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8 October 2020

What is health insurance like at adidas?

Pros

I recently joined Adidas 5 months back in India Tech hub. The best think I like about the company is the sporty culture. Regarding the major benefits it provides domiciliary medical insurance, regular medical insurance, life insurance policies, and also has a good amount of leaves. It also provides you good amount of learning opportunities through its learning platform. Their technology stack is up to date with the latest market technologies like Kubernetes, docker, Rest API, Microservices and many more. Overall I can say that it’s a great place to work and the company always keeps you motivated by its sporty culture. And yes it has lots of opportunities from the technology standpoint.

Cons

I cannot find any so far.

Regarding the major benefits it provides domiciliary medical insurance, regular medical insurance, life insurance policies, and also has a good amount of leaves.

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3 July 2019

Does adidas pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Amazing benefits, gym, maternity leave policy. Wonderful culture with lots of love for the brand and belief in what adidas stands for.

Cons

Recent restructuring really ruined everything adidas had going. When I started as a Manager I had ownership and agency to make decisions, get things done, and really contribute to growing the business. I left because after about a year of things steadily going downhill I realized I would never again get to experience that. The company grew so big so fast and it became endless days of meetings, trying to get things approved, socializing, and ultimately failing to get anything done. Nothing is so demoralizing as feeling as though you are accomplishing nothing. The only way to be happy at adidas is to not really care about doing your best work.

Advice to Management

Give your employees the opportunity to be innovative and make decisions. What happened to "fail fast?" Try to disband a lot of the clique's and groups which keep hiring and promoting their friends.

Amazing benefits, gym, maternity leave policy.

3 July 2019

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20 November 2018

What is the retirement plan like at adidas?

Pros

Benefits, 401k match, online discount

Cons

Work/Life balance is lip service

Benefits, 401k match, online discount

20 November 2018

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5 July 2018

Does adidas offer relocation assistance?

Pros

International experience with high exposure to business operations

Cons

does not provide relocation budget

does not provide relocation budget

5 July 2018

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20 July 2019

Does adidas offer parental leave?

Pros

If you enjoy going to the gym at lunch time, getting maternity and paternity leave and not work after 6p, that’s for you. If you are an intern or a first time job, that’s fantastic because it is like a summer camp. If you are a performance driven, result driven individual with a strong vision, they will crush you.

Cons

The company is located in a small village in the middle of Germany. Most employees have been working there forever and don’t realize that they sell products to a global audience. They can’t think globally. They don’t value external perspective. It’s a very old German company obsessed with rules over results, very hierarchical, where employees have to ask permission for everything. People are under stress because they can’t own any decisions and are screamed at or hit on the hands for personal initiatives. They behave like sheeps for fear of not following the rules. People become VPs or Senior Directors without any credentials and are very poor leaders. Diversity is non-existent (C suite except for HR is male only with C people who have been 20 years with the company). If you strip off the sports, it’s an old musty company with a lot of employees who are losing their confidence in themselves because they have been there too long. Also for a company who just moved their digital capability two years ago, they are not very open to using new external technology tools. As a manager today, I wouldn’t hire anyone coming from adidas who stayed more than one year!

Advice to Management

- change your board members - move your HQ to Amsterdam or any other real 21st century hub to access global talent - train your managers to become inspiring managers - set up performance expectations (don’t change it three times in a year - that creates anxiety among employees and lack of trust) - stop giving so much power to the Workers Council that is deciding of all hiring and moves to “protect low performers”

If you enjoy going to the gym at lunch time, getting maternity and paternity leave and not work after 6p, that’s for you.

20 July 2019

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