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adidas Group Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
267 Reviews

3.5
267 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Laid back and sports centered environment, where work-life balance is given emphasis (in 20 reviews)

  • Awesome work environment great world renowned brand (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Full-Time not available for anyone who isn't a manager (in 8 reviews)

  • senior management are out of touch with their employees; make them feel like they are incompetent (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    Pros

    Prior to October the company was ran as two separate companies. was better company both on Adidas side and Reebok side as the heritage and culture are totally different

    Cons

    New leadership gives the facet they are about people but could care less about their people. favoritism shown to the small inter-circle around new leadership. the demotion of store managers and full time leaders has killed morale with the company and makes our job difficult

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Horribly Organized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great discounts, relaxed environment in which you can wear anything you want. Get your own desktop computer

    Cons

    The system used is terrible and from the 90's. I was one of the few who went to college in my department. People were amazed at my basic level of understanding of Excel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just switch up the culture. Hire some intellect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable stepping stone to something better

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Canton, MA

    Pros

    I worked out of the Reebok headquarters in Canton, MA. The facility is unbelievably awesome, including fitness facilities to die for. Since I hated my job so much, I spent most of my time working out, and because of the sport mentality of the company, my boss had a hard time telling me no.

    Awesome educational benefits that I used fully. Option to travel to the company's headquarters in Germany, where they actually seem to have a positive culture and employees who are hanging on by more than a thread. If I didn't have a family to think of I probably would have asked to transfer.

    Cons

    I am willing to admit that my miserable experience was probably fully due to my boss, director, and group who were seriously dysfunctional. The director pitted employees against each other for her personal amusement and actively promoted yes-men who she could control with absolute authority. There wasn't enough work to go around, so everyone spent most of the day fuming over perceived or real slights from bosses and co-workers. No sense of teamwork, no camaraderie, no motivation to do anything other than work out and get out at 5pm on the dot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A shared sense of culture and purpose would probably have prevented a lot of the misbehavior I witnessed. I know business is bad, but try to do more than just through the motions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    You can't work at Adidas after you've worked at Nike, it will suck

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    Former Employee - Color Design  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Color Design in Portland, OR

    Pros

    But if you get fired from Adidas you can get hired at Nike or if you do a horrible job as an intern at Adidas you can get hired at Nike. If you start out at Adidas as a Color Designer, you can get hired at Converse as a Design Director, but never has a Nike Color Designer been able to become a Design Director.

    Cons

    If you leave Nike and end up working at Adidas, and you realize you've made a mistake, (the job you're doing doesn't at all match the job description, you're design but you're spending 70% of your time doing what would typically be development), it will be difficult if not impossible to go back to Nike.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Be careful of the stripes

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER

    Pros

    Free clothes and shoes, employee discount

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch, the company talks about people all the time but the company only talks the talk. Environment is a locker room. Everyone has something to say but does nothing. Backstabbing and stepping on people to look good is the norm. Company threatens people all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. The company is out of touch with the Stores. Step on too many people and soon there will be none to step on. The word will get out about the company. You talk about people but you chew them up and spit them out without a care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Poor communication across field leadership levels.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Osage Beach, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Osage Beach, MO

    Pros

    Working together as a team to complete all task. Focus on well being for full time employees.

    Cons

    Poor communication across field leadership team to store level team. Field leaders are out of touch with the store because they are managing from out of market locations to often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication to field store team and the effects it has when leadership team does not follow up on committements!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    No chance to move up..

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    Current Employee - Turret Driver  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Turret Driver in Spartanburg, SC

    Pros

    Brainless work, sit around most days

    Cons

    Managers are incompetent. No chance for promotion or shift change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to read and type..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    This was the most awfulest expericence I've ever had!

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    Former Employee - Inflation  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Inflation in Spartanburg, SC

    Pros

    their are none,they don't care about the people their!

    Cons

    They don't care about their employess,you don't get paid enough money,they hire temps,can't keep no help.Want you to make production,but yet you don't get paid no extra money.It's like a slavery camp.I don't recommend that work place for no one! Addidas should be ashame,as much money as they make ,and don't want to pay enough to the employes!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way yall treat people.if you want good workers,you got to know how to treat them,and not to have a ATTITUDE! More than half the people that work there have a nasty ATTITUDE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Bluffton, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bluffton, SC

    Pros

    30% discount on top of other promos

    Cons

    Terrible management, don't care about their employees, unrealistic expectations
    I ran our stock room by myself for 12 months, and all the winter people they hired that we're supposed to help in the stock room made it worse. During the summer we get 50 boxes minimum and all the responsibility to process all the product and get it out on the floor was on me. I made 8.50/hr to start and even after working there for 17 months, I only got a .13 cent raise and am still expected to process all the freight. Not to mention management icing us our raises 3 months later than they said. It's a terrible company to work for unless you work as a cashier, which you'll be able to do minimum work and not move from behind the register and still get paid the same as the single person in the stock room busting his balls to get everything out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sucking at running the company and care about your employees

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    Avoid unless desperate

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    Former Employee - Color Design  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Color Design in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Good location, if you live in downtown Portland. On-site sample room for creating new product was awesome, extremely helpful.

    Cons

    70% of my time was spent doing production/development, 30% on actual design. Simple processes were over-complicated, and when suggestions where were made to help simplify, the standard response was, "welcome to Adidas." People who had been there for years were extremely negative, most of the younger designers wanted to be working at Nike. The sweatshirt of choice for the apparel team was Uniglo, not even an Adidas sweatshirt. I think this says something about the brand. There's a lack of integrity, absolutely zero passion behind the product. Targeted consumer is a 17 year old suburban boy, which leaves very little opportunity to push the envelope and there's no risk taking, at all. Obvious, current trends were ignored. The team I worked with was surprised to find out that denim silhouettes have changed in the last 8 years!!.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job titles/job description should match the job. Don't hire someone with 10 years of industry experience to do entry level production work. You must evolve, the brand, the product and the people.

    Doesn't Recommend

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