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adidas Group Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
307 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is exceptional, almost too life balanced- re: opposite of NYC (in 26 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.  

    Live an active lifestyle in Your Workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    Encourage you to live a healthy lifestyle. Live the brand you work for. People are very passionate about the work they are doing.

    Cons

    Depending on the sport or area you work within you do not always have the freedom to grow the brand the right way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A less corporate environment might drive employees to be more creative and offer flexibility in terms of undertaking new projects.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Exciting while it lasted!

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

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    Benefits and Pay was great! Had a lot of independance to make own decisions to run business.

    Cons

    Ended up having a Manager that micromanaged too much and lost passion to work for adidas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire passionate and relateable people in areas of management.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    flexible hours always had your back no metter what

    Cons

    boring at times but cool place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay on top of you knowledge and what needs to be done

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm happy to be employed at adidas America.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    Young, energetic, & sports oriented people. Great product among the plethora of stuff. Comfortable in our own skin.

    Cons

    Constant power & control issues with the home office in Germany. Too many excuses for average work. Get over it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in a room, beat each others brains in & figure it out. Live the corporate values everywhere, everyday. Please.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    It's a brand with Soul and the only brand that has the balance of Street and Sport

    Cons

    adidas is known for not paying as well as Nike. But the upside is there are fewer layoffs when times are tough at retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level the workload and Compensation. Need a more diverse workforce

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adidas was a great place to learn core retail foundations

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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

    Pros

    Great and I mean Excellent benefits including health insurance and they do recognize domestic partnerships, FTO, holiday pay after a year. Clothing allotments and opportunity for everyone to make bonuses. However, due to the recession they cut off benefits to part time employees,

    Cons

    Corporate needs to take feedback from store level a little more seriously. Too many Germans taking over the American market of the brand. Incompetent and unorganized district managers. It's all about who you know in that company and it will dictate how you advance. Hard work has no merit.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Easy work, great benefits, knowledgeable management.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Good compensation compared to other retail stores
    - Easy work
    - Relaxing work environment
    - Sociable co-workers

    Cons

    - Few growth opportunities
    - Too much emphasis on sales
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    Recommends
  9.  

    Good overall company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere. In the IT department, all of the employees get along great and great communication from the management.

    Cons

    Working on the production floor. Lower wages, really 'by the book' for any time off issues or emergency type issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    adidas

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    It fits those seeking to live an active lifestyle. The casual work environment is also a plus. Highly talented workforce.

    Cons

    Long hours, lower pay in comparison to other companies in the same industry, and few added benefits aside from the standard health plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Information flow to subordinates could improve.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    adidas Group was a great company to work for, and I highly recommend to friends looking to find a position in sports.

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    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at adidas Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere around the Canadian head office helped me to enjoy my job. The pay, bonuses, benefits, holidays, and perks of working in the sports world with a power house brand was second to none.

    Cons

    There isn't much room for advancement in the building. Unless you are prepared to be transferred it's tough to advance in a timely manner. Too much good talent has walked because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at a some of your management that is floating along, not leading their teams in the way adidas Group should be.

    Recommends
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