adidas Group Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
269 Reviews

3.5
269 Reviews
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adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer
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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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    The brand and company wear off on you over time

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at adidas Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good pay for students
    -Great culture within the sales associates, some people were awesome to work with
    -World Class Brand
    -Potential to move up to keyholder if you perform store operations effectively
    -Benefits are great for a retail job
    -Reeboks partner store helps the store function and prosper

    Cons

    -Store Manager too focused on being #1, focuses too highly on the store and brand image rather than support the people on their payroll
    -One of the most incompetent Assistant Managers i've dealt with, arrogantly brings down your confidence as a sales person and an individual while trying to have the store succeed which manifolds unto itself as a terrible concept for success
    -Were given sales quotas which include item counts and average sale value which were subject to review on a weekly basis, high expectations but no compensations for said work. $11 an hour does not provide effective motivation to sell at the standard they provide and therefore there is no motivation to sell
    -Keyholders have no sales goals yet attempt to sell anyways, discouraging and preventing sales associates from further reaching their quotas
    -3 management level employees could care less about their sales associates and dont support them while the other 2 are more understanding and relatable
    -Full Price Inline Store in a mall full of outlets, our competitors (Puma,Sportchek,) beat us majority of the time and therefore sales goals are difficult to achieve on slower days
    -Sports Performance store with managers that arent avid athletes, no true passion in the stores culture
    -No really appealing clothes which is why 9/10 people that enter our store buy anything, originals clothing mainly appeals to a hip style while sports performance is only fitness and athletic related

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Care about your people and stand up for them, rather than put them in the dirt so you can succeed
    -New Store Manager and Assistant Manager, they share no true passion for the store or brand and have no consideration for their people
    -Area Manager needs to be more attentive to the stores and pick up the store level managements flaws.
    -Dont expect sales quotas to be hit every day as there are days we can not achieve them either due to low customer traffic or too many sales associates on at a given time, they are humans too none of them are perfect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    small footprint in Portland oregon

  10.  

    adidas Group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brand! It has a strong built in following that it can capitalize on

    Cons

    Too focused on the rivalry with Under Armour and Nike and not on their products or people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create products in styles that the US can relate too and utilize your teams to be your brand ambassadors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    financial controller

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time

    Pros

    good salary
     good team

    Cons

    it is necessary to work around 10 hours every day

    Recommends

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