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adidas Group Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
340 Reviews
3.4
340 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, starting to recruit poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits after 3 months of employment

    Cons

    Focus on money making, not people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    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
  3.  

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

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    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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  5.  

    Great Environment!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ellenton, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ellenton, FL (US)

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    I would say for a young person attending school this is a great place to work. Always potential to grow into management if that is what you care to do. I was asked to be a manager two months after I started and due to a second job I didn't accept. But at least in my case my managers were extremely nice and allowed for flexibility of schedule.

    Cons

    At times depending on where you work the volume of customers change drastically throughout the holiday season. That may mean less hours for you to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quarterly bonuses are great, could use more monetary bonuses instead of apparel. At times the layout of the store doesn't make sense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Growth

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chandler, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chandler, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    If you have the right people above you they encourage you with growth.

    Cons

    Even if you are encouraged with growth the company still likes to hire from outside the company more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either have more assistant manager positions or allow those from within a chance to prove themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    Develop in long term, promotions, discounts on products, great store team, great management

    Cons

    Salary a little bit lower compared to the name of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    adidas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    Great work environment - clean, up to date
    Team aspects
    Gym

    Cons

    would like to see more innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Perfect job to work if you love sports, people, and shoes.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I've been a soccer player my whole life, so Adidas was the perfect thing for me, however, I love to talk about, learn about, and know about other sports as well. I've worked at Adidas for a year and six months now and I can say it has been the one of the best decisions I have done. The company pays it's store associates $9 an hour and we get 30% worldwide on all of our products. Plus there is a type of culture here at Adidas that you can't find anywhere else. Also you're coworkers are some of the best people you will ever meet, whether you all work, hangout, or play soccer against the Nike workers, you'll be glad you know these guys. In addition there are plenty of advancement within the company. For an example on June the 15th I will flying to our company headquarters in Germany for a shoe designer paid internship for six months. You also get the chance to travel across you're state or the country by attending one of our tent sale, plus the company pays for your hotel and pays you overtime for the duration of the week. Working at Adidas has really change my life for better, I know this sounds corny but it really has made me come out of my shell, meet new friends, and see shoes in a very different perspective.

    Cons

    Like every major company there are going to be major problems to it. Last year our North American regional management told us that outlet stores would not receive certain major selling items it order to save money. Which we were bum out about, but we got over it, however, on may 2014 our regional senior management of Portland, Oregon. Took a "company business conference" in Las Vegas for a week, costing the company $1,000,000 so much for saving money. In additional during the Ukraine crisis with Russia, nearly all Nato nations impose economic sanctions against Russia. How is this relevant? Well Russia is the biggest buyer of our Taylormade golf brand, which causes our expect profit for the year to be split in half which cause lots of layouts around all Adidas stores and offices. In November were visited by our Senior management of Texas to see if we were worth the pay because if not everyone from the stores associate to our general manger would of been cut and we would be replaced by a team from Portland, Oregon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To senior management please trust you're store associates. We love our job as much you do and would love to keep them as long as we could. Also please spend the company for useful things such as making sure our tent sells don't look ghetto, setting up Mi coach technology displays for every coach to see, and to set up tents that showcase our products of and that we care about Football, Baseball, and Basketball just as much as we care about soccer to the American people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Adidas is diversity

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, fun environment, challenging team leaders

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities as a sales associate - at least for at least 6 months. Can get boring when placed in the same area for a long amount of shifts.

    Recommends

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