Nike – Tulalip, WA
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Nike – Tulalip, WA
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I worked at NIKE part-time (more than a year)Pros
I worked at Nike as a seasonal sales associate starting off. That position hires you above minimum wage and gives you up to 40 hours a week if you have availability for it. If they like your performance they keep you as a regular employee working 19.5 hours and below. This job was seriously fun. I don't know if that's because the location just had great managers (called coaches) or why, but it was such a great experience!
PROS: good wage for an entry level job with no degree required, easy to learn about their products and history through paid comprehensive training, 30% discount off merchandise even when on sale, access to the Employee Store in Beaverton OR, free shoes, pants, and shirt for work, Nike employees are friendly type A people which adds so much to the fun of working there, store meetings always have free pizza and games, Nike is great at recognizing employees Nd if you show you're a hard worker you can be nominated by your head coach for a traveling opportunity such as running a booth for Nike in NY for the US tennis Open!!! And if you got picked to do it they would pay for the whole trip even food.Cons
Retail after a year or so can be very frustrating. The customers (we call them guests) will get on your very last nerve and the fact that you work holidays will eventually get old too.
CONS: not a set schedule so planing ahead of the schedule being released can be near impossible unless you requested it off in a timely manor, Black Friday is hellish and you might end up working the split shift aka two time in 24 hours, every employee works Black Friday, no exceptions, you don't get commission so even if you work really hard the most you get is a possible MVP award and a better yearly raise, but people who get hired before you and have accumulated more raises will still get paid more even if they are the worst worker ever! Also seasonal positions get hired higher and higher each year so sometimes if you haven't been there very long the new seasonal employees will make more than you and still not as experienced as you. Customers can be very rude and literally make you hate them.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Get corporate to pay people more if they are hard workers and stop hiring seasonal employees at a rate higher than your true employees who love and work hard at their job.RecommendsPositive Outlook