adidas Group Reviews

Updated 25 August, 2014
Updated 25 August, 2014
270 Reviews

3.5
270 Reviews
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adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer
Herbert Hainer
147 Ratings

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.  

    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
  9.  

    Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Kittery, ME (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kittery, ME (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, corporate really cares about their staff, fun work environment.

    Cons

    Hourly wage is not very much. They do not encourage working over time or paying time and a half for major holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Stock Supervisor  in  Elizabeth, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Supervisor in Elizabeth, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    They have endless job opportunities due to Adidas buying out Reebok .

    Cons

    The bad part is that since they recently bought out reebok most stores havent been focused on bringing up ppl within the store but outside the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company I love cos of its culture

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    Current Employee - Sales Analysis  in  Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Current Employee - Sales Analysis in Bratislava (Slovakia)

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

    Pros

    Culture is sport oriented and and very comfortable, you can find your colegues as a friends willing help you anytime

    Cons

    there not as much career opportunities as people want. Everybody holds their position for ages

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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