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Really good job

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Former Employee - Althete, Seasonal in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Althete, Seasonal in Seattle, WA

I worked at NIKE

Pros

Employee discount!!! fun work atmosphere, easy job. they provide good uniforms

Cons

supervisors and leads need to set a good example for other employees. they take advatage of the employee benefits and teach other employees how to bet the system. Retail hours sucks

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  1. 6 people found this helpful

    Stay away from the IT organization if you want work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE

    Pros

    Employee Discount Store.
    Life at Nike outside of the IT organization is radically superior.

    Cons

    The IT organization is a sweat shop with very poorly managed programs and no regard for work / life balance. Get used to 60+hour weeks and forget about taking advantage of the Summer Hours where the rest of Nike takes off at noon on Fridays. Salaries and benefits are sub standard. Culture is extremely passive-agressive and feels like you're back in high school.

    The business units that IT supports make incredibly unrealistic demands and the ineffectual IT management bows to their every whim with no regard to the impact of their staff. 60 hour work weeks are common for FTEs getting paid for 40 and can peak to 70-80 hours for critical deadlines due to poor planning. The Digital group works some of their teams (2) 8 hour shifts per day to meet the demands of their business partners. How is this sustainable and humane?

    To say Nike is a heavily matrixed organization is an understatement. There are no accurate org charts published and most business units run as their own fiefdoms that shun centralization of common functions as they don't want to be told what to do. Ratio of contractors is too high compared to FTEs with little regard for the ROI of experienced staff on future projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the Nike Maxims again and apply them to the IT (Lean Business Solutions) organization.
    Take more visible action to the employee surveys.
    Balance the demands of the business units with the lives of your staff.
    Invest in your people for the long term and reduce the number of contingent workers.
    Just Do It is a marketing slogan not a mantra to run a sustainable business with respect for your employees.

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  2. Bring your game, and they'll empower your ability to succeed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE

    Pros

    The people, the ethos; delivering real impact everyday on so many levels

    Cons

    Steep learning curve for navigating the organization effectively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to all we believe & can contribute for the business and humanity

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