adidas Group
3.5 of 5 228 reviews
www.adidas-group.com Herzogenaurach, Germany 5000+ Employees

adidas Group Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.5 228 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer

Herbert Hainer

(127 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "And no one really works too much for long periods of time, so there is work-life balance"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Awesome work environment great world renowned brand"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "senior management are out of touch with their employees; make them feel like they are incompetent"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Unrealistic forecasting and upper management did not support my division"
    in 6 reviews
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excellent

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at adidas Group full-time for more than 10 years

Prosawesome consumer brands and people

Conssales driven high presssure targets

Advice to Senior Managementcommunication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great first job.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsFollow 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.

ConsUncompetitive salaries and very political.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun at times, but the problems outweigh the joy

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

Pros-Decent Pay
-Good Discount
-World Renowned Company
-Some Management was great, very team building and supportive.
-Some quality clothing came in
-Part Time and full time non-management Co-Workers were awesome! Had a lot of fun in the store and they were the times that made for a very enjoyable work environment while at the same time not slacking on the job.

Cons-Majority of the management is lazy and biased, while other managers are rude and unethical and some lack means of maturity in regards to their position.
-No one receives incentive for sales except for management. Management receives bonuses for the sales associates and their efforts in lieu of it being a prospering business, if it is not doing well then no bonus for them.
-Lack of hours. Manager is deliberately giving no hours to PT associates in attempt to making some of them quit. Any PT worker with more then one shift a week is valued and is likely urged to stay.
-One Keyholder tended to steal sales from Sales Associates, discouraging them to sell and not pursue their goals in regards to daily and hourly sales and UPT targets, also picked fights with non-management workers and particularly picked on one individual over their past as they knew each other previous to employment. Assistant Manager tends to bring people down over miniscule duties and things.
-Management seems unqualified, I was told on my interview that I performed better in the evaluation then most management did, which signifies the lack to true competencies and pre-existing experiences making them not truly eligible over the position but picked due to preference, repeating the biased topic.
-As stated above they are justifiable means for an unhappy and unprofessional work environment. Often there are times when you don't want to be there and you urge to quit, the little things keep you sticking around which ultimately ends in regret.

Advice to Senior ManagementDistrict Manager or Area Manager should seriously consider re-evaluating the store level management. Ultimately more professionalism and maturity to store level managers and treat your workers like they are valued instead of making yourself look better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work as a student

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Boucherville, QC

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

ProsGreat 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementSome 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good years

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at adidas Group

ProsInitally had a great family culture.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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amazing, great atmosphere

Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY (US)

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

Prosworking at the barclays center amazing location always busy

Consend of the nba season, less hours

Advice to Senior Managementneeds to be room for growth within the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company!!!

Lead Sales (Former Employee)
Newport, RI (US)

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

ProsDiscounts, great work environment, international brand,

ConsI wasnt able to get full time work at the time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern Retail Strategy (Former Employee)

I worked at adidas Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat environment on campus like HQ. Supportive and inspirational managers

ConsHighly structured and a good job does not result in a full time position

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Apparel Developer (Current Employee)
Portland, OR (US)

I have been working at adidas Group as a contractor for more than a year

Prosit is a great company to work for.

Consgetting more and more challenges at the job

Advice to Senior Managementsatisfied with compensation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good Internship experience

Intern Product Marketing (Former Employee)
Herzogenaurach (Germany)

I worked at adidas Group as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Very good work environment
- More casual dress code than in most companies
- Very relaxed manner of talking to your superiors.
- Even though it's based in Germany, company language is English and it is not necessary to speak German to move up in the company (yes, it does help though)
- Lots of responsibility given early on throughout your placement

Cons- Company culture is stressed a little too hard. Almost cult like employee enthusiasm for the company. You either are really into that or not.
- Location of HQ is in Herzogenaurach, which most likely means living in Nuremberg. That's a rather small city to live in on a permanent basis.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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