adidas Group Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
279 Reviews
3.5
279 Reviews
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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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    Adidas SF

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team energy, good pay

    Cons

    Lack of management, sometimes there can be disorganizaiton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Career Learning Experience

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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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I began my career here as a 16 year old working in a store that was making about 5 million dollars per year. I worked here throughout high school, on and off when returning for summer vacation from colleges and on long breaks, and then returned full time to assume a management level role at the completion of college. By the time I stepped into a management role, I had seen, and been a part of, this store growing to roughly a 12 million dollar top 5 outlet in the United States for adidas. Throughout my journey I had great mentors in leadership roles, specifically assistant store managers, but did see a revolving door of store managers. The leaders imposed a great, corporate designed, training program upon associates. But unfortunately it fell upon associates to delve deeper into the training since daily tasks, responsibilities, and overall traffic in the store kept managers extremely busy.

    As an adidas associate, you have countless opportunities throughout the day to interact with guests and convert them into customers. It is a great training ground for people who are looking to get into a more professional sales role in the future. On the other side, adidas does provide the opportunity to be a long term employee and make a career in retail, or transitioning into a career on the corporate side of the company.

    Overall, this was a great place to work, a company with incredible products, great people, flexible schedules, an extremely challenging environment (although this depends on which store you work at), and great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    - As with any retailer, you generally work all weekends and holidays.
    - Store managers never lasted more than a year or two.
    - Salary started low and raises were very low
    - Technology used within the store (POS) (Receiving Guns) (Price Lookup Guns) were outdated or constantly crashing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Convert your top talent to higher paid, salaried employees. You'll get more out of them (There were numerous days where I wanted to work, and work, and work, or come in an extra day to get a head but lack of OT opportunities, and already working a 40/hr week prevented that).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It was a fun experience with many young individuals.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    If you like the brand you will enjoy working for the company no doubt about it. Working for Adidas you will be working with consumers who play sports and are active which is awesome.

    Cons

    The people that I worked with didn't have much experience with sports. Didn't get a salary increase after a year with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't manage a retail store if you don't expect to be there for a couple years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall, good opportunity to learn how a global organization functions.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group as an intern

    Pros

    Ownership of projects
    Good work-life balance
    Great opportunities to interact with senior management
    Fun events with world famous athletes

    Cons

    Difficult to secure full-time position from internship
    Location. Without a car the office is difficult to get to

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    Good Job flexible with student hours

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hagerstown, MD

    I worked at adidas Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    competitive pay, great brand with excellent products and discounts. The management will be sure to tell you what you are doing wrong and how to learn from your mistakes.

    Cons

    The job can be quite stressful with the day to day task at hang while still being pushed to sell products. supervision is always watching over you.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good People, Process challenges

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at adidas Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good facilities, convenient urban location, good benefits, fun and useful products, very environmentally- and community-focused, opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability for delivering design toolkits on time and lack of consistent brand voice. There is weak coaching and career tracking, creating a high turn-over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a safe environment for honest feedback that includes taking positive, courageous action to support loyal and hard-working employees. This would include mentoring or removing ineffective leadership. Keep creating brand moments that inspire the team and connect them to sport. Evolve the adidas heritage in a way that emotionally connects with today's consumers - wherever they live.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at adidas Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun culture,receive free clothes and shoes every 60 days. Great discount and management is flexible when it comes to working with your schedule.

    Cons

    Folding t shirts can become a bore after awhile and some nights it will take you two extra hours to close.
    No health insurance for part time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people.
    Offer insurance to part time staff like Starbucks and Apple.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    developer apparel

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    Current Employee - Apparel Developer  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Apparel Developer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at adidas Group as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    it is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    getting more and more challenges at the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    satisfied with compensation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Receptionist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at adidas Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people!
    All my co-workers genuinely cared about my success and made me feel welcome.
    Hard work is noticed!
    Opportunity for advancement in the company.

    Cons

    Work load seemed a bit uneven. Some employees had much more work to do than others!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the work load is more even and you are communicating with your employees.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's a fun company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    Innovation of products seem to be getting better. Management is also giving current employees a chance to move up.

    Cons

    I notice a lot of communication problems throughout the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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