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NIKE Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
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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.  

    Converse segment not operated with the same level of excellence as Nike

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

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

    Pros

    Nike Inc is a great company to work for sports apparel retail & fashion, but Converse doesn't get as many resources.

    Cons

    Room for growth for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share positive and constructive feedback to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tinton Falls, NJ

    I worked at NIKE part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing company. Care for their employees. Great training. Focused on work-life balance.

    Cons

    Massive company, so you can get lost in the shuffle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pacer

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

    I worked at NIKE part-time (more than 5 years)

    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
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  5.  

    Niketown Athlete - Best Retail Job!

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

    I have been working at NIKE part-time

    Pros

    By far the best retail job I've ever had. I've worked for companies like Abercrombie and Marshalls before, but Nike has been the best one by far.

    Nike really considers its employees. Once you're hired, current employers teach you a class for 3 days straight on product knowledge. It also includes fun actives so you know what you're doing before you get to the floor.

    I actually miss going to work the days that I'm off.

    - Great Discounts
    - Best Working Environment
    - If You Love Sports This Is The Place For You
    - Growth Opportunity
    - Great Managers
    - Flexible
    - Cool initiatives on new products, such as new cleats, shoes or apparel.
    - Clubs: such as Nike Running Club and Training Club that employees and consumers can be a part of.
    - Great compensation

    Cons

    The only downside to being an Athlete at Nike is competitiveness. It's hard to get the job, with thorough interview steps, such as phone interview and panel interview. However, its all worth it once you part of the swoosh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. There's nothing better than representing Nike everyday at work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Niketown NY is ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

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

    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
  7.  

    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

    I worked at NIKE part-time (less than an year)

    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
  8.  

    Best Coworkers I've ever Had, =Nike Family

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

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

    Pros

    Nike has been one of the best retail jobs I've ever had. I've been fortunate to have been employed here for the last 4 years working in 2 types of stores; flagship and brand experience. Nike offers competitive pay, tuition reimbursement for Full time employees pursuing a degree related to Nike Business ex: Business, Marketing, Design etc. Excellent coworkers, Excellent discount, Uniform provided up to 3x a year.

    Cons

    There is a bit too much of trial and error, sometimes the management lacks consistency. If you're not overly enthusiastic its sometimes viewed as negative. They expect a lot of the employees to mirror in personality even if its not an employee's temperament. For example someone who is viewed as having a "better" personality will get a promotion over someone who works hard. In addition hours are sometimes scarce if you're not part time over, or full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the application process needs to be modified, especially for internal candidates. There are some individuals who are modest when selling themselves, however their worth ethic demonstrates something more substantial than anything they could put into words about themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great job but bad corporate politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at NIKE part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice 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.

    Cons

    Athletes 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 ManagementAdvice

    This 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall really easy working environment

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

    I have been working at NIKE part-time (more than an year)

    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
  11.  

    its a fun job

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

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

    Pros

    Discount , people, nike,nike, nike

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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