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adidas Group Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
312 Reviews
3.5
312 Reviews
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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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    Adidas Intern

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    Former Employee - Footwear Developer
    Former Employee - Footwear Developer

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

    Pros

    Great environment with amazing facilities, creates a great atmosphere and culture, and consequently strong relationships

    Cons

    Company politics, things are'nt as simple as they seem. At times lots of pressure is placed on the developer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 (more than an 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.  

    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 (less than an 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
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  5. 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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Product Marketing Intern Review

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A positive working environment

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    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at adidas Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company values are great and overall is a positive working environment.

    Cons

    If you are working in retail stores, it requires many years to move to a higher position. Low compensation structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive when an employee shows the interest to a higher level position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Business Systems Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at adidas Group part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, benefits, company cuture, global culture

    Cons

    compensation, job growth was sometimes limited. Most roads lead to Germany

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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