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NIKE Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
768 Reviews

3.9
768 Reviews
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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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32 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    niketown sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    the employee discount and seeing the athletes and celebrities

    Cons

    lack of communication with management, lack of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on communicating with employees, provide pto and benefits for everyone

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Pacer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pacer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pacer in New York, NY

    Pros

    free stuff but good run club

    Cons

    bad management and too many people to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great products, shoes are comfortable

    Cons

    Human rights policy in Asia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    This company has some potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Athlete  in  Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Athlete in 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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and honest with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not what i expected unfortunately

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    employees get a big discount on all nike items in store and outlets

    Cons

    no growth potential within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should be opened up with more positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Eventful and eye opening experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Flow Athlete  in  Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Product Flow Athlete in Woodbury, NY

    Pros

    Products and discount are a plus

    Cons

    Flawed promotion set up, don't hold your breath

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Niketown NY is ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Starting pay is good
    Pays for you to got to school if you are full-time and it fits into the list of curriculum they accept
    Each floor dedicated to different individuals
    New positions come up fairly often

    Cons

    Working Shipping and Receiving since October 2013 if you are Part time under( less than 20 hours mostly) according to corporate can only schedule us 4 hours a week
    Abuse of power in terms of hiring and personal hook ups although you are asked to have people you know apply
    No grace period anymore
    Store can feel divided from S&R to sales floor as opposed to a whole team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is more for upper management overseeing the company: Find a more effective way to delegate the budget so that there are not employees literally struggling and calling in constantly because you can only give 4 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall really easy working environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Niketown Athlete  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Niketown Athlete in New York, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor work ethic amongst colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nike is awesome, this store wasn't

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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