Adidas Group Reviews

Updated 14 October, 2014
Updated 14 October, 2014
293 Reviews
3.5
293 Reviews
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Adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is exceptional, almost too life balanced- re: opposite of NYC (in 24 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.  

    excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adidas Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    awesome consumer brands and people

    Cons

    sales driven high presssure targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The brand and company wear off on you over time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Adidas Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good pay for students
    -Great culture within the sales associates, some people were awesome to work with
    -World Class Brand
    -Potential to move up to keyholder if you perform store operations effectively
    -Benefits are great for a retail job
    -Reeboks partner store helps the store function and prosper

    Cons

    -Store Manager too focused on being #1, focuses too highly on the store and brand image rather than support the people on their payroll
    -One of the most incompetent Assistant Managers i've dealt with, arrogantly brings down your confidence as a sales person and an individual while trying to have the store succeed which manifolds unto itself as a terrible concept for success
    -Were given sales quotas which include item counts and average sale value which were subject to review on a weekly basis, high expectations but no compensations for said work. $11 an hour does not provide effective motivation to sell at the standard they provide and therefore there is no motivation to sell
    -Keyholders have no sales goals yet attempt to sell anyways, discouraging and preventing sales associates from further reaching their quotas
    -3 management level employees could care less about their sales associates and dont support them while the other 2 are more understanding and relatable
    -Full Price Inline Store in a mall full of outlets, our competitors (Puma,Sportchek,) beat us majority of the time and therefore sales goals are difficult to achieve on slower days
    -Sports Performance store with managers that arent avid athletes, no true passion in the stores culture
    -No really appealing clothes which is why 9/10 people that enter our store buy anything, originals clothing mainly appeals to a hip style while sports performance is only fitness and athletic related

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Care about your people and stand up for them, rather than put them in the dirt so you can succeed
    -New Store Manager and Assistant Manager, they share no true passion for the store or brand and have no consideration for their people
    -Area Manager needs to be more attentive to the stores and pick up the store level managements flaws.
    -Dont expect sales quotas to be hit every day as there are days we can not achieve them either due to low customer traffic or too many sales associates on at a given time, they are humans too none of them are perfect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Probably Great If You Are Executive-Level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Brantford, ON
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Brantford, ON

    I have been working at Adidas Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -great team to work with-- kind, patient, fun individuals
    -provide regular 40-hr workweek with over time regularly available
    -company gives a great staff discount on their products, as well as providing cold, filtered water stations throughout the facility and free coffee/tea/cappuccino drinks for everyone

    Cons

    -company fails to provide adequate equipment and supplies for staffers to do their work satisfactorily
    -company cares about its image far more than they do about the people who work for them, which makes perfect sense considering every item of clothing and piece of sporting gear that bears their name is made in a sweat shop
    -pay/compensation is poor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great first job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Follow your passion. Work with professional sports teams to create the latest and greatest in new sporting goods. Opportunity to travel. Great exposure to global business.

    Cons

    Uncompetitive salaries and very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up long vesting stock options for all levels of management. Offer competitive compensation and fight to keep talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work as a student

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boucherville, QC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boucherville, QC

    I have been working at Adidas Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and tons of free or really great deals for employees! Met a lot of really great people that I have made lasting relationships with.

    Cons

    Retail work is tedious. Management was not the best which made working there difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers dont have any managerial skills and dont know how to run a store properly. Talking about employees to other employees is not good management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adidas Group

    Pros

    Initally had a great family culture.

    Cons

    .Strategic changes made with team that was not fully prepared.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    adidas is a Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adidas Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. No 2 days are the same. At times very fast-paced which I enjoyed. In Canton, MA, USA, the work environment is second to none with so many amenities including Barber Shop, on campus workout facilities, on campus child care and so much more

    Cons

    There is definitely a culture clash between US and Germany. Each group at times has difficulty understanding the needs and culture differences between the 2.

    Also the company is undergoing a phase where expense has been targeted to reduce ASAP. Dwindling headcount is having a toll on some really great teams all throughout the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful that you don't keep cutting HC. You're already at the bone and your employees are feeling the strain of trying to a lot more with a lot less in the way of bodies, resources and overall support.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Herzogenaurach (Germany)

    I worked at Adidas Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great company, great people, and has wonderful benefits (who doesn't like a ton of free adidas gear). This company is truly a dream, and you get to work with people from all over the world. Adidas will only continue to get better and better, both company and product.

    Cons

    Sometimes the process time for approval is a bit long, but it's all for the greater good. I really can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, this company is a dream.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work in, but not if you want to make a career in IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzogenaurach (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Very international, people from everywhere and official communication language is English. Great support for expats.
    Great work-life balance. Also lot's of activities around the campus and you get to meet sports superstars.
    Environment very relaxed. A very good brand to work for.

    Cons

    Not a great place to build a career in IT. It's very neglected even on this day and age. It's much much easier to make your way up and grow as a people manager or business analyst/consultant than if you are an engineer, developer, technical architect, etc. Unfortunately very few bright IT people to follow or in leadership positions within IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even when the CIO speech is to make IT from a back office function to a money maker, there is no sign of this changing in the near future. Unfortunately adidas has not picked up yet the digital pace we currently live in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    exciting internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Management in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Category Management in Herzogenaurach (Germany)

    I have been working at Adidas Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are relaxed, can wear what they want

    Cons

    a lot to work, sometimes i worked til 10pm as an INTERN

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    control work time of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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