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adidas Group Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
314 Reviews
3.5
314 Reviews
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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.  

    Lots of changes

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    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
  2. 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

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    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time (more than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrible company

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    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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    District Sales Manager

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    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
  6.  

    Horribly Organized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  7. 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

    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
  8. 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

    I worked at adidas Group as a contractor (less than an 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
  9.  

    Be careful of the stripes

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

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

    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
  10.  

    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

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time

    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
  11.  

    No chance to move up..

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

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

    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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