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NIKE Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
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  1.  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    The interview process seemed very disorganized and unprofessional. I worked with the recruiter, who at times didn't know answers to my questions, to set up my on-campus interview. I had 3 panel interviews. The first was with the technical team I would be supporting. When I arrived, they didn't even know what role I was interviewing for and let me know it as they talked it out between the two. I got the sense that I was wasting their time as they kept trying to get out of the room. Initially that could be a bad signal if the interviewer is uninterested, but I got an offer...not the best way to sell a company.

    The second interview was 10 minutes. Not joking, he came in, we talked a bit and said "I'm sold" and walked me to my next interview. Didn't even have the time to ask him questions given the interview would require me moving and I like to get people's perspective about the area and the company.

    The third interview was with three finance people on the team. I was very unimpressed. They seemed more nervous than I did and asked the most cookie cutter questions possible. "Tell me a time when you dealt with conflict..." If these were the people I would be working with, I was not too eager.

    Ultimately the manager reached out to me to move forward, but I felt given the role, business partners, and team members, this was not the time to move. I like what Nike had to offer as a company, but not at this time.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you structure a business case to buy incremental servers for Nike.com?
      How would you go about conflict resolution between two senior leaders for OPEX spend?
        Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Not impressed by the interviewers or team members

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nike Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    Most people are worried about what to wear for the interview. I wore jeans a black shirt cardigan and my favorite sneakers which were airman 97's. I had a group interview and they asked us questions such as why nike?, explain a time when you gave great customer service, and if you play any sports or anything. But don't worry you don't have to play any sports. Bill Bowerman specifically states anybody is an athlete. Most importantly don't brag about being a sneaker head and knowing about all the jordans that come out. doesn't look good.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Seasonal Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NIKE in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on Saturday November 1, got a call on Monday (which was very fast) for an interview on Thursday. It was supposed to be a big group interview with at least 5 or 6 people, but was myself and one other applicant. We met in the store and went downstairs to a lounge/eating area and conducted the interview. The day after the interview i recived the HireRight form. One week later (today) i recieved an email that there were "other qualified applicants" and so i didnt recieve the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time where you recieved good/bad customer service.
      What did you do when you didnt understand something? (how did you handle it)
      Explain a time where you had to work as a team to reach a certain goal.
      Favorite Nike Product
      Passion for sports
      Passion in life
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Part Time Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at NIKE in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was grouped and they asked scenario based questions. Job history was asked as well plus You should show them that you have knowledge of the company. It was fun and easy in my opinion. Just know what you're talking about.

    Interview Questions
    • Give us a time when you performed good customer service.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Consumer Digital Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eugene, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eugene, OR
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at NIKE in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a very good process overall. I was flown out to their world headquarters in Oregon where I had 3 separate interviews in the morning fallowed by a campus tour and lunch among other things.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were to think of a game changing bleeding edge idea for Nike what would it be?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There really wasn't much negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was asked for a phone interview. They ask about your passion in sports and knowledge of Nike product. Was then asked for follow up interview in store. Interviewed by two managers along with one other person in the interview. Basic interview questions, just make sure to have extensive knowledge and show passion for the brand.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I had extensive retail experience so i was able to increase the pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Linux Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process was a simple process. They held a sIngle interview with standard non-complicated linux questions and later I received a phone call with offer from the contracting agency.

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Applications Engineer, Contract Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    I was approached by a contracting company for this position. There was an initial phone screen, followed by a coding assignment , followed by in-person interview.

    In-person with business team- 2 guys- scenario based questions like give me a scenario where you helped a project by doing this and that etc... , how will you deal with no requirements or no documentation about a project etc.. the guy was sometimes very abstract.

    The tech interview was designing a basic web app with restful api.
    The technical interview was disappointing, this guy called "bobby" randomly called some other guy, and told me that this other guy is a random pick who will try to assess me without looking at my resume. This other random guy was basically trying to be a jerk, unprofessional, asking random questions etc.. I just didn't feel like putting any effort, even though I wanted to walk out several times just went along.

    Interview Questions
    • The unexpected part was the unprofessional tech interviewer, I should have walked out but didn't just of decency. In 10 years of IT work experience I haven't seen jerks on an interview panel.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nike Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    Filled application out online. The next day I received an email for a phone interview. I was scheduled a face to face interview a week later. However that location I applied for decided not to go forward with any interviews. I was asked if I would be interested in another location and was scheduled another interview within the same week.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example when you set a goal for yourself , how did you accomplish it ?   Answer Question
    • Give an example when you did something without instruction..   Answer Question
    • If you could do one thing for the rest of your life what would it be ? (exclude money)   Answer Question
    • Give an example when you felt someone was being dishonest , what did you do ?   Answer Question
    • Tell about a time when you received good and/or bad customer service..   Answer Question
    • Tell about a time when you had to give a person information that they didn't want to hear , how did they handle it ? How did you fix it ?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If you have no job experience or retail it helps if you talk about sports , school , or a personal experience. Mention your availability . Just be yourself . Knowledge of Nike will definitely help but it won't hurt your chances either .

    The interview was casual . I wore a nike polo and khakis . Don't worry about tattoos etc.. they like personality .
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Coach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NIKE in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and immediately received an automated email stating that there was a large candidate pool and that all qualified candidates will be contacted.

    About 3 weeks later I received a call from human resources asking if I could do a phone screening. HR asked simple questions related to team development, my interest in nike, my background, salary desires etc.

    A few days later I received a call from the store manager or "head coach" asking to schedule a day we could meet in person over coffee to discuss the position. We met and it was not like an official structured interview. The manager asked me questions about myself and my passions. I suppose to get a feel of my personality. I talked about my work background, my hobbies, sports, and point of views on team development and managing a business/team. I in turn asked similar questions and learned a lot about the company and the manager. I was told the next steps and that if in the best interest of the business I would be contacted soon.

    The next day I received a call asking to participate in a panel interview once the date was established. I was given an estimated day. About a day later I received confirmation of the day and time.

    The panel interview consisted of myself as the only candidate and 3 head coaches from the area. I am knowledgeable of the targeted selection interview set up and they used that to interview me. It started with each manager introducing themselves and sharing facts about themselves. I went last and did the same. They asked that I talk about my education and work history. Then started with the actual interview questions. The questions were broken up into categories such as "building customer loyalty" or "planning and time management " I was instructed to relax, take my time and answer questions with specific answers based off of real situations. At the end i was asked which locations i would consider and I specified the one I applied for and one other possible. The interview was actually very fun.

    I was told I wouldn't hear back for another week as there were more interviews and a deliberation that had to take place. I wasn't expecting to hear back from nike until friday 7 days later. Although the same HR person called me after the interview to see how it went and to answer any questions. I thought that was nice.

    On wednesday the Head Coach called me wanting to offer me the position for the location I applied for. However, they thought I would be better suited as the apparel coach instead. I gladly accepted as I agreed with their choice after speaking with everyone during the interview.

    HR emailed me paperwork that I completed and the rest is your usual new hire process!

    Almost a 5 week process.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you recognized someone's potential. What did you do specifically to help develop that potential?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to change your communication style to get the results that you wanted.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very open to negotiations. It was cut and dry. HR asked what my desires were and informed me where that fit in the range. They offered my salary when they offered the position and it was more than reasonable and I accepted. I advise to offer a range in which you are comfortable. There are many applicants do not limit yourself.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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