adidas Group Reviews

Updated 10 September 2014
Updated 10 September 2014
278 Reviews
3.6
278 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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  1.  

    Intern COE Retail

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    Former Employee - Intern Retail Strategy
    Former Employee - Intern Retail Strategy

    I worked at adidas Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment on campus like HQ. Supportive and inspirational managers

    Cons

    Highly structured and a good job does not result in a full time position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great workplace to start from.

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England

    I worked at adidas Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great staff environment, loads of opportunities to progress career, very involving company

    Cons

    salaries are not high enough for the name of the company, and especially for the amount of work employees have to put in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't feel apart of something, just another sales person.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

    I worked at adidas Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worldwide Comapny with vast diverse range of products and outlooks.

    Cons

    Total miscommunication throughout the company leading to mixed messages going out for release dates and when this information proves wrong either down to a short delay or most of the times the date being shifted for several months it not only portrays a unstable company it also comes across to the customer that staff seem distrusting and end up loosing credibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get coherent communication and branding strategy throughout, take notice of entry level staff and make them feel apart of something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities, along with work life balance.

    Cons

    Large corporation brings different challenges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice plact to work, but very underpaid

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Leader  in  Stockport, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Leader in Stockport, England

    I have been working at adidas Group

    Pros

    free gym, free parking, great people to work with, get to meet some sporting stars, nice environment with the new office building.

    Cons

    not enough money for the responcibilty, too many managers, too much work for the head count on the floor, managers are recognised but not the staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more appreciation should be given as the responcibilty put on staff far outways the salary's paid.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Adidas SF

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at adidas Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team energy, good pay

    Cons

    Lack of management, sometimes there can be disorganizaiton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Herzogenaurach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Herzogenaurach (Germany)

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, and pleasant atmosphere. You have a chance of developing your skills, but you have to do a lot on your own, and be self-taught. Don't expect much mentoring unless you are really lucky.

    Cool discount, and a great campus (unless you work in IT).

    Cons

    Career growth is limited and adidas prefers hiring external people. Trusts agencies more than its own people which I find ridiculous.

    Very political and often not transparent on how things happen. HR is practically there to serve the top, and not the common folk. You will rarely see any good initiatives coming from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell BS to employees about being transparent and non-political when things at the top are like that. People getting promoted based on friendships and not results, as well as spouses reporting to each other (happens often) really influence the motivation of employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have never grown this close to this company and co-workers compared to other jobs I have had.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at adidas Group part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The discount and bonuses are always great. Coworkers turn into a family. Their scheduling is flexible and most importantly its a fun and friendly environment.

    Cons

    The pay should be better, products could be better, the company itself is late with what's actually selling. WE CAN'T WEAR ORIGINALS TO WORK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to be more open minded when it comes to products and customer needs. For example, the shoe cleaners look exactly like the ones from Footlocker, Champs, ect. Why not make a shoe cleaner thats unique and eye catching? We can't wear originals to work? What's the point of selling products we can't wear? We know the brand is sports oriented, but what about making our brand number one? Track pants are always difficult to sell MOSTLY because of how it fits to most customers. Majority of the time its too long. How about me make width and length sizes? You know what sells for the future? Kids. The selection in the children's department isn't that huge for back to school events, Christmas, ect. Lets have a better variety of choices for our kids. Women always complains to me about their selection of clothes and shoes. Telling me about why we always have the same pink, purple, and black color scheme. Once again, lets be open minded with our brand that is all that I am asking. There is actually a handful of advice that I would like to give to this company as being apart of this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Overall Review of the group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn and implement core

    Cons

    unfair TRETAMENT BY SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND INCOMPETENT PEOPLE IN KEY ROLES

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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