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adidas

Cashier

October 2021 • Lake George, NY

What I liked

love the free sneakers, the wage, and the working environment

What I wish was different

sales were up so we could get more hours

Advice

definitely worth the while.
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Retail Salesperson

November 2017 • St. Augustine, FL

What I liked

Connecting with customers all over the world

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Getting to know a person makes the experience more rewarding and has them leaving satisfied
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E-commerce

June - September 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Company culture is amazing

What I wish was different

Timeline for rehiring

Advice

Find the best culture fit
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Sales Associate

May - August 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish that everything that we did in store was also in the job description.

Advice

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Retail

July - August 2019 • Cypress, TX

What I liked

Friendly staff

What I wish was different

Low hours

Advice

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Retail Trade Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

- Moving Stipend - Travel expeensives covered - Great Management Team - Easy flexibility for work

What I wish was different

- More diversity

Advice

-NA
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eCommerce Intern

May - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

great workplace and perks

What I wish was different

Wish there was more cross-departmental work during internship program because there are a LOT of departments

Advice

stay creative in everything you do to shine there
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Retail Salesperson

June 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

The people and variety of tasks that I performed, as well as the product that I worked with

What I wish was different

At times the work was a bit monotonous

Advice

Good experience to have if you wish to apply to corporate at a later date
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Product Marketing Intern

May - August 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I really enjoyed the freedom I had during my internship. Although my team in the Originals department gave me meaningful work, they also encouraged me to pursue creative projects of my own that could benefit the brand. The company culture is also fun (they have sports tournaments and even encourage employees to work out during the work day!). They prioritize events and bring everyone together to foster the creative environment that drives the brand forward.

What I wish was different

I wish the company would guarantee return offers for successful interns. Currently, adidas does not have the ability to guarantee interns full-time positions should they do well during their internships.

Advice

BE CREATIVE, and don't be afraid to speak what's on your mind. I'm pretty introverted and struggled with this at first. But the company wants our input, as we know their target audience really well (because we are them)!
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Sales Associate

June 2017 • Kittery, ME

What I liked

I liked having an easy job that wasn't stressful and I could have fun working at.

What I wish was different

I wish I made more money. I just didn't make enough to complete my financial goals for the summer.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and don't stress about the little things that happen on the job.
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Supervisor

April 2017 • Huntington Station, NY

What I liked

The products that were sold, most of the people I worked with. I also liked how I was asked to teach and guide the associates. I was also asked to come up with creative ideas on how to improve the store which I excel in.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more freedom to put into action some of the ideas I have. I have many ideas how to gain more customers and sales but it seems like they are not able to be done.

Advice

Get s*** done. If you can get your work done in a timely matter, you will go far. All of the people still employed are all hard workers, those who management saw as people who only gave partial effort were let go.
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Sales Associate

June 2018 • Camarillo, CA

What I liked

Very good experience. Excellent benefits.

What I wish was different

Better management

Advice

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Brand Communications Intern

May - August 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Cross-functional experience, visibility with company executives, empowered with tasks that effect the business

What I wish was different

I wish the program was more developed, so that jobs could be offered upon the summer end date.

Advice

Schedule coffee chats with various people throughout the company - not just immediate team. This not only helped me to be better at my tasks, but it shaped my company-wide perspective and understanding. It additionally provided me a sense of belonging in that I have built a diverse network within one company I'm keen on working for.
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Operations and Knowledge Management Western Europe eCommerce Intern

September 2016 - February 2017 • Amsterdam, North Holland

What I liked

adidas is a GREAT company to work for! They provide you with a lot of responsibility and treat you just like any other normal employee of the company. Also, you have the opportunity to share your ideas and make an impact. Furthermore, if you love sports, then this is the perfect place for you! (They even have a personal trainer to customize your workouts!)

What I wish was different

It was great! I absolutely loved my experience! The only thing I would have liked is if they could have helped with housing accommodations.

Advice

Be a diligent worker and don't be afraid to ask questions. They like to see you challenge their current set-up in order to make improvements.
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Store Operations Intern

June - August 2017 • Portland, OR

What I liked

The internship program at adidas HQ was organized so if I wasn’t working on my individual project with my manager, I was either working on a cross-functional team project, attending a fun intern event, or taking a workshop to acquire more professional skills.

What I wish was different

I wish they would’ve set us up with better housing situations. All 96 interns at adidas HQ had to find their own housing, which became kind of stressful and expensive. It would’ve been cool for the program to suggest a place where we could all live nearby each other so we could hangout outside of work.

Advice

Remember names and ask questions. Remembering names will make people like you more because you put in the effort to care about them; then when you need help later on or are feeling lonely, you have someone to turn to. Asking questions also shows interest, but also allows you to learn more about the company so you’re more informed with your peers and have a better chance of getting hired on full-time.
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