Adidas Group Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
293 Reviews
3.5
293 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is exceptional, almost too life balanced- re: opposite of NYC (in 25 reviews)

  • Work life balance is great, corporate really cares about their staff, fun work environment (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Lots of politicking between senior management (in 11 reviews)

  • Full-Time not available for anyone who isn't a manager (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Always hires outside the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Adidas Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee Discount and sports apparel environment.

    Cons

    Low starting salary and little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They allow very little hours for sales associaties even when a store is very busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very difficult first year with no training and high expectations.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Account Representative
    Current Employee - Key Account Representative

    I have been working at Adidas Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The brand is very strong in soccer and there is so much potential to grow in the U.S. Lots of great people work at adidas and I have made many friends who I really enjoy working with.

    Cons

    Limited resources- expectations are that account managers wear a lot of different hats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more resources so people aren't spread so thin. A planner would be very useful for key accounts- accounts would benefit and the brand would in turn see positive results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great job to start at but no movement in the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD

    I have been working at Adidas Group part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    30 percent discount, great people, awesome managers, flexible with schedule, selling bonus if store beats yearly budget

    Cons

    some employees slack off, crappy raises, sent home early if slow, used to get quarterly bonus which got turned into yearly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to bump up people already in company instead of people outside the company who dont know the brand, hire people who wanna work and dont always request off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment but very little room for promotion internally. District and regional management has little influence.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Adidas Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    environment, benefits, light workload. Peers at other stores are very helpful when needed. Brand values are strong

    Cons

    no room for promotion, very little communication from corporate. lots of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont treat all stores the same. If a store is successful, let them continue to generate profits. don't change the way they operate because other stores are struggling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Storm clouds ahead

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adidas Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Direct superior gives lots of power and autonomy to run the business (same can't be said for other departments) and is all about pro-work life balance ( though, again not practiced company wide ) Have a great working team and the only reason why I still head to work everyday.

    Cons

    Too process driven, losing business opportunities in the process. Too many chefs running the show, too many reporting lines. Lots of politicking between senior management. Matrix reporting structure which fuels the politicking and overtly power hungry individuals. Too much power and influence given to certain individuals and departments and because of their unscrupulous ways to create a mini fiefdom in the company, many a good employee has left or driven away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit your stores. Speak with your frontline staff & middle management. Listen to what they have to say. Stop the games and power struggles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Meh, not bad.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foot Wear Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Foot Wear Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Adidas Group part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, People are pretty cool.

    Cons

    Weak Leaders..Weak Scheduling...Just weak Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Standard college campus promotion position

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adidas Group

    Pros

    Really cool free gear. Solid professional Social Media experience.

    Cons

    Had to be annoying on social media.

  9.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adidas Group

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    small footprint in Portland oregon

  10.  

    adidas Group

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adidas Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brand! It has a strong built in following that it can capitalize on

    Cons

    Too focused on the rivalry with Under Armour and Nike and not on their products or people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create products in styles that the US can relate too and utilize your teams to be your brand ambassadors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun environment, high expectations at a low hourly rate.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA

    I have been working at Adidas Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome management, Team Leads are fully devoted to their jobs

    Fun environment, many co-workers become friends

    Plenty of different roles to play in the store (ie; Footwear Associate, Apparel Associate, Cashier, etc.)

    Cons

    The management has very high expectations of the associates, associates don't have much incentive due to low pay and minimal pay raises

    Closing up the store can keep you there for up to an hour after your shift ends

    Budget is mostly next to impossible to hit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internally

    Lower expectations of underpaid employees, but raise expectations to employees who are given raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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