adidas Group Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
273 Reviews

3.5
273 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    I was a sales associate.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Leesburg, VA

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

    Pros

    A good thing working at Adidas is that you will get free clothes to wear at work, and a good company discount.

    Cons

    The salary may be low depending on what position you are working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Awesome Experience

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, management style was coach-like and very supportive. They had an open door policy in which you are encouraged to share your ideas or concerns. Most managers led by example. GM actually knows your name. Very Positive environment.

    Cons

    Full time status was eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find away to bring back full time status!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA

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

    Pros

    Working in a retail store for Adidas was a great oppurtunity. I ended my experience their for personal reasons nothing with the company. They treat you right and everyone is so friendly. My area the area and district managers get o know everyone.

    Cons

    Nothing was wrong with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.... Also Store I believe it is 6183 in Pottstown PA the store manger is Jessica Harrison- Harper. Keep her and do not let her leave. She knows how to run the store and keep it fun for the employees. She deserves to move up in the company.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, especially if you're an active person and enjoy sports. The benefits and perks are great.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great perks
    Gym on campus/workout at lunch
    Employee discount- and discounts with affiliate brands
    Relaxed work attired allowed- no suits or formal wear here!

    Cons

    Salaries seem to be higher outside of this industry. It is often very hard to move up or get promoted. Managers have a reputation here for not trying to grow their employees and promote within; it's as if they feel threatened and don't want to see their staff succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay your employees at competitive rates compared to the outside job force.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Horribly Organized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group as an intern

    Pros

    Great discounts, relaxed environment in which you can wear anything you want. Get your own desktop computer

    Cons

    The system used is terrible and from the 90's. I was one of the few who went to college in my department. People were amazed at my basic level of understanding of Excel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just switch up the culture. Hire some intellect

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

    Lots of Doors

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This company offers many opportunities to changing and advancing your career.

    Cons

    The work load is overwhelming at times. You must be a committed and passionate person in your field to be happy at this company or you will not be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable stepping stone to something better

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Canton, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Canton, MA

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

    Pros

    I worked out of the Reebok headquarters in Canton, MA. The facility is unbelievably awesome, including fitness facilities to die for. Since I hated my job so much, I spent most of my time working out, and because of the sport mentality of the company, my boss had a hard time telling me no.

    Awesome educational benefits that I used fully. Option to travel to the company's headquarters in Germany, where they actually seem to have a positive culture and employees who are hanging on by more than a thread. If I didn't have a family to think of I probably would have asked to transfer.

    Cons

    I am willing to admit that my miserable experience was probably fully due to my boss, director, and group who were seriously dysfunctional. The director pitted employees against each other for her personal amusement and actively promoted yes-men who she could control with absolute authority. There wasn't enough work to go around, so everyone spent most of the day fuming over perceived or real slights from bosses and co-workers. No sense of teamwork, no camaraderie, no motivation to do anything other than work out and get out at 5pm on the dot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A shared sense of culture and purpose would probably have prevented a lot of the misbehavior I witnessed. I know business is bad, but try to do more than just through the motions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I started off great then got horrible, quickly.

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Great team oriented atmosphere.
    Very creative.

    Cons

    Immature management that is ill educated on what and how to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop conversing with your employees as if they're equal. I don't want to know who you banged on the weekend. Be MORE professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fair and Productive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    #1 in Top notch sports technology, always has great things to offer to athletes to perform better

    Cons

    Promotions hard to come by, need to research yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with employee on personal level, every worker is different. Conform for the best productivity your company can offer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfied with employer and work environment.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Howell, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Howell, MI

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

    Pros

    Great environment for exposure to customer service. Some opportunities to advance within the store. Employees handle various tasks, including cleaning,stocking, cashiering, processing shipments, etc.

    Cons

    My direct manager (not the store manager) severely lacked some management skills (e.x. racial attitudes towards customers, favoritism and too "buddy buddy" with certain employees)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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