Adidas Group Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
293 Reviews
3.5
293 Reviews
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Adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is exceptional, almost too life balanced- re: opposite of NYC (in 24 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.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at Adidas Group

    Pros

    flexible hours always had your back no metter what

    Cons

    boring at times but cool place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay on top of you knowledge and what needs to be done

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm happy to be employed at adidas America.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Adidas Group

    Pros

    Young, energetic, & sports oriented people. Great product among the plethora of stuff. Comfortable in our own skin.

    Cons

    Constant power & control issues with the home office in Germany. Too many excuses for average work. Get over it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in a room, beat each others brains in & figure it out. Live the corporate values everywhere, everyday. Please.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Adidas Group

    Pros

    It's a brand with Soul and the only brand that has the balance of Street and Sport

    Cons

    adidas is known for not paying as well as Nike. But the upside is there are fewer layoffs when times are tough at retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level the workload and Compensation. Need a more diverse workforce

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adidas was a great place to learn core retail foundations

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Central Valley, NY
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Central Valley, NY

    I worked at Adidas Group

    Pros

    Great and I mean Excellent benefits including health insurance and they do recognize domestic partnerships, FTO, holiday pay after a year. Clothing allotments and opportunity for everyone to make bonuses. However, due to the recession they cut off benefits to part time employees,

    Cons

    Corporate needs to take feedback from store level a little more seriously. Too many Germans taking over the American market of the brand. Incompetent and unorganized district managers. It's all about who you know in that company and it will dictate how you advance. Hard work has no merit.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Easy work, great benefits, knowledgeable management.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Adidas Group

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Good compensation compared to other retail stores
    - Easy work
    - Relaxing work environment
    - Sociable co-workers

    Cons

    - Few growth opportunities
    - Too much emphasis on sales
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    Recommends
  7.  

    Good overall company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Adidas Group

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere. In the IT department, all of the employees get along great and great communication from the management.

    Cons

    Working on the production floor. Lower wages, really 'by the book' for any time off issues or emergency type issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    adidas

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Adidas Group

    Pros

    It fits those seeking to live an active lifestyle. The casual work environment is also a plus. Highly talented workforce.

    Cons

    Long hours, lower pay in comparison to other companies in the same industry, and few added benefits aside from the standard health plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Information flow to subordinates could improve.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work in, but not if you want to make a career in IT

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzogenaurach (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Very international, people from everywhere and official communication language is English. Great support for expats.
    Great work-life balance. Also lot's of activities around the campus and you get to meet sports superstars.
    Environment very relaxed. A very good brand to work for.

    Cons

    Not a great place to build a career in IT. It's very neglected even on this day and age. It's much much easier to make your way up and grow as a people manager or business analyst/consultant than if you are an engineer, developer, technical architect, etc. Unfortunately very few bright IT people to follow or in leadership positions within IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even when the CIO speech is to make IT from a back office function to a money maker, there is no sign of this changing in the near future. Unfortunately adidas has not picked up yet the digital pace we currently live in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    exciting internship

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    Current Employee - Category Management in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Category Management in Herzogenaurach (Germany)

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

    Pros

    People are relaxed, can wear what they want

    Cons

    a lot to work, sometimes i worked til 10pm as an INTERN

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    control work time of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Adidas Intern

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    Former Employee - Footwear Developer
    Former Employee - Footwear Developer

    I worked at Adidas Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment with amazing facilities, creates a great atmosphere and culture, and consequently strong relationships

    Cons

    Company politics, things are'nt as simple as they seem. At times lots of pressure is placed on the developer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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