NIKE Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
793 Reviews
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793 Reviews
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NIKE President & CEO Mark G. Parker
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nike

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    Current Employee - Sales Athlete  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Athlete in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Benefits and Compensation. Plenty of company non-business related events outside of work.

    Cons

    Must start as a Seasonal employee before becoming permanent (if chosen to be Permanent). Must go through Hiring/Interview process all over again just to move up or change position (No Promotions).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Deal For Full Time Workers, But Good Luck Getting In

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Test Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Mechanical Test Engineer in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, everyone drinks the cool-aid and loves their job, it is encouraged to meet and mingle with people from other parts of the company.

    After about seven years you get a 6 week sabbatical in addition to the (4+ weeks of vacation time you would have accumulated at that point).

    if you are a full time worker after the first year you can get a stretch assignment. During a stretch assignment you work part time for another group on a project. It is supposed to foster networking within the company.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get a position in Nike and the pay could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A bold learning experience working with talented and highly motivated athletic professionals

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Super active lifestyle promoted, high energy teams that work well cross functionally, great apparel benefits, access to an amazing corporate culture unlike anywhere else in the world.

    Cons

    Salaries may not as competitive as some, however the tradeoff is working for a global leader in innovation. There may be an expectation to work as many hours as it takes to get it done rather than your typical work week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your business model firing away! Great team players inside Nike that made for a hyper positive experience where excellence is present in every aspect. Your global sports and marketing culture is exceptional and should be at the forefront of any lower level training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6.  

    nice place to work

    Current Employee - Weekend Processor  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Weekend Processor in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    responsible managers, benefits,i like how the management is understanding to its employees.i like the working environment and nice colleagues too

    Cons

    few working hours.they emphasize on good production ,if production is low, you are out before you know it.but nice place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    despite all, i love the management but they really have to work on the hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The most developing business of culture.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Wisconsin Dells, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wisconsin Dells, WI

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

    Pros

    Nike has a lot of benefits along with a good management staff.

    Cons

    Expectations are beyond the mark, but this is because they are the mark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recognition to sales and retail employees. They are the ones who do the labor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    You'd want to work here!

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    Current Employee - Sales Athlete  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Athlete in West Hollywood, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great opportunities, 40% discount on nike and converse products, 30% on Hurley.
     Really fun enviorment your staff dress is amazing.

    Cons

    Its never going to be real slow day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't get much better than this

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Great paid time off, compensation is adequate but below industry standards as there are a lot of benefits that make up for the slightly lower salary in my opinion

    Cons

    Innovation is the key to success here and in a support operations role it means you're constantly reinventing the wheel. That's okay once you get used to it, but can be frustrating when you start out. It's just the way it is...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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
  11.  

    Test Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Very nice place, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Need to not be partial to contractors

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