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Headquarters Beaverton, OR
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1972
Type Company - Public (NKE)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned NIKE subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories, and Hurley... More

Mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

* If you have a body, you are an athlete

NIKE – Why Work For Us?

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Nike does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. We are a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries, and push out the edges of what can be.undefined

Before there was the Swoosh, before there was Nike, there were two visionary men who pioneered a revolution in athletic footwear that redefined the industry.

Bill Bowerman was a nationally respected track and field coach at the University of Oregon, who was constantly seeking ways to give his athletes a competitive advantage. He experimented with different track surfaces, re-hydration drinks and – most importantly – innovations in running shoes. But the established footwear manufacturers of the 1950s ignored the ideas he tried to offer them, so Bowerman began cobbling shoes for his runners.

Phil Knight was a talented middle-distance runner from Portland, who enrolled at Oregon in the fall of 1955 and competed for Bowerman’s track program. Upon graduating from Oregon, Knight earned his MBA in finance from Stanford University, where he wrote a paper that proposed quality running shoes could be manufactured in Japan that would compete with more established German brands. But his letters to manufacturers in Japan and Asia went unanswered, so Knight took a chance.

He made a cold-call on the Onitsuka Co. in Kobe, Japan, and persuaded the manufacturer of Tiger shoes to make Knight a distributor of Tiger running shoes in the United States. When the first set of sample shoes arrived, Knight sent several pairs to Bowerman, hoping to make a sale. Instead, Bowerman stunned Knight by offering to become his partner, and to provide his footwear design ideas to Tiger.

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Pros: For specials sales we would be given free things to advertise. Staff is friendly. Full Review

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No Offer – Interviewed in Beaverton, OR Aug 2014 Reviewed last week New

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…Full Interview

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NIKE Awards & Accolades

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Most Innovative Company of the Year, Fast Company, 2013
The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies (#7), Fast Company, 2014
The 10 Healthiest Companies To Work For in America,, 2014
North America's Most InDemand Employers (7), LinkedIn, 2014
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
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