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NIKE Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
894 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is good as long as your direct manager is on board too (in 70 reviews)

  • the best part about working for Nike is the comfortable work environment (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • Mandatory open availability makes it hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours but that is alleviate with good work (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Fun Workplace

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at NIKE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount, in store partys, personal growth, training classes on merchandise

    Cons

    Consumer traffic, cleaning up the mess, slow shoe delivery system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Athlete in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Athlete in New York, NY

    I worked at NIKE part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nike holds a lot of events which employees can be a part of, room for growth and development depending how you apply yourself. Meet many great people as well. Benefits are good, if your are full time.

    Cons

    Pay is average, not outstanding considering its a huge company. Hours are hard to come by, based on business needs. Use to be fun to work for, parties, employee events, better perks but have noticed a decline in "employee appreciation".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing and innovative company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in New York, NY

    I have been working at NIKE part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome team based environment, Coaches(Managers) really want athletes(store-associates) to strive for success, Discounts, Sports environment.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is similar to running for office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It has been great. I've learned a lot.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at NIKE part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The discount would the the first pro. This is my first retail job and I have gained a lot of experience working here at Niketown.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to move up if someone doesn't quit, move up, or get fired. Most of the time you tend to get stuck depending on what you want to achieve in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate on a persons work value instead of how they answer questions in an interview.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a great work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at NIKE part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great discount, great company to work for, just like being part of a team

    Cons

    schedule can get to be pretty demanding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Athlete in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PT Athlete in New York, NY

    I have been working at NIKE part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a great a place to work, I learned a lot about sneakers and work out gears. It was fun when it was not overly crowded. Management would work with your schedule which is great if you are in school or have another job.

    Cons

    Customers would be very impatient especially when each athlete had to juggle between 5-8 customers per person. Hours were crappy at times and the ability to move up in the company is a nightmare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Converse segment not operated with the same level of excellence as Nike

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at NIKE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nike Inc is a great company to work for sports apparel retail & fashion, but Converse doesn't get as many resources.

    Cons

    Room for growth for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share positive and constructive feedback to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best Coworkers I've ever Had, =Nike Family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at NIKE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nike has been one of the best retail jobs I've ever had. I've been fortunate to have been employed here for the last 4 years working in 2 types of stores; flagship and brand experience. Nike offers competitive pay, tuition reimbursement for Full time employees pursuing a degree related to Nike Business ex: Business, Marketing, Design etc. Excellent coworkers, Excellent discount, Uniform provided up to 3x a year.

    Cons

    There is a bit too much of trial and error, sometimes the management lacks consistency. If you're not overly enthusiastic its sometimes viewed as negative. They expect a lot of the employees to mirror in personality even if its not an employee's temperament. For example someone who is viewed as having a "better" personality will get a promotion over someone who works hard. In addition hours are sometimes scarce if you're not part time over, or full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the application process needs to be modified, especially for internal candidates. There are some individuals who are modest when selling themselves, however their worth ethic demonstrates something more substantial than anything they could put into words about themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job but bad corporate politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at NIKE part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice discount at 30% as a sales associate.

    Flexible hours

    Nice managers who give alot of chances for tardiness

    Easy work

    Tax-deducted or almost free clothing and shoes every quarter

    Alot of young adults

    Motivational attitude.

    Cons

    Athletes get most of the grunt work

    During high volume and traffic managers lock down in the office and basically do nothing

    During low volume and traffic managers lock down in the office and basically do nothing

    Managers who don't know how to efficiently operate and require assistance from other athletes to do their job (btw, those athletes still have their own relative tasks to perform as well.)

    Not alot of incentive to move up in the company

    No commission or recognition for hard work

    No incentive besides an extra $5 on a bonus check to work for loss prevention in finding missing items

    Sketchy corporate history with continuing human rights violations that the company persists in denying

    Preferential treatment in giving hours away to some athletes

    Hour scheduling is rigged. Some managers take away from the salary pool by cutting hours for other managers and athletes and take that money for themselves.

    Hour scheduling can be notoriously off forcing associates to document every time they punch in or punch out. Disparity in paycheck amount can be up to as much as 75% of the time worked for that 2 week paycheck window.

    In reference to the last statement above, the scheduling manager has nothing else to do besides just this. Very disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company is basically a popularity contest. You cant move up if you have a good idea or a way to change things to even make the company more money. Unless its cutthroat and abusive like most corporate policies, there really is nothing you can change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job! Great for entering workforce!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Athlete in Jackson, NJ
    Current Employee - Seasonal Athlete in Jackson, NJ

    I have been working at NIKE part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent company, and easy to work for with flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Kind of boring, but all jobs get old eventually.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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