NIKE Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
774 Reviews

3.9
774 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to work for, just not on the retail level.

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    Former Employee - Athlete
    Former Employee - Athlete

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

    Pros

    lots of free apparel , great job for a college student . Really lax work environment, opportunity to meet many athletes.

    Cons

    Room for growth can be limited by policies and of course by " who knows you". Trying to get to corporate from the retail level can be an uphill battle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership to invest more in their "athletes" . There is no training or coaching to get to that next level .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's hard to live by your mission and vision when you grow so large

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    Current Employee - Product Line Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee discounts on product
    Flexible work schedule
    Great gym and cafeterias

    Cons

    It is not a meritocracy, it is who you know or who likes you. Of course they do not like to admit that and give you the whole idea that you are evaluated based on your performance. Ha ha haa you are not!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that your management teams at all level are evaluating people using the same process and not around it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented people but lacking cohesive vision

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at NIKE as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall, the people are great. Many smart and talented people. The culture is awesome and I appreciated the focus on exercise and healthy living.

    Cons

    Lots of wasted effort in the technology side of things. Departments tend to work independently, often duplicating the same work. Getting new technology into the stack can be very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more willing to embrace new technologies, as your developers are looking for ways to become more efficient. Create a unified approach to your technology teams, help them to work together and cooperate more. But this doesn't mean restricting development to a certain set of tools and forcing all teams to use those tools.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIKE

    Pros

    it's nike! It's amazing. Totally. good stuff

    Cons

    Nothing. Just a great place to work especially being nike is awesome. and air jordans duh!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.!

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch out for ladder climers

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    The pros of working at Nike in Beaverton are the access to world-class gyms, cafeterias, benefits, good location (if you live on the west side).

    Cons

    The office culture at Nike is all about climbing the ladder and stepping all over any one who gets in your way. You have to climb the ladder or step aside and not get involved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Company, Great People

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Director in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for with excellent benefits. Great opportunities and one of the few companies that is growing at this pace.

    Cons

    Like all companies, must manage your own career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Don't forget the culture or take away the benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Nike Athlete  in  Tannersville, PA
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in Tannersville, PA

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

    Pros

    A relaxed work environment, great co-workers, can always grow in the company,

    Cons

    not having steady hours
    amount of hours a week vary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a great overall experience working there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIKE

    Pros

    The pros start when you first start when you get your uniform. This consist of a free nike gear. The discount and wage is very competitive, I have not been anywhere that matched it. Great for summer work.

    Cons

    Depending on location can be very busy and some nights you may leave late. Everyone leaves together so the whole store must be perfect before leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing great.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get a foot in the door

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    Current Employee - Sales Athlete  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Athlete in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Networking with WHQ employees
    Work in a fun and innovative enviornment

    Cons

    Very busy store
    Lots of employees
    Limited hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company culture is awesome!

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven people. Great diversity in the workplace. Company culture is hands down the best in the industry. Good work life balance, Work hard, play hard!

    Cons

    As a technology company they are way behind and lack the discipline and industry knowhow to really lead in the digital world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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