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NIKE Reviews in Beaverton, OR

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
894 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is good as long as your direct manager is on board too (in 70 reviews)

  • the best part about working for Nike is the comfortable work environment (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • Mandatory open availability makes it hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours but that is alleviate with good work (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at NIKE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy, very innovative company, and value employee's growth. The benefit package is very good. The best thing is that you learn new things everyday.

    Cons

    Job function a bit of ambiguous. The most important thing is to get comfortable with the frequent changes in the organization. The matrix structure makes the jobs very demanding, because there will be multiple managers for one role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best company so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at NIKE

    Pros

    Very friendly, challenging. The work atmoshphere is very cordial and the work is very challenging. The technologies that are used are very forward and update the work technolgies very frequently.

    Cons

    The average pay scale here is very low when compared to other companies. The hike in the pay scale is also very low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No Consequences for Lifers. No Room for Growth for the Rest.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Commerce in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Digital Commerce in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Absolutely love the benefits, stock purchase plan, and campus.

    Cons

    Managers are very set in their ways and feel it's inconvenient to make changes. If you're young, driven, and eager to grow, expect to work twice as hard for half the pay of your senior co-workers. If you're a lifer and have been doing the same job for 15 years, congrats on getting away with doing the bare minimum and getting a bigger raise than the rest of us. There are no consequences and no rewards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The way younger employees are treated is really killing their brand passion. How do you expect employees to have goals without any opportunities to fulfill them?

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Some opportunities

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

    I worked at NIKE

    Pros

    Great campus, and opportunity to enjoy good facilities. Certain departments have excellent opportunities for growth and employees in those areas receive appropriate remuneration and are enabled to create significant value.

    Cons

    Inefficient, non-standard processes, slow to change. Managers do not understand what they manage. Huge disparity in remuneration, and only small annual increases no matter how much work is put in, how vital the work is or how your role changes. Management takes all credit for the good, even when not involved, but pass down their failings; lack of good work ethic and leadership, and overall focus on pet projects. Passive aggressive bullying takes a toll. Penny wise and pound foolish. Those excellent at the job are pigeon-holed, those who are not are promoted out.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Finance Position

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely well run, marketing machine. Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Very large multi-dimension matrix organization is time consuming to navigate and feels excessively bureaucratic. Decision quality is good, but decision speed is slow. Be prepared to slow down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ignite Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ignite in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Ignite in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good hourly pay, housing is paid for, and travel to Nike WHQ to & from is paid for.
    The campus feels like a college campus, with two fitness centers, multiple soccer fields and running trails throughout
    Weekly training/learning sessions for the intern group are great.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt like I was being underutilized, but it's up to you to go talk with other employees about other parts of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, but figure out how to integrate new technologies to improve business processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing internship experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Intern in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Supports individual development. Competitive at times. High motivation from management. Base pay + perks = great compensation for internship experience.

    Cons

    There was very limited entry level positions available for interns seeking full-time employment after graduation. Experience expectations for open entry level positions is high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome Company To Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at NIKE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, smart co-workers and a cool brand (resume' builder). Promotions are available if you work hard. This is a very fast-paced competitive environment to work in, so it is not the faint of heart.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than industry average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salaries to be competitive within the marketplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Endless promotion/hiring of bad bosses by hiring only "technically" smart people that have ZERO leadership skills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, however, people seem stressed out with the politics and extra time it takes to make something move or happen.

    Cons

    Employees that gossip seem to rise up because poor managers believe that gossip so good people are rated unfairly in the CFE process. I cried a lot towards the end. Never felt appreciated for the good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire REAL managers that can actually lead and inspire! They may not have ALL the exact technical skills but they know how to LEAD a team, inspire PASSION and RESULTS. Good managers grow employees - not glorify mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overrated Experience---Too Many Egomaniacs

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    Former Employee - Director in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Director in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount on product, casual dress (just don't wear anything but Nike.....)

    Cons

    There are many. Most people spend their time manipulating or undermining business processes in an unproductive manner. There are an excessive number of meetings and 75% of them do not resolve issues. Communication is weak and there is NO trust of senior management. Mark Parker, CEO, sent out a series of internal communication for the big layoff in 2009. None of his "assurances" were true. It was obvious age discrimination was a main deciding factor and the layoffs were done under the guise of the economic downturn. Nike was sneaky and navigated its way to getting rid of many great employees. The trust was broken. I told Parker this to his face and he was obviously not interested in hearing this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being so greedy. The Nike culture is overrated and is more about individual greed. The BS about brand management is all about padding your own pockets with more individual income rather than shareholder value. There are still many employees including several VP's and senior level Finance people (including the EMEA CFO) who absconded thousands of $ under the table selling samples. There is no statute of limitations on tax evasion for hiding earned income.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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