adidas Group Reviews

Updated 30 August, 2014
Updated 30 August, 2014
274 Reviews

3.5
274 Reviews
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adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer
Herbert Hainer
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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.  

    excellent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group full-time for 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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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB

    I worked at adidas Group part-time for less than a 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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    Current Employee - Operations Associate  in  Brantford, ON
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Brantford, ON

    I have been working at adidas Group as a contractor for less than a 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group full-time for 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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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Boucherville, QC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boucherville, QC

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

    I have never grown this close to this company and co-workers compared to other jobs I have had.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at adidas Group part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The discount and bonuses are always great. Coworkers turn into a family. Their scheduling is flexible and most importantly its a fun and friendly environment.

    Cons

    The pay should be better, products could be better, the company itself is late with what's actually selling. WE CAN'T WEAR ORIGINALS TO WORK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to be more open minded when it comes to products and customer needs. For example, the shoe cleaners look exactly like the ones from Footlocker, Champs, ect. Why not make a shoe cleaner thats unique and eye catching? We can't wear originals to work? What's the point of selling products we can't wear? We know the brand is sports oriented, but what about making our brand number one? Track pants are always difficult to sell MOSTLY because of how it fits to most customers. Majority of the time its too long. How about me make width and length sizes? You know what sells for the future? Kids. The selection in the children's department isn't that huge for back to school events, Christmas, ect. Lets have a better variety of choices for our kids. Women always complains to me about their selection of clothes and shoes. Telling me about why we always have the same pink, purple, and black color scheme. Once again, lets be open minded with our brand that is all that I am asking. There is actually a handful of advice that I would like to give to this company as being apart of this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Herzogenaurach (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Great team, and pleasant atmosphere. You have a chance of developing your skills, but you have to do a lot on your own, and be self-taught. Don't expect much mentoring unless you are really lucky.

    Cool discount, and a great campus (unless you work in IT).

    Cons

    Career growth is limited and adidas prefers hiring external people. Trusts agencies more than its own people which I find ridiculous.

    Very political and often not transparent on how things happen. HR is practically there to serve the top, and not the common folk. You will rarely see any good initiatives coming from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell BS to employees about being transparent and non-political when things at the top are like that. People getting promoted based on friendships and not results, as well as spouses reporting to each other (happens often) really influence the motivation of employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great experience!

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    Former Employee - Replenishment Specialist  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Replenishment Specialist in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    great people, amazing corporative politics, product you can be proud of, a beautiful and comfortable office, understanding managers, a lot of interesting events

    Cons

    not very good time management, huge volumes of work and constant delays at work, and as a result not very good balance between work and your private life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall Review of the group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn and implement core

    Cons

    unfair TRETAMENT BY SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND INCOMPETENT PEOPLE IN KEY ROLES

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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