adidas Group Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
273 Reviews

3.5
273 Reviews
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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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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 for 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    General review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very performance oriented culture. Values employee engagement. Autonomy and empowered to work effectively. Provide career opportunities within the organization.

    Cons

    Guess there's no perfect company to work for. Senior management bias are common everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Storm clouds ahead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Direct superior gives lots of power and autonomy to run the business (same can't be said for other departments) and is all about pro-work life balance ( though, again not practiced company wide ) Have a great working team and the only reason why I still head to work everyday.

    Cons

    Too process driven, losing business opportunities in the process. Too many chefs running the show, too many reporting lines. Lots of politicking between senior management. Matrix reporting structure which fuels the politicking and overtly power hungry individuals. Too much power and influence given to certain individuals and departments and because of their unscrupulous ways to create a mini fiefdom in the company, many a good employee has left or driven away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit your stores. Speak with your frontline staff & middle management. Listen to what they have to say. Stop the games and power struggles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Standard college campus promotion position

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    Really cool free gear. Solid professional Social Media experience.

    Cons

    Had to be annoying on social media.

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