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adidas Group Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.5 255 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer

Herbert Hainer

(141 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great company, starting to recruit poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits after 3 months of employment

    ConsFocus on money making, not people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is great working for the brand, there is always something to learn !

    Manager (Current Employee) Delhi (India)

    Prosinformal work culture , supportive teams, perks & fringe benefits are good.

    Consnon value adding discussions take away good time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Career Learning Experience

    Team Leader (Former Employee) Central Valley, NY (US)

    ProsI began my career here as a 16 year old working in a store that was making about 5 million dollars per year. I worked here throughout high school, on and off when returning for summer vacation from colleges and on long breaks, and then returned full time to assume a management level role at the completion of college. By the time I stepped into a management role, I had seen, and been a part of, this store growing to roughly a 12 million dollar top 5 outlet in the United States for adidas. Throughout my journey I had great mentors in leadership roles, specifically assistant store managers, but did see a revolving door of store managers. The leaders imposed a great, corporate designed, training program upon associates. But unfortunately it fell upon associates to delve deeper into the training since daily tasks, responsibilities, and overall traffic in the store kept managers extremely busy.

    As an adidas associate, you have countless opportunities throughout the day to interact with guests and convert them into customers. It is a great training ground for people who are looking to get into a more professional sales role in the future. On the other side, adidas does provide the opportunity to be a long term employee and make a career in retail, or transitioning into a career on the corporate side of the company.

    Overall, this was a great place to work, a company with incredible products, great people, flexible schedules, an extremely challenging environment (although this depends on which store you work at), and great advancement opportunities.

    Cons- As with any retailer, you generally work all weekends and holidays.
    - Store managers never lasted more than a year or two.
    - Salary started low and raises were very low
    - Technology used within the store (POS) (Receiving Guns) (Price Lookup Guns) were outdated or constantly crashing.

    Advice to Senior Management- Convert your top talent to higher paid, salaried employees. You'll get more out of them (There were numerous days where I wanted to work, and work, and work, or come in an extra day to get a head but lack of OT opportunities, and already working a 40/hr week prevented that).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Young performant Environment with challenging opportunities

    Senior Business Consultant (Current Employee) Herzogenaurach (Germany)

    ProsGood working Environment with the possibility to have good work-life Balance. Opportunity to take on challenges in an multi-cultural Environment. International Setup of the Organisation provides enough room to build your individual strength in a certain area. (e.g. Sales, IT, Legal)

    ConsIn technical Areas there is strong Focus on Project Management with the loss of technical Expertise therefore high dependency on external contractors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work with!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsGreat work environment, great employee discounts, opportunity to work in a true multiculture environment, flexi work, good benefits, emphasis on work life balance

    ConsShared services support to be further fine tuned. More humanistics factors to be considered.
    Training can be provided more

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue people who are passion for the Company and appreciate talents they have in adidas Group

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Limited Opportunities

    Team Leader (Current Employee)

    Pros- Great benefits that include paid time off, 401k and a discount on merchandise
    - Fun atmosphere in the store environment with a lot of friendly people
    - Flexible schedules where you will most always be given the time off you need

    Cons- Expectations are very vague and limited. Not a challenging environment where you may get bored with work and feel you have been there and done that.
    - No one stays with the company. Store manager and multi unit management turnover is so high you can expect a completely different set of managers on a yearly basis
    - Multi-Unit managers are not focused on growing the business by growing their people
    - Customer service is a secondary focus to store tasks

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake good hiring decisions and develop your leaders. There will continue to be a revolving door of personnel until the focus shifts to truely developing instead of using it as a talking point.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Probably Great If You Are Executive-Level

    Operations Associate (Current Employee) Brantford, ON (Canada)

    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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful Company, but not the greatest job.

    Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) Pleasant Prairie, WI (US)

    ProsThe job gives you so many connections, just by having Adidas on your resume doors open up for you.

    ConsMore of a first job setting, not really somewhere you would want to stay long term. Co-workers are more like peers than coworkers. No one takes their job seriously, mostly because its some of their first jobs. Don't look at retail and store sales as long term, build relationships and make connections and go on about your business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost people working in the store have no customer service experience or sales knowledge. Meeting store sales goals is rather difficult when no one in the store knows how to sell. Focus more on that in the hiring process. I've seen co-workers varying from other sales associates or team leads, just be ridiculously rude to the customer. So instead of pushing sales goals, try pushing customer service and dealing better customer service than Nike and Reebok, guarantee that turns over more profit, instead of hiring more and more people that know nothing about the job, sales, or sports apparel.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great starter job

    Team Leader (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, flexible schedule, paid time off

    ConsPoor store training, needs proper managerial training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    adidas Group (Teleperformance)

    Sales Advisor (Current Employee) Maastricht (Netherlands)

    Pros-good salary(double pay for bank holidays,possibility to work over-time when/if needed)
    -good colleagues(they became your friends after a while)
    -good environment
    -excellent supervisors(flexible and caring)
    -free food on special occasions
    -good training
    -after few months here, you learn to remain calm in high-stress situations
    -nice restaurant and cafeteria
    -nice team events

    Cons-no room for career opportunities and professional growth
    -if you are not able to cope with stressful situations, this is not the right job for you!
    -poor personal hygiene of some colleagues

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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