office and finish at 3pm on Fridays so good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are limited opportunities for progression.

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    Wolverine Worldwide2015-04-26
  2. "Not good for ambitious people"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Amazing work-life balance -Great offices at King's cross -Free breakfast -Sample sale

    Cons

    -Managers don't seem to have much direction or authority, they are nice but cannot help you grow as a professional -Lazy people get away with doing nothing, hard working team members drown under their workload -People not really committed to their work, "not my responsibility" -attitude is very common -IT support is a joke

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    Wolverine Worldwide2018-02-07
  3. Helpful (1)

    "London office ok but could be so much better"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Permanent Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free shoes twice a year, laid-back environment, no dress code, free breakfast, no micro management as such, flexible hours

    Cons

    No work-life balance, you are expected to work late and show it, clear favouritism across all department weak bonus scheme where you are meant to accept what you are awarded and not question or even understand the criteria, pension provision very low. Very few opportunities for advancement Some key departments always act overworked and never have time for you, genuine or not... (management team, HR, PA, among the few). Low morale at the moment and lots of people leaving or planning to

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    Wolverine Worldwide2014-10-30
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Wouldn’t recommend my worst enemy work here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers, and there’s a nice discount on shoes.

    Cons

    Claim to be sensitive to work life balance, but actually work you to death with no care or sensitivity to burn out because they want to run lean. Many meetings about planning, with no actionable plans being made until the last minute.

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    Wolverine Worldwide2019-08-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "No work life balance here"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The customers are great and the brand has a strong following.

    Cons

    Work life balance is something this company has never heard of. Mandatory work scheduling makes it impossible to have a life before or after work. Company seems to be flailing about unsure of what the future holds.

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    Wolverine Worldwide2018-10-19
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Remove the Fear / Politics Up Top and WWW Will Thrive"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pays well, stock options, 401K, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Executive management lacks the vision to invest in resources dedicated to building innovative product. Too many layers of politics to count.

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    Wolverine Worldwide2018-09-26
  7. "Great Culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Product Specialist in Rockford, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is phenomenal, people are always willing to help when they can. It's a great place to start making a career. A lot of people I work with started in the Mail room and worked their way into much higher positions.

    Cons

    The hiring process can be long, contracted workers can be in temporary positions for a year or two before finding a permanent spot. Most jobs are posted internally long before they are externally and contracted workers are often the last to be able to apply for jobs.

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    Wolverine Worldwide2018-05-25
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, bad, bad, bad leadership"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PLM in Rockford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolverine Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Love most of my coworkers, Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Complete lack of leadership from higher ups, I have no idea how to move up within the company, They like to higher outsiders instead of promoting from within, Too much political stuff It’s a corporation

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    Wolverine Worldwide2018-03-25
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Several over the years"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Receiving free shoe samples and other perks of being in the outdoor industry is a plus.

    Cons

    Upper management is extremely out of touch. Coninues to just shuffle them around instead of bringing in fresh talent. Job layoffs happen every 6 months or so which is essentially done by firing squad. Compensation is the lowest in the industry unless you are a director or higher. Has extreme work life balance issues. Product innovation consists of knocking off other companies, to add to that Under Armour’s development center is called “lighthouse”. Wolverine copied them and also called the development area “lighthouse”. Every internal company wide meeting the CEO always brings up how much money he makes further illustrating the disconnect.

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    Wolverine Worldwide2018-02-04
  10. "Store Manager"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolverine Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It was fun working with the kids, and the job itself was mostly enoyable.

    Cons

    Retail hours don't always allow for the best work/life balance, especially during busy seasons. Some customers could be quite difficult.

    Wolverine Worldwide2017-04-27
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