Working at adidas Slovakia
In adidas Slovakia we live sports. Sport unites us and describes who we really are and what we do. We play fair, we try to encourage each other to be better, to overcome our own limits. Sports brings us together from different departments and various ages. There is no doubt that although we are all different, we are much stronger together - we wholeheartedly believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives, strengthens our relationships, helps us to feel better and be better. Last, but not least it is sport which helps us in defining who we really are, building our self-confidence and perseverance.
No matter the different time zones, different nations different culture or views, we in adidas Slovakia encourage the diversity, multi-cultural energy and global ambitions of our colleagues. We believe that there has never been a better time to explore the excitement, rewards and challenges of a career in an international environment. There are people from various nations working in Bratislava, the headquarter office for Central Europe East region. We are also proudly supporting our employees to develop their career paths within adidas globally. In 2012 we kicked off the cross functional Traineeship to support young talented people on the start line of their careers, to develop future leaders for adidas and to offer a valuable international experience. Speaking the words of Mark Twain “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Inspiring and innovative workplaces are the best arenas for ideas, creativity and fun which are nourished and highly rewarded. We strive to create a stimulating environment. One which includes things which might not be directly related to our business - as sources of inspiration. A great example is our coffee. Because we have the best coffee we have naturally created the perfect meeting point. Also, by having a informal atmosphere and open door policy we improve communication and promote creative interaction.
No matter how tough you think your life is there’s always someone who has to face challenges that are even tougher than yours. In giving back we experience our strengths, our wealth, our power. In adidas Slovakia, we focus on raising the new generation of socially responsible and educated people. Through cooperation with several non-profit organizations we develop and support young talented students. We donate to the project "Teach for Slovakia" and bring sport and education to all children all around Slovakia. Another great example is that we hire handicapped people who prepare our breakfasts and take care of the catering. In addition to this our people are voluntarily taking part in the biggest Central Europe's corporate volunteering event ‘Our Town’ helping to improve our environment.
There are many of us living on the earth. We are all different but most of all we are all humans. We can have various hobbies, various habits, view or friends but what is more we all are fun loving, dedicated to the brands and close knit. The culture in adidas Slovakia is combining fun, mutual support, hard work & team work. We encourage and live creativity and respect for one another. We work, we smile, we live. We chase our dreams. All together. adidas Slovakia - that is an exceptional family, living brand ambassadors and team players on and off the pitch.