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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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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 an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits after 3 months of employment

    Cons

    Focus on money making, not people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A positive working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Company values are great and overall is a positive working environment.

    Cons

    If you are working in retail stores, it requires many years to move to a higher position. Low compensation structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive when an employee shows the interest to a higher level position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, no room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    Great relaxed work environment. The senior management does a great job with keeping the campus engaged.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business Systems Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    work life balance, benefits, company cuture, global culture

    Cons

    compensation, job growth was sometimes limited. Most roads lead to Germany

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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 (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    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
  9.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    excellent building, everybody is willing to teach you. good benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    there are no cons always something new

  10.  

    Junior Accountant at FSS Porto, Portugal

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    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Junior Accountant in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)

    I worked at adidas Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance.
    Mobility within functions and international vacancies/projects.
    Organized and methodic workflow, with clear policies and procedures.
    Collaborative and open environment.
    Good perks (flextime, sports hour, german language lessons, birthday off, etc.)

    Cons

    Low wages
    Unnecessary meetings
    Unclear career path / future opportunities that may derive from high performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in continuous improvement activities.
    Build prospective career plans for high talented employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Loved adidas!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    Great work life balance competitive pay very reasonable work loads and great product!

    Cons

    Constant change in upper management personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some continuity with upper management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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