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NIKE London Reviews

Updated December 26, 2016
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  1. "Best workplace ever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NIKE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team spirit, respect, understanding, guiding, coaching, friendliness, educational, opportunity to grow, everyone is like a huge family and after you finish your shift you want to stay there a little bit longer.

    Cons

    There are no official Nike stores in Lithuania, so if you want to get a job at Nike in any other country, you cannot transfer yourself and have to start from zero.


  2. "oright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at NIKE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work for a leading company

    Cons

    Treat you as a number and only care about stats

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "Interview"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, nice hosts, day went by quite quickly load of nice people, come well prepared and make sure you love Nike

    Cons

    There wasn't really anything haven't worked there for long enough yet, in my honest opinion they couldn't have ran the interview better

    Advice to Management

    Really nice staff and people, maybe find a way to make it a bit more of people mixing, like an introductionary task. Didn't really get to know the other people going for the jobs that well


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  5. "Athlete"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good part time job while studying

    Cons

    No Cons but could be better a promoting


  6. "Stock room work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at NIKE part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've always wanted to work for a well known organisation

    Cons

    There isn't a downside for me


  7. "Athlete"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NIKE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent environment, great people, good benefits i.e. discount

    Cons

    Sometimes too much can be asked of athletes

    Advice to Management

    Consider employing more people for peek hours


  8. "Senior Project manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Architectural Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Architectural Designer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NIKE as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team mentality, well organized, supportive, friendly environment, clear ideas

    Cons

    Net working, too many people giving opinion and none taking the director role


  9. "Part Time Athlete"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere and team skills are valued and developed whilst on the job

    Cons

    Long Hours and on your feet all day


  10. "Nike"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. One of the only shops that feels the same no matter what branch you go into to whether it be London or America.

    Cons

    Easy to get distracted by music plus when talking about shoes easy to talk for hours because of common interests.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being as amazing as you are. Great bunch of people where no one is singled out and everyone feels part of a team.


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    "Right Time, Right Place, Friends With the Right People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Athlete in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIKE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount, staff uniform allowance and the attitude of the staff from ground up when everyone is on point matches the ethos of the company.

    Cons

    Very easy to get neglected and hidden away unless you buddy up with and get onside with the right people. I know this is pretty much the case for retail and pretty much anywhere, but in Nike there are so many people in that tier above not progressing on as the positions above are filled by those brought in from the outside (either other companies or other stores), hence builds up a chain below of staff with no incentive to look to progress as there is little to move into.

    Managers like to put across this view that they care about their team, the great spirit etc etc all the Americanisms. Yet hide away in their bubble toiling away filling out forms in the office while the grafters on the shopfloor work their arses off with little to no communication except from those afore mentioned staff stuck in the positions just above shopfloor toiler but below management, who all seem to have a chip on their shoulder over their own lack of promotion and acknowledgement themselves.

    Again when on point Nike is a great working environment with a team passionate about the product, but when the team outside of management cares about the product more than the higher ups and the grumpy attitude of the Leads and Soecialists often made it tough to get motivated yourself.

    And that is the last con, unless you are self motivated and positive it is hard to not just feel a neglected cog in the wheel. Until store visits pop up the management hide. Those just below management spend more time chatting and checking their phones than helping the staff they are micromanaging in getting jobs done and delegating tasks to all rather than the few that will cover the lack of workload of a lot of the team. Responsibilities for areas are dished out to regular full timers and even part timers but these are all token as time is rarely dedicated to allow these members of staff to work on their areas off the shopfloor inside work hours, meaning working in your own time or just neglecting what you have been allocated. And even getting things ticked off and resolved in your own time, do not expect management or the majority of the team to care until it suits them or when they are passing on a issue for you to resolve for them as they have never bothered to learn anything about it as they have lumped that cherry picked full timer to look after it. (Breath)

    Essentially you have a choice of getting by, going through the motions, brushing all these negs aside and getting on with loving Nike and enjoying sharing this with the consumer; putting in the graft outside of work hours to get things done the management neglect and accept you won't receive acknowledgement and forget any help towards promotion...or get out and take what harsh lessons you have learnt elsewhere,

    Advice to Management

    Try not to pick favourites and dedicate time to all of the team. Grafters appreciate acknowledgement as well as those more outspoken, and dishing out responsibilities to staff to try and cater for the lack of promotion opportunities needs to be met more with some time and dedication given both to them and by communicating with them to help them feel their contribution is worthwhile rather than just a token gesture. I speak from experience in that the area I was given was barely acknowledged, I put in excess time outside of work to cover for the lack I was given Instore and during lunch hours resolved things, yet never got even a short chat over how my area was running/sales/contributions/etc. Yet when store visits occurred I was expected to put on a bright face and bend the truth in order to grab a high score on reports from questions related to management acknowledgement, essentially so management can bask in the glory of how well their store is doing and stroke their ego while sitting in the office as the staff graft on.

    Put down the mobile. Ignore the emails a little while longer and TALK to your team.



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