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adidas Group Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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adidas Group Chairman and CEO Herbert Hainer
Herbert Hainer
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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. Good WLB, cool working environment. Bad pay and poor training

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adidas Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Adidas in Herzo has a very nice working environment. Colleagues are fantastic and always something going on. Feels like being a student on campus.

    Cons

    Salary for new entry positions is relatively low, but is compensated with a good work life balance. Not too much training provided.

  2. Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Accountant in Stockport, England
    Former Employee - Management Accountant in Stockport, England

    I worked at adidas Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Brand and Company to work for. Lots of sporting benefits, such as free tickets, celebrities coming into the office. Staff Discount makes a big difference.

    Cons

    Location - Stockport. As per industry, pay is below market value.
    UK Subsidiary of Parent Company - Less and less automony in UK Market, with more decisions made at Corporate HQ

  3. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    none

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  5. Adidas Intern

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    Former Intern - Footwear Developer
    Former Intern - Footwear Developer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  6. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  7. Intern COE Retail

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

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

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

    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  9. 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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities, along with work life balance.

    Cons

    Large corporation brings different challenges

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Tomorrow will always be different from today.

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    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.

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