Combining the resources and infrastructure of a global brand with the creative culture of a startup, our teams are changing people’s lives for the better through sport. adidas strives to inspire and enable people to harness the power of sport in their lives. Sport is our very purpose. Inspired by our heritage, we know that a profound understanding of the consumer and their journey in sport is essential to achieving this goal. To anticipate and respond to their needs, we continuously strive to create a culture of innovation, creativity and confidence. Through our portfolio of authentic sports brands, we harness this culture and push the boundaries of products, services and processes to drive brand desire.
adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry, offering a broad portfolio of footwear, apparel and hardware for sport and lifestyle around the core brands adidas and Reebok. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the company employs 56,888 people across the globe and generated sales of €21.218 billion in 2017.
Sport builds strength, confidence and lifelong friendships. It fights disease and depression. It transcends language, nationality and race. Sport has the power to transform us all. We see a future where sport and fitness help us all to have fun, reach our potential and live better lives.
Our careers at this truly global company know no boundaries. There is no question that adidas employees are movers and shakers. They never stand still and they love experiencing the world. With corporate locations in over 70 countries and a truly global mindset, employees get to travel, work and live all over the world. And when they are home, wherever that is, they get to work with people from all over the world. That’s what we call globetrotters!
As a global sports company, we believe that through sport we have the power to change lives. But for sport to change lives, it needs a space to exist, a field to play on, an ocean to surf or a mountain to climb – and these spaces are increasingly endangered due to man-made issues including human rights violations, pollution, growing energy consumption and waste. We can’t shape the future of sport without taking care of the spaces of sport.
At adidas, diversity isn’t a box to check, it’s our secret formula for inventing the future of sport.
Adi Dassler built his business with an insight that is still true today: Every innovation starts with seeing a problem through fresh eyes. To invent new solutions, you need to see a problem in as many different ways as possible. The more unique identities, backgrounds and perspectives we can assemble at adidas, the easier it is to find our way around roadblocks and change lives through the sports we love.
To attract a diverse team, we place a premium on creating an inclusive, respectful company culture. It’s why our world headquarters boasts employees of more than 100 nationalities, why we’ve been ranked one of the most LGBT-friendly companies around, and why we are cultivating a gender-balanced leadership. It’s why we stay at the cutting edge of sport culture.
We do our best work and have more fun when we’re collaborating with people who inspire us. When you step onto one of our campuses, you’re joining the ranks of the many visionaries and sport icons who call adidas home. adidas collaborates with elite athletes who are pushing the boundaries to redefine their sports, including James Harden, Lionel Messi, Aaron Rodgers, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose and Caroline Wozniacki.
We also team up with luminaries of fashion, music and culture, like Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Rita Ora and Stella McCartney. And in your daily work, you’ll be teaming up alongside world-class co-workers from a broad range of backgrounds, each paving new roads in our collective mission to solve problems, challenge assumptions and change people’s lives for the better through sport.
The state-of-the-art Laces building at our global headquarters, World of Sports in Herzogenaurach, Germany, features a dramatic light-flooded atrium with meeting zones for impromptu work sessions.
Nearby, our newest building, called Pitch, is geared entirely toward creative collaboration and adaptive work arrangements. That means customizable workspaces, whiteboard walls and floors, and collaboration hubs. Employees store their personal gear in lockers, with the option to choose a new spot to sit each day to facilitate collaboration and inspiration from unlikely places.
We wouldn’t be adidas without world-class sports facilities on all of our campuses. From a climbing wall, beach volleyball and running trails in Herzo to a CrossFit box in Mexico and yoga and spin studios at Reebok headquarters, our employees worldwide are staying active and fit while experiencing firsthand the values of our brand. At our adidas FUTURE labs in Herzo and Portland, Oregon, we are pioneering not just sport products, but also the machines that make those products. Our labs are shaping the future of sport.
Sport builds strength, confidence and lifelong friendships. It fights disease and depression. It transcends language, nationality and race. Sport has the power to transform us all. We see a future where sport and fitness help us all to have fun, reach our potential and live better lives. adidas also sees sport as a tool to change our shared culture for the better. We want people to feel, see and experience the values we stand behind as an employer. In all locations we offer the basics such as such as health insurance and various retirements options and plans. Also available in many locations, to encourage and support a health and balanced lifestyle we offer on-site gyms and sport facilities and company sport days and trips. To support the work-life integration we offer vacation and flextime programs, day care centers and camps for kids during school holidays. We also believe that learning is a lifetime journey and offer continuous learning and coaching opportunities to all employees.
WHAT ABOUT THE MONEY?
You might ask: what about the money? We compare our total compensation packages with those offered by other companies and listen to employees and new prospects for their reactions to our benefits package. This allows us to create competitive compensation packages to round out the full deal.
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