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Awesome work environment, great people

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beaverton, OR

I have been working at NIKE as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Very competent team members, great managers, relaxed work environment

Cons

Some departments work contractors and staff really hard, with little flexibility to work remote or different hours. But, it is just dept by dept...

Full time employee salaries are lower than many other places.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to push telecommuting and remote working... it's more affordable, is a huge attraction, and studies show it is more productive if done right.

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    Good people in a bad situation

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at NIKE as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people coping with really difficult software development work environment.
    Some departments are well-run and do interesting work (or so I have heard). Not my experience at all.

    Cons

    * Not a technology company
    * More contractors than full-timers means zero continuity and huge technical debt
    * Management is all about moving on to the next position, not actually leading or managing
    * Very cliquish and political - Who you know is much more important that what you can contribute
    * No on-boarding process or documentation
    * Very little system documentation (at least where I worked)
    * Getting anything done takes lots of meetings and coordination among many silo'ed departments; a 1 hour task can expand to fill 2 weeks
    * Developers are low on the totem-pole when it comes to resources and respect
    * All IT infrastructure is outsourced and off-site; no local dev/test resources available
    * Very little actual development taking place; mostly production support
    * Did I mention Nike is not a technology company?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get that Nike makes shoes, not software. However, you depend intimately on software to sell the product. Give the developers the resources and opportunity to do good work. Treat your developers as if they DO work for a software company. You might be able to retain them as full-time employees instead of having to fill 70% of your developer positions with contractors. Treat your software as an asset, not a cost center.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Company But Stuck In One Place

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Flemington, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Flemington, NJ

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -wear Nike product to work everyday
    -play a game every morning & cheer

    Cons

    -a lot of responsibility & work
    -not competitive wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within and pay them what you would pay an external hire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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