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adidas Reviews

Updated March 24, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good Work-Life Balance (Flexible Time)" (in 114 reviews)

  • "Good work environment where you could connect with others of all types of race and ethnicity" (in 138 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance in some departments" (in 24 reviews)

  • "HR has to do a better job of communicating about full time opportunities" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Good culture and hours are good

    Cons

    Politics are required to get promotions


  2. "retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas part-time

    Pros

    loved it regular retail experience

    Cons

    retail, so you get what you get

  3. "Great Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Supervisor
    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Supervisor

    I worked at adidas part-time

    Pros

    face paced environment
    employee discount
    flexible schedule

    Cons

    no room for advancement


  4. "Fun Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Sales Lead
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, Great Customers, Great Discounts!

    Cons

    Poor Uppermanagement (DM)
    No opportunities to move up to Corporate

    Advice to Management

    Promote within vs hiring external, they know your product and are eager to live breathe the brand


  5. "Great part time work for college/high school students"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, Great Management, constant opportunities for promotions, insane discounts, quarterly allotment for work clothes, discounts for friends and family, access to Employee Store in Portland, immersive training

    Cons

    Holiday hours suck, but is expected in retail

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  6. "Low pay not worth the work wanted"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee discount
    Good for people that need flexibility

    Cons

    Store has a tiny stock room...
    Management very messy and unorganized
    Managers micromanage heavily

    Drama everywhere

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to be more transparent with your workers.


  7. "Strong creative culture, excellent benefits and perks"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Art Director in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Art Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    (This is for the North American headquarters in Portland)
    * Company culture supports creativity and trying new things
    * Excellent benefits including employee stock program, on-site sports and fitness facilities, regular events and celebrations that all are encouraged to participate.
    * Great people who all strive to make a difference, including striving for diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    * Typical corporate shenanigans
    * Executive leadership prioritizes profits over people
    * I experienced massive lack of communication between Germany and Portland. We were often treated as second-class citizens when we were actually leading the charge on product.

  8. "You Get What You Make of It."

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    Former Employee - Event Photographer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Event Photographer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand to have on your resume, events are sometimes interesting. Great experience for improvising and working with different lighting techniques.

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be stagnant, not too much room for development.


  9. "Great Company/Limited Opportunities in Portland"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun Culture
    50% Discount on all adidas/Reebok products
    Unique Opportunities to meet athletes/celebrities
    Located in actual Portland (not a suburb)
    Somewhat competitive pay and benefits
    Decent Flexibility

    Cons

    Long hours
    Doesn't pay as much as Nike or other competitors
    Willing to clamp down on budgets at the expense of morale
    Limited room for growth unless geographically flexible

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to morale and ask if it's worth slashing small T&E budgets at the expense of keeping employees happy. Also, be sensitive to work/life balance. With continued pressure on growth, people are quickly burning out and asking if it's worth the added stress just because adidas is a cool brand. That only goes so far.


  10. "Basic retail; operations and management is still developing"

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    Current Employee - Retail Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount and access to product.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement with in the organization. Very siloed in approach - retail doesn't talk to product or marketing or wholesale. Little to no collaboration with other departments or even other stores. Slow to progress technologically or culturally as it's a conservative global corporation.