NIKE Reviews in Beaverton, OR

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
774 Reviews

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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. 1 person 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
  2. 1 person 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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.  

    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.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    A bold learning experience working with talented and highly motivated athletic professionals

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Super active lifestyle promoted, high energy teams that work well cross functionally, great apparel benefits, access to an amazing corporate culture unlike anywhere else in the world.

    Cons

    Salaries may not as competitive as some, however the tradeoff is working for a global leader in innovation. There may be an expectation to work as many hours as it takes to get it done rather than your typical work week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your business model firing away! Great team players inside Nike that made for a hyper positive experience where excellence is present in every aspect. Your global sports and marketing culture is exceptional and should be at the forefront of any lower level training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't get much better than this

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

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great paid time off, compensation is adequate but below industry standards as there are a lot of benefits that make up for the slightly lower salary in my opinion

    Cons

    Innovation is the key to success here and in a support operations role it means you're constantly reinventing the wheel. That's okay once you get used to it, but can be frustrating when you start out. It's just the way it is...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Test Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice place, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Need to not be partial to contractors

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