NIKE Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
252 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Nike Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NIKE in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through a Nike Website. It was a local store so that's the one I applied to. I got a call about a week later and they made me schedule a phone interview. After I finished my phone interview, I got an invitation for a group interview. The group interview was with the hiring manager at a restaurant. (No food provided) and there were 7 or 8 other interviewees. I wore a polo and khakis but the dress was casual. (Some people were wearing nike T-shirts.) They advised against wearing competitor's clothing as that would lead to an automatic non-hire.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical Questions: Why Nike? Who's your favorite Nike Athlete? What can you bring to the Nike Team?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation. Got an email for a background check and then the next day got a call for an offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Seasonal Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    Asked about retail situations, why nike, ask about the 7 brand "keys" and to describe what one of them means to you. Knowledge of Nike helps during the interview phase obviously.

    Interview Questions
    • Choose one of the 7 "keys" and describe what it means to you   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Nike Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was extremely unorganized. They told me to show up 15 minutes early. Didn't get called back till 20+minutes after the interview time. Waited around for 40 minutes. Got called back with a group of 10 people. Process took about 25 minutes total

    Interview Questions
    • Why nike? What are you passionate about? Let us know when you had good and bad customer service. And what do you do when you see someone being dishonest   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Seasonal Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mebane, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mebane, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and was called for a brief phone interview. While on this phone interview, I was asked to schedule an on-site interview. When I arrived for this on-site interview, I was surprised to find out it was in a group setting. I was a little disappointed that I was not informed of it being a group interview, however I participated anyway. 1-2 weeks later, I received an email with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult or unexpected. However, I did like that they asked what our favorite Nike product was.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Their offer was generous and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Digital Director Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited via LinkedIn. The recruiter set me up with interviews across different departments since it's a matrix organization, but it wasn't clear to me which specific role I was interviewing for at any given time. I thought I was talking to someone about the first role we'd discussed, but found out the recruiter was putting me up for a different role only when asked for specific feedback about the person's department. I would have prepared differently had I known I was actually speaking about a second role. A great, innovative company with disorganization on the recruiting side : / I also had a scheduled interview that was canceled without anyone telling me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NIKE in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an online application and contacted by email to notify me of a phone interview the next day. Following the phone interview, there was a group interview the next day, and I heard back within 2 weeks or so that I had been given the position. Overall a positive experience, the store assistant managers are all there for the interviews and are really energetic the whole time. They choose more so based on who's going to have a fun, exciting personality and still get their work done.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pricing Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. 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: first.last@nike.com

    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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at NIKE.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process is based on competencies from your previous experiences. The questions are very direct and meant to invoke specific response based on your career or life experiences. How you hold up in telling your story and being able to paint your picture of successes, will determine if you are a match.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were given a project that you didn't quite understand, what did you do?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Nike Athlete Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bloomington, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at NIKE in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Really quick turnaround from submitting the online application to getting a phone interview. I want to say it was inside a week. There was also an in person interview I did a few days after the phone interview. Nike was very flexible in scheduling both interviews; I had to reschedule the phone interview two times and didn't feel that disappointed anyone or hampered my chances to get a job, but I also felt I was overqualified for the position. Also, I applied for a seasonal job, but it was relatively easy to parlay that into a full time job. Unless you're applying for another position within the store (back of house or visual,) you won't have to re interview to get a part time job. I felt that I interviewed well over the phone but bombed the in person interview and still got offered a position, so the phone interview might cary more weight.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Pay was probably negotiable, but since it was a summer job I wasn't stressing over what I got paid. I got to pick from three different start dates, and if you're seasonal you can pick your end date as well
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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