adidas Group Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
278 Reviews
3.6
278 Reviews
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adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Love the brand but higher up management needs some work.

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    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead

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

    Pros

    amazing discount that can be combined with the sales, friendly people and staff that we get to work with, lots of employees really care about the business

    Cons

    communication is lacking sometimes with upper management, very high standards when it comes to everything, change policies a lot at very short notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some managers are great at it but others really need to show an interest in their employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Simple job with minimal challanges.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Estero, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Estero, FL

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount
    Good work environment
    Minimal issues
    Very relaxing job, not primarily recommended for a career

    Cons

    Low pay
    Not challenging enough
    No reward for excelling in your job.
    Full-Time not available for anyone who isn't a manager.
    Time and a half or double time doesn't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values of their employees is very poor. The face of your company is almost as important as the product/services being provided. Without proper compensation the motivation will continue to lack.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    decent start

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Employee Allotment (free clothes/uniform), great co-workers

    Cons

    not much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your associates/co-workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Better than I could have imagined

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Intern in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, fun office environment, sports-oriented campus, frequent interaction with upper management (all voices are heard), easy to collaborate with different departments. Structured intern program with over 40 other interns.

    Cons

    No guaranteed full-time positions for interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    amazing, great atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    working at the barclays center amazing location always busy

    Cons

    end of the nba season, less hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs to be room for growth within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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