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adidas Group Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.6 254 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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    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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    Growth within,

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

    ProsA lot of growth within company, if your a serious worker.

    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 fist jobs.

    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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    No one retires from adidas in the US

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Portland, OR (US)

    ProsBenefits - healthcare and time-off are generous

    ConsLack of career growth. Adidas US has very limited opportunities in merchandising and product management unless you are at the entry level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Love the brand but higher up management needs some work.

    Team Lead (Current Employee)

    Prosamazing discount that can be combined with the sales, friendly people and staff that we get to work with, lots of employees really care about the business

    Conscommunication is lacking sometimes with upper management, very high standards when it comes to everything, change policies a lot at very short notice

    Advice to Senior Managementsome managers are great at it but others really need to show an interest in their employees

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

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