adidas Group

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adidas Group Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
323 Reviews
3.4
323 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.  

    Always hires outside the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount and sports apparel environment.

    Cons

    Low starting salary and little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They allow very little hours for sales associaties even when a store is very busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very difficult first year with no training and high expectations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Account Representative
    Current Employee - Key Account Representative

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

    Pros

    The brand is very strong in soccer and there is so much potential to grow in the U.S. Lots of great people work at adidas and I have made many friends who I really enjoy working with.

    Cons

    Limited resources- expectations are that account managers wear a lot of different hats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more resources so people aren't spread so thin. A planner would be very useful for key accounts- accounts would benefit and the brand would in turn see positive results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great job to start at but no movement in the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD

    I have been working at adidas Group part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    30 percent discount, great people, awesome managers, flexible with schedule, selling bonus if store beats yearly budget

    Cons

    some employees slack off, crappy raises, sent home early if slow, used to get quarterly bonus which got turned into yearly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to bump up people already in company instead of people outside the company who dont know the brand, hire people who wanna work and dont always request off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Typical Corporate Crap

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free stuff, good discounts, that is really about it, there isn't much else to say.

    Cons

    All stores get punished based on other stores not doing their job, management at many locations is very weak, always finding a way to screw over their hard working employees. No holiday pay for pt nor holiday pay for working on a holiday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a deeper look into your managers, they put on a complete different act when you are there vs. when you aren't in terms of how they treat employees

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    General

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Conway, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Conway, NH

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

    Pros

    benefits: good salary, good perks, friendly enviornment

    Cons

    low chances of career developing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked in Marketing with the Brand for many years. Great Brand with challenges in vision

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time

    Pros

    Best group of like-minded, enthusiastic people who like to have fun and work for a global sports brand

    Cons

    Lack of vision, total disorganization. Great brand, poorly run company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adidas SF

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent entry level job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's interesting working for such a well known successful brand. I've learned a lot about sports in general working here.The benefits are decent. They offer 40% off merchandise, PTO, Holiday pay, 401K, and medical and dental. You also get to dress very casual since you are encouraged to wear the Adidas brand.

    Cons

    There isn't much room for growth and advancement. Which is upsetting because Adidas is a globally recognized brand. The pay is not nearly enough! Your job can also be hard to complete because of the lack of communication across the board. I find it very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that you appreciate them. There are a lot of employees that work extremely hard every day for little pay and get no recognition from upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment but very little room for promotion internally. District and regional management has little influence.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    environment, benefits, light workload. Peers at other stores are very helpful when needed. Brand values are strong

    Cons

    no room for promotion, very little communication from corporate. lots of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont treat all stores the same. If a store is successful, let them continue to generate profits. don't change the way they operate because other stores are struggling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very basic pay, horrible area manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    The discount is great!

    starting pay is not minimum, not too bad.

    Shine training is rarely used but good information to learn taking on another job!

    Cons

    Horrible pay raises!

    Bonuses based on companies performance, not store!

    Sales Assoc weekly hours ranged from 4-12 hour per week some period of times!

    Corporate was very rude to associates during walk through!

    Management team discriminates and makes racial jokes amongst eachother!

    Horrible area manager! when she walked into a building the place became tense and chaotic, sales associates paced around as if they were on drugs!

    WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE WORK FOR ADIDAS COMPANY UNLESS IM CORPORATE WORLD!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your associates as if they bring profit to the store and not just a body to fill when you need things done.

    Hire management teams that actually have experience for the position.

    If you expect brand pride you should deliver better quality apparel. designs are inconsistent and trash.

    Don't make racist comments or racist jokes. (Management still under company/transferred stores)

    Be professional in all ways of your job.

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