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adidas Group Reviews

Updated 27 February, 2015
Updated 27 February, 2015
338 Reviews
3.4
338 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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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    • 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 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
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  5.  

    Probably Great If You Are Executive-Level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Operations Associate in Brantford, ON
    Current Contractor - Operations Associate in Brantford, ON

    I have been working at adidas Group as a contractor (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
  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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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work as a student

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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 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Incredible first job experience as a retail associate, the team culture here is great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA (US)

    I worked at adidas Group part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The workers and staff are great. The company really sticks to their ethics and their mission.

    Cons

    Stopped being motivated to put in as much effort in selling after not getting anything out of it. The managers did not spend enough time focusing on the associates, and the importance of a break area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what it was like to be an associate, and put yourself in their shoes. People generally do not enjoy being micromanaged

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My team is awesome so it is a fun job to work at.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cash Wrap Lead
    Current Employee - Cash Wrap Lead

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

    Pros

    Team, Opportunity, Change, Good Envirionment

    Cons

    Can become monotonous, rude customers(all retail has that though)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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