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Pricing Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at NIKE in August 2014.
Interview Details – 1. I found the position on Nike's career site and applied online. However, knowing that online applications can be a bit of a black-hole, I found people who were on the team that was hiring for the position on LinkedIn and emailed them my resume and a brief note expressing my interest directly. Nike email format is pretty easy to figure out: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. I received a response on the same day from someone I directly emailed, noting that my background was of interest and that the hiring manager would review my resume. A couple of weeks later I reached out to the hiring manager asking if there was still interest and the hiring manager set up a phone interview for the next day. Afterwards, he set up another hour-long phone interview with a couple other members on his team.
3. I was later contacted by one of the team members that I had a phone interview with via email to expand upon some of the answers I gave and I responded in a detailed 1-2 page write up.
4. Another week passed before I was contacted by the hiring manager saying that they were interested in flying me out to Beaverton WHQ for a super-day interview (multiple interviews on the same day). I had a campus tour that lasted 45 minutes, given by a team-member which was a casual-interviewesque talk during the tour, followed by a panel (6 members) interview where I had to present my findings regarding a couple of questions that were emailed to me a week in advance (excel/powerpoint based questions regarding market size and merchandise prices and examples of best-in-class pricing strategies).
Following the panel interview, I had an hour long lunch with the hiring manager which was also an interview - pretty general questions - mostly behavior based. After that, I had 3 more 30-60 min interviews with other team members. One was purely behavior based, the other two were technical based regarding modeling/economics/etc.
5. After a week passed I reached out to ask if a decision had been made. I assume if I didn't reach out, I would've waited for another week before I would've heard a decision from them.
I can't speak to salary because that wasn't discussed, though they asked for a range up front during the phone interviews. I didn't interact with HR other than for when they set up my flight to come out to portland.
The process was professional, the campus is great though very suburban, and they pay for your flight/hotel/rental car/food while out there. You really have to make sure your behavioral interview answers are tight and to the point - Nike looks for a very specific type of person.
Interview Question – Why should we not hire you? Other specific questions on pricing analytics, how would you tackle fx/inflation changes in various countries regarding global pricing, how would you develop value-based pricing metrics given sales data. Answer Question
Marketing Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at NIKE in August 2014.
Interview Details – Used some business connections to interview from the top and trickle down that would be most suited to me. Not the standard procedure but it allowed to to see if I would fit in anywhere at the time. From what I saw, they wanted you to have a exact vision of what you wanted to be doing at Nike and have the experience to back it up plus more. They view working at Nike as a privilege and its a very competitive atmosphere to get these jobs.
Interview Question – How do you see yourself helping Nike? Answer Question
Brand Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at NIKE.
Interview Details – Clear process at Nike. Competency based interviewing, meaning you are expected to provide real projects and examples of your work when answering questions. Do not use what you would do or you will be screened out. Use real examples.
Included a project the allowed the panel to understand your thinking process. Love this method because it is a chance to demonstrate how you would do the job.
I networked for 2 years for the opportunity. So it is critical at Nike.
Quality Assurance Director Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NIKE in January 2014.
Interview Details – The interview was in two waves. The final answer took weeks to get. The first part was a phone interview with the hiring manager. It lasted 40 mins of the hr alotted and there was immediate alignment. The second was in person in a panel setting. 4:1 ratio and was difficult. The panel questions did not align with the hiring managers expectations of the role, but they are a firm that wants buy-in across the board. I hope this is 50 words.
Interview Question – based on what you know so far, what would you do to improve quality here at Nike? (I didnt really know anything yet!) Answer Question
Seasonal Athlete Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NIKE.
Interview Details – Group interview, they ask about 5-6 questions that has nothing to do with the job, they just try and get to know you. First the interviewers tell you about themselves and how they got into Nike, and then they ask the same question to everybody.
Interview Question – Whats your favorite nike shoe/product? Answer Question
Test Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at NIKE.
Interview Details – Online application
Interview by HR/Recruiter
Panel Interview (4 people all managers who would be interfacing with the engineer)
The HR recruiter I spoke to estimated that Nike get's 20-200 applications a day. Often times job postings are left up for only a few weeks and even then the recruiter is more likely to show the hiring manager applications from the first few days the position was open. If you know someone who works at Nike they can look up the recruiter's name, but not the hiring manager's information. It is not necessarily helpful to know someone inside the company because of the shear volume of the competition.
Interview Question – Standard Questions: Why Nike? Give an example of X. View Answer
Retail Sales Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NIKE in June 2014.
Interview Details – Went to a job fair and talked to the district manager. Explained what I was interested in full time and was told to leave my phone/email address. I was also told to go online and apply. Did so and was called back by a 3rd party (think overseas phone center) to do a phone interview. I was told that I needed to change my work availability to Days-afternoons-weekends if I wanted to be considered. I did so and was called right back. Phone interview went well and then was called in for a face/face. That was nerve wracking. Panel of 3 managers throwing out questions and lots of people in the room. CATTLE CALL!!!
The questions were- Describe your favorite Nike Product in detail (KNOW YOUR PRODUCTS!) What is great customer service- Describe a time when you were given great service or poor service.
I was told that I would hear back within a week. I haven't and I'm fine with that because come to find out, they only have part time positions available. After all that!!!!!!!!! :/
Interview Question – What is your passion? When were you given great or poor customer service? View Answer
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at NIKE.
Interview Details – HR interview by telephone, then assignment of a business case to be solved within few days. The business case was on excel and was fairly easy to solve; it just needed some organization. I was successfull at these first 2 steps and I was invited to attend a final Skype interview which unfortunately I was forced to cancel.
Interview Question – Which is your best achievement? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Seasonal Athlete Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at NIKE in May 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online and recieved an email asking follow-up questions the same week. Went in for an in person interview the following week. Interview was with performed by two women within the Company Store and was a group interview with 6 candidates.
Interview Question – no unexpected questions. Tell us about a time when you met a stranger? Why NIKE and why should we choose you? Tell us about a time when you learned a new skill? Answer Question
Seasonal Nike Athlete Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at NIKE in May 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online and it took 4 weeks for them to give a call back. Group interview. No one dresses up nicely so I highly recommend you don't do it. Asked about 7 questions. Very misleading group of employees and never seen so much rudeness at a nike store ever. Sidenote-Said they would evaluate all candidates once they finished interviewing this week and let us know middle of next week with the results but lied and rejected the next day.
Interview Question – Not really difficult or unexpected: What are you passionate about and why nike? View Answer
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