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adidas Group Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "they're okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great product, good western staff.

    Cons

    head office is in the middle of nowhere ontario, and they only employ people from around that area (not the best available), so the results are pretty much small town people with little experience making national marketing and product decisions. at least hire someone from toronto who knows fashion!!!

    Advice to Management

    time to start hiring the best people and paying for relocation. you're adidas after all, and true religion jeans with shell toes don't cut it anymore.


  2. "Amazing company for sports lovers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sports Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Sports Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at adidas Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the main sports players around the world, great diversity in staff, range of products, many offices around the world

    Cons

    If you dont like winter with low temperatures you cannot apply for Global headquarters in Herzogenaurach. But you can try in Amsterdam or Portland


  3. "bigotry and harassment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    central location,fair discount, nice clothes

    Cons

    re: 1 manager in particular - is a homophobe. he openly threatened to beat up gay people. on another occasion he asked a black employee "did you steal anything today"

    nothing happened to him despite other management being aware of these incidents

    Advice to Management

    you wont fix it - no advice to offer


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  5. "Business Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group full-time

    Pros

    Employee discount, events, work environment

    Cons

    Salary, long working hours, career development


  6. "Awesome place to grow, if you'de like!"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young, energetic teams, let you take responsibilities if you show you're capable and willing to, great international community, so many things to learn!

    Cons

    Huge (German) company with multiple hierarchic levels = slow decisions. Difficulties to show off your work to upper management.

    Advice to Management

    From upper management to P1 level, don't forget that our vendors are the consumer facings. Don't forget to listen to them, question them, train them. You do the product, they sell it and bring the money!


  7. "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Designer in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best team to work with, great knowledge gain

    Cons

    HR need more information abou employees and learn about best practices when dealing with careers

    Advice to Management

    Look up to the people and the company will growth


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    "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time

    Pros

    The number of activities you can do is limitless, dozens of benefits and if you're a good on building connection you can basically get paid for not working at all. Seriously nobody care about productivity, the only skills you really need is politic and posting how good you're in the intranet.

    Cons

    If you're looking for a professional challenge this is the wrong place, in fact, it is perfect to get frustrated or if you're at very first experience or, if you work for communication and HR people, the senior employees who stay have stopped to work after few years maybe because they built a profile already for getting a promotion. Good people will go as soon their cv get updated.

    Advice to Management

    Are you asking to work hard to improve profitability and margin, have you ever checked how many people we need to pay for getting the job done?


  9. "Good perks, horrible toxic management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at adidas Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good employee discount, free uniform. if you work in the city stores you get to deal with elite athletes which is pretty cool sometimes.

    Cons

    toxic management, , almost zero room for progression, they'll always look to hire externally rather than promote internally

    Advice to Management

    There's way too much to say here. No one follows policies and procedures properly. Especially the management team. Management team also encourages workplace bullying.


  10. "internship review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good growth opportunity and job market perspectives

    Cons

    converting into fulltime with internal recruitment

    Advice to Management

    easier internal recruitment for current and former employees


  11. "Art Director / Senior Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative and Collaborative people passionate to change lives through sport.

    Cons

    Poor Organization. Poor understanding of culture and how to be relevant on the sport side of the business. Play it safe and expected when our key consumers want creativity and emotions.

    Advice to Management

    simplify and amplify. do & say less, mean more. connect emotionally and creatively with athletes. inspire them to see sport and themselves from a different point of view.



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