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adidas Group Reviews

Updated 16 December, 2014
Updated 16 December, 2014
312 Reviews
3.5
312 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 28 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    adidas Group was a great company to work for, and I highly recommend to friends looking to find a position in sports.

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    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at adidas Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere around the Canadian head office helped me to enjoy my job. The pay, bonuses, benefits, holidays, and perks of working in the sports world with a power house brand was second to none.

    Cons

    There isn't much room for advancement in the building. Unless you are prepared to be transferred it's tough to advance in a timely manner. Too much good talent has walked because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at a some of your management that is floating along, not leading their teams in the way adidas Group should be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working for the adidas group has a lot of benefits, however it is very repetitive and the same thing day in and day out.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount - Employees receive a generous discount at all adidas Group stores, which include adidas, reebok, TaylorMade Golf, Rockport and more.
    Allotment - Employees in non-outlet stores are offered quarterly allotment of $300 in product.
    Full time employees get full benefits including health and dental.

    Cons

    Repetitive, not much room for promotion. You can only apply for a wage increase once a year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 (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
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    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 (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
  6.  

    excellent

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    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
  7.  

    Great first job.

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    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
  8. 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 (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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    I love the company, love the brand, and the people where I work are amazing

    Cons

    The pay is decent, you get a raise once a year but only based on how you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the manages could you a bit more training in managing people. Some of them can act like we are there and have no idea what we are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Product Marketing Intern Review

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Intern in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Intern in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    Interning at adidas was truly a great experience. All of the employees are so nice and, as a recent graduate, they all seemed to want to help me land a full-time position since that is the usual desired next step for interns who are no longer in school. The "campus" as they call it (aka the layout of the headquarters) is about as fun, creative, and sports-oriented as the individuals who work there. There are on campus indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a soccer field and tennis courts. There is also an adidas gym, an on-site stores with employee discounts, and a great food court. I interned during the World Cup in soccer which is the adidas strong suit in the sports world. The atmosphere, therefore, was amazing. People would work hard but also take breaks occasionally to catch a good soccer half and support adidas-sponsored teams. Many employees workout on their midday lunch breaks in stead of eating to catch a break from the desk life, and simply bring their food back with them afterwards. The bottom line is that adidas is a fun place to work. It encourages healthy living, laughing, and improving of the sports world.

    Cons

    My only real con is the location. I wish I could move adidas from Portland to California or Florida or to just about any one of the other major cities in the US. If you're from the pacific northwest then you're lucky because you'll be used to it. As someone from the east coast, however, the grey and rainy days and truly odd Oregonian culture were a little bit much for me. The people are really nice and there are things to do. The summer is not as dreary as the rest of the year and is actually pretty beautiful. All in all, however, that really can be a deal breaker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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