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adidas Group Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
23 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 28 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.  

    Retail Team Leader

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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

    Pros

    Multinational company
    Originals Collection
    Collaborations with fashion designers

    Cons

    No Opportunities to grow within the company
    Low paid associates
    Conservative Management
    Lack of Creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for new ideas and talents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managers don't care about lower staff

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

    I have been working at adidas Group part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work hard get hours. Good training.

    Cons

    Managers stick together. Do not care about sales staff. Feels like we are replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of changes

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

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    Great discounts and lots of sales.

    Cons

    Little to no training for new employees. Employees are unsure about the products and technologies of what they are selling.

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

    dis functional company that did away with store managers and has one person running multiple stores and it leads to problems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good discount, friendly team atmosphere and decent pay. room for growth if interested. fast paced store with always plenty to do to keep you busy.

    Cons

    Bad corporate structure and dysfunctional stores due to the eliminating of SM and having one person run multiple store that are part of Adidas group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have SM again

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrible company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    there really is nothing good about this job

    Cons

    everything about this job is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shut the company down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    District Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time

    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
  8.  

    Mattapoisett - SLD review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    company benefits are great; leadership is horrible.

    Cons

    Micromanaging staff; the boss has his little rats tell him what is going on; managerial staff is awful; most of them don't even know how to write a letter. Just because you have been in a position for years; you should qualify as a manager and know a little about managerial tasks. I would never ever recommend this place to work for anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out the old and start fresh. Stagnet people in positions of authority. Don't know anything about HR. Micromanaging staff and have favorites; really! HR person doesn't know her job either. Bells; no work life balance at all. horrible cafeteria actually disgusting. Canton doesn't compare at all with Mattapoisett. It's truly a disgusting place to work. Senior Management should be aware of how the employees are treated. You always feel like you have a electrical collar around your neck. They don't like change or advancement.

    SAD place to work; work life balance; there is none; you better be in at 8 and out at 5; Need to look for a new job. This place is horrible. The facility is horrible. Great people (except managers). They treat staff horribly. They always fail the employee survey; wake up Senior Management; there is a reason why!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Horribly Organized

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at adidas Group as an intern

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable stepping stone to something better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Canton, MA

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

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Color Design in Portland, OR
    Former Contractor - Color Design in Portland, OR

    I worked at adidas Group as a contractor (less than a year)

    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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