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adidas Group Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
321 Reviews
3.4
321 Reviews
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adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer
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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.  

    I worked in the concept store and I think it was a really good experience to know more about sporty fashion.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    Lots of cooperation product and can know more about different fashion designers.

    Cons

    Customers will easy to compare our brand to other sporty brand, so you will have to try hard to introduce the best of out products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Trade Marketing Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Herzogenaurach (Germany)

    I worked at adidas Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - worked independently
    - trusted with client contacts

    Cons

    - at times disorganized
    - at times workload was too low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Melting Pot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at adidas Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Melting pot for exposure and different ideas. Close knit working groups. In company benefits are good.

    Cons

    Headcount is outsourced therefore numeration and perks in monetary terms are discounted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at adidas Group

    Pros

    Great place to work employees make you feel at home, manages get along with employees just fine but of course just like every job managers have their favorites who stay in the company as long as they do

    Cons

    Favoritism, hours vary on if the manager likes you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees legitimate reason for letting go of hthem

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great product. fair company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    They do not treat their people as well as they advertise.

    Cons

    Lack of structure is astonishing, feels like working for a new company.
    Structure keeps changing and direction is never the same for more than 6 month

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Marketing Intern Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Fun, Fast Paced Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at adidas Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved developing product for all the major sports leagues and working for the adidas brand. Adidas is a brand that has always resonated with me and i am still a big fan.

    Cons

    So many different initiatives sometimes lacked focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus in on strengths. Leverage the strength of the brand and don't try to be all things to all retailers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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

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