adidas Group Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexible hours for students
    - Great Management
    - Fun Coworkers

    Cons

    - None that I can think of

  2. Soccer Advocate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Soccer Advocate in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Soccer Advocate in Burlington, VT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Testing gear
    Travel
    Free gear
    Work Anywhere with internet
    Energetic people

    Cons

    Sometimes you work long hours

    Advice to Management

    Stop routing chats based on category

  3. Great working environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, opportunity, drive, balance, accessibility

    Cons

    Performance, frustrations, facility, euro, currencies

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on talent

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  5. Working as a sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible for students. The tasks are pretty feasible. The managers are very friendly and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Closing is task that can get very monotonous and annoying, especially if your crew that closes is lazy and lacks motivation to complete the job as fast as possible.

    Advice to Management

    This job depends on how efficient and driven your employees are. Because of this, there should be a lot of attention paid toward hiring new employees.

  6. Customer service representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Custimer Service
    Former Employee - Custimer Service

    I worked at adidas Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is great. Able to grow within the company. Furthermore the benefits are great. They do a lot to show their appreciation for the employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes pro active sharing can be limited. Culture of sharing isnt always the most efficient from Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know employees just a bit more. Asset management is key.

  7. Positive throughout the years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at adidas Group part-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I became friends with coworkers, always upbeat atmosphere, flexible job schedule, able to dress up for holidays

    Cons

    Some coworkers are slow and will always work retail, customers could be rude, holiday season it was difficult to obtain shifts

    Advice to Management

    Fix your late policies, I worked at the outlet and a lot of your visual merchandise didn't apply to our standards

  8. Incredible first job experience as a retail associate, the team culture here is great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The workers and staff are great. The company really sticks to their ethics and their mission.

    Cons

    Stopped being motivated to put in as much effort in selling after not getting anything out of it. The managers did not spend enough time focusing on the associates, and the importance of a break area.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what it was like to be an associate, and put yourself in their shoes. People generally do not enjoy being micromanaged

  9. Perfect job to work if you love sports, people, and shoes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been a soccer player my whole life, so Adidas was the perfect thing for me, however, I love to talk about, learn about, and know about other sports as well. I've worked at Adidas for a year and six months now and I can say it has been the one of the best decisions I have done. The company pays it's store associates $9 an hour and we get 30% worldwide on all of our products. Plus there is a type of culture here at Adidas that you can't find anywhere else. Also you're coworkers are some of the best people you will ever meet, whether you all work, hangout, or play soccer against the Nike workers, you'll be glad you know these guys. In addition there are plenty of advancement within the company. For an example on June the 15th I will flying to our company headquarters in Germany for a shoe designer paid internship for six months. You also get the chance to travel across you're state or the country by attending one of our tent sale, plus the company pays for your hotel and pays you overtime for the duration of the week. Working at Adidas has really change my life for better, I know this sounds corny but it really has made me come out of my shell, meet new friends, and see shoes in a very different perspective.

    Cons

    Like every major company there are going to be major problems to it. Last year our North American regional management told us that outlet stores would not receive certain major selling items it order to save money. Which we were bum out about, but we got over it, however, on may 2014 our regional senior management of Portland, Oregon. Took a "company business conference" in Las Vegas for a week, costing the company $1,000,000 so much for saving money. In additional during the Ukraine crisis with Russia, nearly all Nato nations impose economic sanctions against Russia. How is this relevant? Well Russia is the biggest buyer of our Taylormade golf brand, which causes our expect profit for the year to be split in half which cause lots of layouts around all Adidas stores and offices. In November were visited by our Senior management of Texas to see if we were worth the pay because if not everyone from the stores associate to our general manger would of been cut and we would be replaced by a team from Portland, Oregon.

    Advice to Management

    To senior management please trust you're store associates. We love our job as much you do and would love to keep them as long as we could. Also please spend the company for useful things such as making sure our tent sells don't look ghetto, setting up Mi coach technology displays for every coach to see, and to set up tents that showcase our products of and that we care about Football, Baseball, and Basketball just as much as we care about soccer to the American people.

  10. Fun, Fast Paced Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at adidas Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved developing product for all the major sports leagues and working for the adidas brand. Adidas is a brand that has always resonated with me and i am still a big fan.

    Cons

    So many different initiatives sometimes lacked focus.

    Advice to Management

    Focus in on strengths. Leverage the strength of the brand and don't try to be all things to all retailers.

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    Product Marketing Intern Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Intern in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Intern in Portland, OR

    I worked at adidas Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interning at adidas was truly a great experience. All of the employees are so nice and, as a recent graduate, they all seemed to want to help me land a full-time position since that is the usual desired next step for interns who are no longer in school. The "campus" as they call it (aka the layout of the headquarters) is about as fun, creative, and sports-oriented as the individuals who work there. There are on campus indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a soccer field and tennis courts. There is also an adidas gym, an on-site stores with employee discounts, and a great food court. I interned during the World Cup in soccer which is the adidas strong suit in the sports world. The atmosphere, therefore, was amazing. People would work hard but also take breaks occasionally to catch a good soccer half and support adidas-sponsored teams. Many employees workout on their midday lunch breaks in stead of eating to catch a break from the desk life, and simply bring their food back with them afterwards. The bottom line is that adidas is a fun place to work. It encourages healthy living, laughing, and improving of the sports world.

    Cons

    My only real con is the location. I wish I could move adidas from Portland to California or Florida or to just about any one of the other major cities in the US. If you're from the pacific northwest then you're lucky because you'll be used to it. As someone from the east coast, however, the grey and rainy days and truly odd Oregonian culture were a little bit much for me. The people are really nice and there are things to do. The summer is not as dreary as the rest of the year and is actually pretty beautiful. All in all, however, that really can be a deal breaker.

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