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Solid Opportunities in an Amazing Culture

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Current Employee - Product Director  in  Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Product Director in Beaverton, OR

I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

The Global nature of Nike allows for international travel and work experience. There are so many departments and functions, and job shifts between them are possible.

The culture is dedicated to "work hard, play hard"; the environment is very supportive of a daily work-life balance (expectations of workload depend on function and manager most of the time).

If you're an avid sport participant, there are constant opportunities to participate, organize, view.

If you're tough, outgoing, a good presenter, and a "big picture" person; and know how to hang with the "in-crowd", this can be an exciting, dynamic company with great career paths.

Cons

Careers can "stall" for various intangible reasons at a certain level. Performance Evaluations are inconsistent.

True upward mobility seems to come from an "old-boys" network that is strong, or fitting a perfect "Nike" profile (athletic, cool, nonchalant).

Women - If you're in product, marketing or business, it is very difficult for any typical strong business woman to get a real chance at a career path to the big jobs. But if you're Legal, HR or Corporate Responsibility, this company will develop you.

The company also puts incredible importance on "presentation" style; and this is somewhat limiting for ESL employees, although not insurmountable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Balance the importance put on presentation and ideas; with proven results to execute the big ideas that create shareholder value.

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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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
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