adidas Group Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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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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  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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits after 3 months of employment

    Cons

    Focus on money making, not people

  2. Tomorrow will always be different from today.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Herzogenaurach (Germany)

    I have been working at adidas Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is an exciting place to be as things are constantly changing and new ideas are being brought to life everyday. Working at adidas means being at the forefront of sporting technology and I am amazed at the amount of effort that goes into creating each product for athletes and consumers alike.

    Cons

    Management is very hierarchical and it is difficult to climb the corporate ladder. Some managers care only to make themselves look good while throwing the rest of the team in the deep end. Junior level input is not valued in any functional area except for marketing. Opportunities to grow is limited by the direct manager.

    Advice to Management

    Consider decreasing the number of managers and increasing the number of juniors to execute on the company's strategic plan. We're not effective unless there is execution. Currently, there is a lot of planning but not a lot of doing.

  3. Great company with leadership issues

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Function
    Current Employee - Human Resources Function

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment, however in a city in the middle of nowhere. Opportunities might be possible for careers internationally and young/dynamic colleagues.

    Cons

    Very political environment, where some managers if you do a great job want to keep you instead of let you grow. Opportunities for growth can sometimes be limited depending which team you are part of.

    Advice to Management

    Know what you want and why, and communicate it with clarity. There's big information for external marketing and where you are going with the brand, but the biggest strength of the company is its staff and it feels like top management are the only ones cared about and there is nothing for broader population.

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  5. Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, great benefits

    Cons

    Everyone has too much work to do to do the best job possible. Corners have to be cut in order to handle work load.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees the opportunity to focus on doing less work well rather than doing a lot of work good enough.

  6. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexible hours for students
    - Great Management
    - Fun Coworkers

    Cons

    - None that I can think of

  7. Good for students, more pay than most retail

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at adidas Group part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good entry level retail position. They have a great training program that you are forced into and really teaches you about selling and product knowledge

    Cons

    The management don't seem to be invested, they are horrible at promoting from within and at the location I worked at there was constantly new people being trained and almost every week someone quit as not everyone took the job very seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your position and actually lead those below you instead of acting as if people are a burden when they fail to do their job correctly or not fast enough for your liking or personal time schedulies.

  8. Soccer Advocate

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    Current Employee - Soccer Advocate in Burlington, VT (US)
    Current Employee - Soccer Advocate in Burlington, VT (US)

    I have been working at adidas Group part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Testing gear
    Travel
    Free gear
    Work Anywhere with internet
    Energetic people

    Cons

    Sometimes you work long hours

    Advice to Management

    Stop routing chats based on category

  9. Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at adidas Group as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, really strong employee engagement, overall fun place to work

    Cons

    Salary, no moving expenses paid, not a positive outlook on long term career advancement

  10. Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people , awesome discounts

    Cons

    hours were inconsistent, some managers were dumb

  11. Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work travel. Benefits. On-campus workout facility.

    Cons

    Frustratingly underpaid. Takes way too long to get promoted despite doing PM quality work for years while being a APM, and asked to do things way outside of your job requirements. While this is often a pro, as it keeps your job exciting, if you're not compensated adequately it really makes you evaluate why you haven't decided to go elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE evaluate the work that your employees are doing and compensate them fairly, AT LEAST up to industry standard. You're going to keep losing employees to competitors if you keep failing to value your employees' work.

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