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  • Retail in general is tough- especially creating work/life balance (in 82 reviews)

  • Hard to move up if you are not included in the social circle (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great People, Good Discounts, Flex Schedule

    Cons

    Bad Management
    Hard to advance


  2. "Part-time over Athlete"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NIKE part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People that you meet that are working with you are some of the best. I have made life time connections there for sure. You are in an environment with very passionate people, for the most part and you all have a love of sport in common.

    Cons

    Claim to hire from within but starting in retail it is a very selective few that move up. A lot of micromanaging and false hope. I know people who worked there longer than me that never had the opportunity to show their talents and skills in the work place.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with internal hiring. Recognize the drive and talent of the people you hire even in the lowest positions, they want to be there for a reason.


  3. "Niketown, NYC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NIKE part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discount, flexible schedule (specially if you go to school), paid time off & sick hours. Get to meet great people, random fun activities, and more

    Cons

    -No room for growth unless you kiss booty sorry)
    - don't accept doctors notes
    - if you're not liked by managers you want progress

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same. Stop with favoritism


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  5. "sales associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    40% discount on all products
    co workers make the work environment better
    can take part of many nike sponsered events
    can meet great people that enter the store
    provided with staff dress
    good for college student

    Cons

    rude customers (expected in retail)
    there are two types of part times, part time under and part time over and part under can't get more than 20 hours a week, and sometimes we aren't even give the full 20 hours.
    big turnover rate
    constantly changing rules
    devices used to do transactions always lose connection
    PAY is pretty low for a store around fifth ave

    Advice to Management

    remove the whole part time over and under thing and just leave it at part time and give us more hours!!!!


  6. "Had some pros, and just as many cons."

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Athlete in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Athlete in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bragging rights, working at one of the biggest stores in the world has it's advantages. Great discounts on merchandise. I wasn't a sneakerhead before working at Nike but I am now. Bought so many great pairs of shoes. Celebrity sightings were fairly common (at least once a week). People were generally very cool and easy to talk to and the managers were very chill and understood the employees. The store looked amazing at all times, as the visual and marketing departments at Nike know what they're doing.

    Cons

    Felt like high school at times. The Niketown I worked at had a real "hood" culture and it's hard to fit in if you don't fit that mold completely. If you're an introvert at heart, this job might not be for you because everyone is so extroverted here and it's easy to feel left out or like a "loser" for wanting some time by yourself after the sensory overload that is working at Nike. On slow days there wasn't enough to do and you aimlessly walked around folding and re-folding clothes to look busy, and the mobile devices you used to process transactions were fairly unreliable and in short supply, which made working on busy days a nightmare sometimes. It was also tough watching customers get frustrated with you because the people in the basement wouldn't send up shoes fast enough, or would send up the wrong pair of shoes.

    Advice to Management

    Get the technology the employees have to use in order, you have the money to do so. A lot of customers left unhappy because we weren't able to fulfill certain requests because the printers or mobile devices weren't working.


  7. "It's cool"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the culture of Nike, love the consumers I interact with, the staff is cool. The discount is amazing.

    Cons

    Moving up in this company is kind of hard depending on the location you work at


  8. "Athlete"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PT Athlete in New York, NY
    Former Employee - PT Athlete in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount was the only reason I stuck around honestly. Some of the customers are fun to help out, others can be very belittling.

    Cons

    There's no room for growth unless you cuddle up with the coaches or assistant head coaches. The pay is terrible for such a large corporation, even for employees who have been there for several years.

    Advice to Management

    I'd advise management to vet some of these athletes and managers more closely.


  9. "I never work in Nike before"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nike Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Nike Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIKE part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When I come to New York I'm working in the restaurant if I work in Nike store I feel like the place is clean and more comfortable than being a waiter so I trying to change the defend work

    Cons

    I'm not quite sure but I think is the customer we face


  10. "SWOOSH"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nike Athlete in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Nike Athlete in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount. Pay is decent if you're in school or just need a part time job

    Cons

    Poor management quality. No work/ life balance, very little growth.


  11. "Met a lot of great people, fun atmosphere to work in, but it did get a little school like towards the end for me."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NIKE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free clothes and shoes, and there was always an event happening.

    Cons

    Not much of a work life balance, raises were crap, shady competivness.

    Advice to Management

    It's best to promote from within. There are a lot who are qualified, quit passing over talent.


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