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welcome to nike....but not really.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

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

Pros

Only been there a short time, but seems like a lot of opportunities.

Cons

they hire a lot of temps, who are managed thru an outside firm. that firm tells prospective employees that have great benefits, but it turns out to be really expensive. they also did not disclose that temp/contractors don't get pto. this is news to those who haven't worked in that capacity before, and they maybe surprised. as far as salary negotiation, anyone accepting a position as a contractor should take that into consideration.
they admit to not having any training or orientation for new employees, and they aren't kidding. they expect people to sink or swim. aren't very accommodating and welcoming.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

invest some time and impart some knowledge for new people. i wonder how many people leave in frustration....

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    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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