NIKE Reviews in Beaverton, OR

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is good as long as your direct manager is on board too (in 57 reviews)

  • It is a laid back work environment, but there is definite emphasis on getting the job done (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • If you have a family it can be difficult to manage work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours and late nights at work in order to communicate with overseas vendors (in 22 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun company in Portland, Oregon area

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Summer hours provide opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Northwest summers. Corporate employees get annual public transportation pass. Sustainable conscious company. Employees seem to enjoy working here. Employee discount on cool sportswear and sneakers extended to immediate family and in-laws. Very nice facilities. If you’re young in your 20’s, great place to meet people.

    Cons

    Decisions tend to take longer with many consensus and politicking and layers of bureaucracy involved. Danger of getting pigeon-holed in your initial position. Really have to network to find other internal opportunities and be responsible for your own career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep or start encouraging employees to be confident in making decisions and own the outcome. Whether succeed or fail, what was learned and how to improve is more important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great way to experience a large multinational corporation with a real focus of brand experience and cultural identity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    I tell people that I could be doing my job anywhere, but the fact that I get to do it at Nike makes all the difference. the work culture and attention to keeping the brand experience relevant and central are second to none. There is a high amount of energy constantly flowing through the campus.This energy is coupled with a laid back atmosphere consisting of jeans and running shoes for work attire allowing for a sustainable work environment that keeps you going without burning you out too quickly. Even though there are a large amount of people working at the main campus it still feels like a small town in that you regularly see senior management walking about and still feel like you're in the thick of current Nike events and cultural milestones.

    Cons

    While the culture at Nike is well known for being vibrant and energetic it can be taken too far too often. the phrase "that's a great first step" is used regularly. The meaning behind it is that while you may be doing a great job there is always room for improvement. While the heart of this sentiment is genuine and productive it can breed a certain level of paranoia relating to one's self worth within the context of contribution to the company. You may never feel like you're doing well enough at your job and start to feel at risk of loosing it. With Nike's popularity, there's always someone willing to do you're job if you don't wan it or can't handle it. I have noticed several instances where the "there's always more to be done" mindset is taken too far and the work life balance that Nike advertises is thrown to one side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've had the privilege of experiencing Nike grow and adapt it's corporate culture for several years. My one piece of advice is to not lose sight of the founding reasons the company was built on. Stay focused on the passion for sport and not on the passion for image.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Cobblers kids have no shoes

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    Former Employee - Support Org  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Support Org in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great campus, if you can work on the main campus and not be moved. Product innovation, marketing leaders.

    Cons

    Support organizations, finance and accounting, human resources, facilities etc. struggle along due to poorly designed systems and business processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in back of the house technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work but low pay

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    Current Employee - Direct Procurement Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Direct Procurement Analyst in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Focus on fitness- you are encouraged to play a sport, work out etc
    Relaxed culture
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    The salary is incredibly low especially for someone from a top 3 college
    No real profit sharing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Does not pay attention to employees

    Current Employee - Finance  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Finance in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overworked no work life balance no organization whatsoever

    Cons

    In a global economy the employees is your advantage. Nike does not get this. When they do it might be too late. They do not listen ( not even try) to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on the pulse from the inside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good overall place to work.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good office environment. Friendly, energetic coworkers. You can carve out a job for yourself if you take the initiative.

    Cons

    A little too much drinking the company KoolAid. A lot of duplication by different departments reporting on the same thing, with not enough communication between departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mostly good, inside reality may be mind boggling

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Contractor pay is good if you work in Tech (IT). Projects are generally exciting and challenging. Most of projects I've experienced are fast-paced with aggressive timelines and Nike will provide any resource necessary to help you get the job done. Casual work attire is also a big plus. If you keep your heads down, focus on the work and not ask too many questions, you can stick around for a while.

    Cons

    Full-timers in several groups of Nike Tech severely lack technical competencies or solid skills. Most are there to play politics and climb ladders without owning any deliverables. Nike Tech brings in highly paid contractors to do the actual work because there's no talent internally due to the low salaries. There's a lot of politics involving FTE's vs. ETW's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new CIO should know this math well, hiring and retaining 1 employee who actually adds value for $100k a year is more efficient than paying 2 unskilled and incompetent employees for 50k a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    World-class career experience, a very proud company with employees who love their job and do fulfilling work.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Intern in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible perks and an encouraged work-life balance.

    Cons

    Wasteful spending and consumption. At moments, an over-the-top materialistic company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less meetings. More action.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun and challenging, but better to be an FTE.

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment. Great people. Constant change. Interesting work. There are many different departments to work in and they are all different. The Nike Campus is highly energizing. Most of the time you are not micro-managed. You get a lot of independence (as long as you spend most of your time reporting what you did..) You do have the opportunity to make a difference. Lot's of benefits - celebrations, Nike employee store, free Nike taxi, restaurants on campus. Most of the people are encouraging and helpful and teamwork is essential.

    Cons

    Contractors are not treated equally. Such a huge company with so much change that no one is ever up to date with processes and procedures. If you don't have an energetic and motivated personality, you will fade away (not sure that's a con, but might be to some people).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More parties with beer please. Just kidding. I think it would be very helpful to have functions that include more than one department - often, two departments are working on different parts of the same project and don't even know it - you're missing out on a lot of synergy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's like college all over again!

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

    I worked at NIKE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great discount, brand loyalty.

    Cons

    It felt like college, clicks, cool kids work on campus, everyone else works outside of campus. For such a well recognized global organization it was interesting how unproductive departments can be. Lots of egos!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable, set high expectations, train, and be inclusive of new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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