adidas Group
3.5 of 5 227 reviews
www.adidas-group.com Herzogenaurach, Germany 5000+ Employees

adidas Group Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.5 227 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer

Herbert Hainer

(127 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "And no one really works too much for long periods of time, so there is work-life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Awesome work environment great world renowned brand"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "senior management are out of touch with their employees; make them feel like they are incompetent"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Unrealistic forecasting and upper management did not support my division"
    in 6 reviews
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Intern Retail Strategy (Former Employee)

I worked at adidas Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat environment on campus like HQ. Supportive and inspirational managers

ConsHighly structured and a good job does not result in a full time position

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company!!!

Lead Sales (Former Employee)
Newport, RI

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

ProsDiscounts, great work environment, international brand,

ConsI wasnt able to get full time work at the time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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amazing, great atmosphere

Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

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

Prosworking at the barclays center amazing location always busy

Consend of the nba season, less hours

Advice to Senior Managementneeds to be room for growth within the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun environment, but can be difficult.

Visual Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsEasy going, competitive work environment.

ConsBusy store and excessive need to multitask.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to work on communication between departments.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good Internship experience

Intern Product Marketing (Former Employee)
Herzogenaurach (Germany)

I worked at adidas Group as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Very good work environment
- More casual dress code than in most companies
- Very relaxed manner of talking to your superiors.
- Even though it's based in Germany, company language is English and it is not necessary to speak German to move up in the company (yes, it does help though)
- Lots of responsibility given early on throughout your placement

Cons- Company culture is stressed a little too hard. Almost cult like employee enthusiasm for the company. You either are really into that or not.
- Location of HQ is in Herzogenaurach, which most likely means living in Nuremberg. That's a rather small city to live in on a permanent basis.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Apparel Developer (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

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

Prosit is a great company to work for.

Consgetting more and more challenges at the job

Advice to Senior Managementsatisfied with compensation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great environment and international exposure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at adidas Group full-time

ProsYou can achieve a relevant international exposure that could support future reallocation (if it is in your career development plan). Multicultural experience is great. Diversity enriches everyday dynamics. Encourages sports and healthy activities with great incentives for this matter.

ConsQualified professional level might rotate due to better salary offers out there.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on retaining strategies based on incentives and competitive salary offers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Opportunity of a lifetime!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosadidas tops the International diversity at the HQ. Coming to work is a dream, since they continue to provide perks to the employees. New amazing gym, new food canteen, new parking garage all in one place.

ConsInternal politics which you will get at any big company. It surely helps if you network around to get ahead, or you will just get passed up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior management rules like Hitler!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

ProsReputable brand globally with great products. Has some great people in key roles and working culture is good (less some useless leaders!). In good position to challenge Nike to be the No.1 sports brand.

ConsUnfair treatment by senior management team, incompetent people in key roles, all talk and no action type of management style, capable employees who contributed significantly to the success of company were axed with no good reasons.

Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example...be fair and transparent! Replace MD for South East Asia who rules like Hitler.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't feel apart of something, just another sales person.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsWorldwide Comapny with vast diverse range of products and outlooks.

ConsTotal miscommunication throughout the company leading to mixed messages going out for release dates and when this information proves wrong either down to a short delay or most of the times the date being shifted for several months it not only portrays a unstable company it also comes across to the customer that staff seem distrusting and end up loosing credibility.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet coherent communication and branding strategy throughout, take notice of entry level staff and make them feel apart of something.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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