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NIKE Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.5 20 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

NIKE President & CEO Mark G. Parker

Mark G. Parker

(13 ratings)

79% 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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    Learned a lot!

    PT Athlete (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt was a great a place to work, I learned a lot about sneakers and work out gears. It was fun when it was not overly crowded. Management would work with your schedule which is great if you are in school or have another job.

    ConsCustomers would be very impatient especially when each athlete had to juggle between 5-8 customers per person. Hours were crappy at times and the ability to move up in the company is a nightmare.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsRoom for growth for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare positive and constructive feedback to employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pacer

    Pacer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosfree stuff but good run club

    Consbad management and too many people to manage

    Advice to Senior Managementget better people skills

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Niketown Athlete - Best Retail Job!

    Athlete (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBy 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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Niketown NY is ok

    Shipping and Receiving Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsStarting 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

    ConsWorking 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 Senior ManagementThis 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.

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

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    Great

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat products, shoes are comfortable

    ConsHuman rights policy in Asia

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter Communication

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Coworkers I've ever Had, =Nike Family

    Stock Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNike 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

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

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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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    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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