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NIKE Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 30 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

NIKE President & CEO Mark G. Parker

Mark G. Parker

(19 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Great job but bad corporate politics

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Elizabeth, NJ

    ProsNice discount at 30% as a sales associate.

    Flexible hours

    Nice managers who give alot of chances for tardiness

    Easy work

    Tax-deducted or almost free clothing and shoes every quarter

    Alot of young adults

    Motivational attitude.

    ConsAthletes get most of the grunt work

    During high volume and traffic managers lock down in the office and basically do nothing

    During low volume and traffic managers lock down in the office and basically do nothing

    Managers who don't know how to efficiently operate and require assistance from other athletes to do their job (btw, those athletes still have their own relative tasks to perform as well.)

    Not alot of incentive to move up in the company

    No commission or recognition for hard work

    No incentive besides an extra $5 on a bonus check to work for loss prevention in finding missing items

    Sketchy corporate history with continuing human rights violations that the company persists in denying

    Preferential treatment in giving hours away to some athletes

    Hour scheduling is rigged. Some managers take away from the salary pool by cutting hours for other managers and athletes and take that money for themselves.

    Hour scheduling can be notoriously off forcing associates to document every time they punch in or punch out. Disparity in paycheck amount can be up to as much as 75% of the time worked for that 2 week paycheck window.

    In reference to the last statement above, the scheduling manager has nothing else to do besides just this. Very disappointing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company is basically a popularity contest. You cant move up if you have a good idea or a way to change things to even make the company more money. Unless its cutthroat and abusive like most corporate policies, there really is nothing you can change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall really easy working environment

    Niketown Athlete (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat employee discount and really easy to shine if you're a hard worker.

    ConsPoor work ethic amongst colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in helping associates grow as professionals (even if this is a retail position). People work harder when they're working towards something.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    its a fun job

    Athlete (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDiscount , people, nike,nike, nike

    Consslow business during jan-march, ppl . managers are rude sometime , 48 hour wait on sneakers, no discounts on some shoes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Elizabeth, NJ

    Prosawesome staff, enforce teamwork, huddles

    Consearly trucks, lazy workers, sometimes lack of hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nike Running Flatiron Season Athlete

    Seasonal Athlete (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat managers (coaches) and athletes (sales associates) -- very friendly, welcoming, and supportive. Employees are diverse and have personality. They are passionate about the brand and company. Lots of fun off hours activities. Athletes are provided phenomenal education about the brand/product. Strong running culture.

    ConsNon-athletes or non-runners may feel out of place. Constant flow of people coming in and going out (for better or worse).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience working for the world largest provider in sporting goods.

    Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIncredible company involved around sports.
    Dedicated employees are very passionate.
    Opportunity to make great connections

    ConsCompany is solely based around politics and who you really know.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nike is awesome, this store wasn't

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Garden City, NY

    ProsFast paced most of the time. Positive most of the time, then things(management) changed. now it sucks

    ConsIf you're not a "cool Kid" you're not moving up at all. you need to learn how to kiss ass and then you'll move up. Learn it, Love it or Leave it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job! Great for entering workforce!

    Seasonal Athlete (Current Employee) Jackson, NJ

    ProsDecent company, and easy to work for with flexible schedule.

    ConsKind of boring, but all jobs get old eventually.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company But Stuck In One Place

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Flemington, NJ

    Pros-wear Nike product to work everyday
    -play a game every morning & cheer

    Cons-a lot of responsibility & work
    -not competitive wages

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote from within and pay them what you would pay an external hire

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This company has some potential

    Athlete (Current Employee) Garden City, NY

    Pros**Growth (only if your enter the company as an assistant manager plus) (or if your primary job is to adulate(brown nose) to as many upper management as you can find)

    Fun work staff - with changing schedules and seasonal hires, you can meet a lot of interesting coworkers.

    Opportunity to travel - company has many events and actively sends employees to different events***(fully paid)

    Casual work environment and dress code

    ConsNo Growth - if you start as an "Athlete" show talent, hard work, dedication and get a degree in the management or marketing field, the company will hire outside personnel for advanced positions.

    Management - management will consistently lie to employees about company policies (HR dept. however is very transparent and honest)

    Management (*at Garden City) creates an adversarial environment between management and employees and also employees vs employees (competitions via NPS surveys of which there are no rewards towards top employees)

    No benefits for Part-time Under employees and very expensive for non-management Full-time and Part-time Over employees.

    Management expects unlimited availability from employees for part-time employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent and honest with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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