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adidas Group Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
321 Reviews
3.4
321 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.  

    Fun environment, high expectations at a low hourly rate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA

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

    Pros

    Awesome management, Team Leads are fully devoted to their jobs

    Fun environment, many co-workers become friends

    Plenty of different roles to play in the store (ie; Footwear Associate, Apparel Associate, Cashier, etc.)

    Cons

    The management has very high expectations of the associates, associates don't have much incentive due to low pay and minimal pay raises

    Closing up the store can keep you there for up to an hour after your shift ends

    Budget is mostly next to impossible to hit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internally

    Lower expectations of underpaid employees, but raise expectations to employees who are given raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was fun to begin with, but it only goes downhill from there.

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

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

    Pros

    -You gain a lot of useful skills which can be applicable in many fields
    -You get to interact with celebrities

    Cons

    -Raises are VERY little
    -You aren't compensated for the work and effort you put
    -Constant turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Reward your employees! If not a raise, bring back the "Superstar of the Month" program to show that you value your employees.
    -Learn to not micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Limited Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits that include paid time off, 401k and a discount on merchandise
    - Fun atmosphere in the store environment with a lot of friendly people
    - Flexible schedules where you will most always be given the time off you need

    Cons

    - Expectations are very vague and limited. Not a challenging environment where you may get bored with work and feel you have been there and done that.
    - No one stays with the company. Store manager and multi unit management turnover is so high you can expect a completely different set of managers on a yearly basis
    - Multi-Unit managers are not focused on growing the business by growing their people
    - Customer service is a secondary focus to store tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make good hiring decisions and develop your leaders. There will continue to be a revolving door of personnel until the focus shifts to truely developing instead of using it as a talking point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor training, 'green' employees, lack of leadership, figure it out yourself, high turn due to burnout

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    Work life balance is exceptional, almost too life balanced- re: opposite of NYC

    Cons

    Constantly changing structure, strategy, high turnover, very few customer focused Sr. Leaders, numbers driven organization with few resources

  6.  

    great starter job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, paid time off

    Cons

    Poor store training, needs proper managerial training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful Company, but not the greatest job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Pleasant Prairie, WI

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

    Pros

    The job gives you so many connections, just by having Adidas on your resume doors open up for you.

    Cons

    More of a first job setting, not really somewhere you would want to stay long term. Co-workers are more like peers than coworkers. No one takes their job seriously, mostly because its some of their first jobs. Don't look at retail and store sales as long term, build relationships and make connections and go on about your business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most people working in the store have no customer service experience or sales knowledge. Meeting store sales goals is rather difficult when no one in the store knows how to sell. Focus more on that in the hiring process. I've seen co-workers varying from other sales associates or team leads, just be ridiculously rude to the customer. So instead of pushing sales goals, try pushing customer service and dealing better customer service than Nike and Reebok, guarantee that turns over more profit, instead of hiring more and more people that know nothing about the job, sales, or sports apparel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a fun experience with many young individuals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No one retires from adidas in the US

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

    I worked at adidas Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits - healthcare and time-off are generous

    Cons

    Lack of career growth. Adidas US has very limited opportunities in merchandising and product management unless you are at the entry level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Love the brand but higher up management needs some work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time (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

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