Pros: great team, located in a mall, great employee discount
Cons: short breaks, horrible hours, no benefits if you aren't full time
A typical day at Adidas would is coming in, clocking in, getting huddled in by your store manager or team leader & then going to work. A huddle is when you're being told who the top performers of the previous day were, today's store goal, weather or not we passed yesterday's goal, and anything else needed that'll make the store run more smoothly, like – more... what the week's sales are and when they're going to end.
I learned a lot about sports performance sneakers, originals, and Adidas' apparel. It's more to it than I thought. At first it felt like a lot, but that was because I was completely new to it. I didn't know anything about it, but once you get the hang of it, it'll come so easy to you. The information about the products are definitely essential as a sales associate who spends a lot of time on the floor, assisting customers.
My Store Manager is cool, I like him. He's very flexible and empathetic yet he gets down to business at the same time. My team leaders are great for the most part, I feel secure in being taught by them and guided by them because they know what they are doing and have time under their belt. They also don't look at us sales associates like we're lower than them. I have respect for them.
My co-workers are good. There is always a good vibe at work. There are many jokes being passed during the day & lots of smiles. My co-workers make it easier to work and more enjoyable. The thing about my co-workers and I, is we know how to compliment each other and help one another out, but we also know when to let someone know that we aren't feeling something we've done.
I would say the hardest part of my job is dealing with foreign customers. My store is in Flushing, NY where there are many Asian, Chinese, and Spanish people so there is a language barrier between our customers and our staff. Some days are more frustrating than others but some kind of way, we find a way through it.
The most enjoyable part of my job, in my opinion, is helping people. I like to assist people and make connections with them. It's a good feeling to know you've helped someone. – less