NIKE Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
804 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good as long as your direct manager is on board too (in 63 reviews)

  • It is a laid back work environment, but there is definite emphasis on getting the job done (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Mandatory open availability makes it hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours and late nights at work in order to communicate with overseas vendors (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun company in Portland, Oregon area

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Summer hours provide opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Northwest summers. Corporate employees get annual public transportation pass. Sustainable conscious company. Employees seem to enjoy working here. Employee discount on cool sportswear and sneakers extended to immediate family and in-laws. Very nice facilities. If you’re young in your 20’s, great place to meet people.

    Cons

    Decisions tend to take longer with many consensus and politicking and layers of bureaucracy involved. Danger of getting pigeon-holed in your initial position. Really have to network to find other internal opportunities and be responsible for your own career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep or start encouraging employees to be confident in making decisions and own the outcome. Whether succeed or fail, what was learned and how to improve is more important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nike Athlete  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Nike Athlete in Orlando, FL

    I worked at NIKE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Fun environment. Teamwork is definitely a huge part of the job and it really does help when everyone is playing together. Great location and sales opportunity.

    Cons

    The pay for a starting associate is low just like any other retail sales associate. There is not much opportunity to climb a ladder only because at this particular location there were over 200 employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing company to work for!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Aurora, IL

    I worked at NIKE part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Tons of benefits. Great people. Lots of energy. Lots of perks

    Cons

    There was really no issue with working at Nike. If anything the cons would be not still having a job with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing and innovative company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in New York, NY

    I have been working at NIKE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome team based environment, Coaches(Managers) really want athletes(store-associates) to strive for success, Discounts, Sports environment.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is similar to running for office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at NIKE part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nike holds a lot of events which employees can be a part of, room for growth and development depending how you apply yourself. Meet many great people as well. Benefits are good, if your are full time.

    Cons

    Pay is average, not outstanding considering its a huge company. Hours are hard to come by, based on business needs. Use to be fun to work for, parties, employee events, better perks but have noticed a decline in "employee appreciation".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sports and unlimited career opportunities! You get to wear comfy gear all day! It's a very fun environment!
    Nike is pretty flexible when it comes to school. You can custom make your schedule according to your life style.
    While working at Nike you get a chance to engage with many people from all over the world! I have met tons of celebs and athletes while working at Nike.
    The company also have a Better World program where one is given a chance to participate in community events while still being paid as if you were at work. Awesome company to work for!

    Cons

    Super busy during Marathon but fun at the same time. I believe the benefits with healthcare can be a little better.
    Another con is the blackout days are from Oct 10, 2014 -Jan 2015. with little open days available for time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    eye opening

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIKE

    Pros

    the food was great

    Cons

    the dumb you down mentally

  9.  

    Working part time at Nike Factory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIKE part-time

    Pros

    Great overall company to work for very organized, great discount on product

    Cons

    The pay is a little low but other than that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It has been great. I've learned a lot.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The discount would the the first pro. This is my first retail job and I have gained a lot of experience working here at Niketown.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to move up if someone doesn't quit, move up, or get fired. Most of the time you tend to get stuck depending on what you want to achieve in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate on a persons work value instead of how they answer questions in an interview.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best place I have ever worked.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Color Designer I - Footwear  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Color Designer I - Footwear in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Progressive mindset, big on family and work/life balance. The benefits are amazing. Hot yoga during my lunch break? Yes please!

    Cons

    The very laid back attitude means you must be a self-starter, and some people don't ever seam to be
    'checked' on this. There are some people in roles who are not qualified to be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lack of quality leadership skills in many of the people who are put in leadership roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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