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"Amazing Experience"

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Former Employee - Product Director in Beaverton, OR
Former Employee - Product Director in Beaverton, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at NIKE full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Working at Nike is liking getting an MBA in Brand management. The organization has SUCH a strong sense of the power and importance of branding. The way the team was structured when i was there allowed for people to focus tremendous passion on unique segments of the business and pour everything into building the right product for their target. Passion and conviction win most every time at Nike

Cons

It's a big place. It can sometimes be hard to identify where your specific contribution matters. There's a definite hierarchy and decisions tend to default up the organization.

Advice to Management

Push decisions closer to the customer. The front-line employee at the company is passionate and knowledgeable about their segment of the business. Listen to them and trust them. They care about the brand as much as you do.

Other Employee Reviews for NIKE

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Sadly, not the place it used to be. Less authentic Nike Culture, More Dilbert Cartoons coming to life in Nike IT."

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIKE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -A truly beautiful campus with lots of cool events
    -Saying you work at Nike carries cache from a career standpoint
    -Half price product, most of which is pretty awesome
    -Casual Dress expected
    -Compensation is OK to Good, not bad as many reviews state. IT generally pays a bit better than other parts of the company. ESPP, Bonuses, 401k Match as well.
    -Other parts of the company outside IT generally have a better experience
    -Strong CEO, Mark Parker has kept Nike No.1 in the Sports & Apparel Industry

    Cons

    -Management more concerned about building their personal brand at the expense of all around them.
    -Bad people managers allowed to continue reign of terror, fear, and intimidation as long as they deliver results. Grown adults crying at their cube happened on more than one occasion.
    -Little to no work/life balance, weekends, holidays, nights are the norm not the exception. Not much appreciation either. You are generally treated like a disposable commodity.
    -Managers who use a soft hand to achieve results and and want to develop their teams are not promoted or "managed out" of the company.
    -Internal candidates for upper level positions are rarely considered. Always considered best to hire from other Fortune 500 companies. This has changed our culture for the worse.

    Advice to Management

    IT was once a great org that you could proud to work for, We are Nike! Bring back more folks who believe in that mission and the maxims (REALLY!! not just trumpeting it to get through presentations..) I was glad I worked here but I wouldnt go back in the current environment and that is really a shame.


  2. "Great as a company, but retail is still retail."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIKE part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great company, lots of potential if you want to move up.
    -Decent pay for part time job.
    -Great benefits, (free shoes/athletic wear).

    Cons

    -Management at retail level can be unprofessional.
    -Pay rates seem low relative to overall company value.

    Advice to Management

    More professionalism at the retail level.

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