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NIKE Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Work/life balance can gets skewed if not careful (in 88 reviews)

  • Hard to move up if you are not included in the social circle (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Nike Factory Stores - Sales Associates"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NIKE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Their product is top of the line (you get a good discount of those too). They give you good benefits as far as insurance, employee stock, etc.

    Cons

    Many communication issues between local management and corporate management. You have to find the right location to be happy. A lot of added requirements/expectations but never was compensated for the added job requirements. If anything, the associates lost a lot of benefits over the years. A lot of politics with upper management and corporate management but associates were told not to talk about them within work.

    Advice to Management

    Work on communications. Stop making everything political and assuming a lot. Micromanaging is terrible. Why is the shift from service to sales a good idea? Maybe that's why NA sales are slumping?


  2. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Canovanas, PR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Canovanas, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great coashing and leaderships ,teamwork the motivation and best of all the costumer service give excellent feedback which make me love my job

    Cons

    There always gonna De con but nothing you can t work around it my only con it the part time and no benefits and when the employees dont follows rules and have no ethics with costumer and don't apply the loss and prevention

    Advice to Management

    Poor management is crucial for any company titles comes with commitment and sacrifice and most of all no preferences for the employees no rules benders you are there to make a job get it done the managers are the wheels of the company and costumer service is the heart . If you missing either not gonna run well

  3. "Doing time at Nike"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free gear, very casual dress. Great teams to work with.

    Cons

    Management was ill-equiped, had horrible soft skills and not in compliance with ethical values. Very disheartening. Pay is very, very low for the expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Get better talented management and pay the people for the value they add. You are Nike for God's sake!


  4. "very young crowd and management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    sporty atmosphere. nice kids. tvs in call center with espn on, no sound.

    Cons

    low pay and difficult to get answers to non-typical questions.


  5. "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Digital in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Digital in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NIKE (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice Campus
    Great people at the bottom
    Decent products

    Cons

    Horrible Leadership
    Terrible e-commerce website
    Replacing American workers in Tech with H1-B foreign workers

    Advice to Management

    Nike was never about $$. It was always about the Athlete*. As soon as it was about the share price the culture was destroyed from within. Care about your people and take a bullet. Don't just throw your best people away because they are senior.


  6. "Design Director"

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    Current Employee - Design Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Design Director in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NIKE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Really talented people from across the world in the Global Organization but North America organization has way too many local Oregon natives working in it. Thats not diversity and inclusion. Leads to systemic discrimination and indifference to other races and cultures.

    Cons

    Micro-Management and Institutionalized Privilege run rampant in the organization

    Advice to Management

    Remember who your true consumers are!


  7. "Just go somewhere else to work. Save yourself."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NIKE full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, really competitive for Portland.

    Cons

    You will hate your job, your life, and be miserable every single day.

    Advice to Management

    You need new leadership from the top down. It is time to shake it up.

  8. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The campus is gorgeous. The brand is inspiring. Makes you want to be healthy for sure... nice daycare options too.

    Cons

    Too much egos!!! To much complexity! Its impossible to get anything done, feel like you contribute or can have an impact if you dont know 4GM and 10 VPs

    Advice to Management

    Manage your manager. Train them!! They have no clue how to build team. Directors, manager and specialist are most of all super demotivated. Should not be that difficult


  9. "Not the company it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NIKE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts, people, travel (when there isn't a travel freeze, and getting to work with amazing athletes

    Cons

    Management, growth(or lack there of) the company has gotten to big and too top heavy for there to be any room for innovation or creativity anymore. Also not dedicated to the female consumer.


  10. "Fast and Loose"

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    Current Contractor - Contractor in Beaverton, OR
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nike draws some smart, kick-ass people who are eager to do good work and make an impact. The storied company is one that embraces a can-do, startup mentality where contributors are able to stake a goal and given the latitude to achieve it if it will further the company. The real company is one that seems to favor people able to navigate the network, and have deep expertise. Perks if you're on campus and an FTE include gym access, celeb sightings, sample sales, and a very comfortable corp environment.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, change is the only constant. More than I ever have experienced before with a global company, Nike is constantly evolving. As a result, people move, there is NO passing of tribal wisdom or even documentation about the status of a project or initiative. Other people step in and they may/may not have the expertise or experience, but they are available! All leading to incredible inefficiency and a mindset where contributors literally focus on exactly their role, without collaborating to share information or strengthen the end product, just to get by. If you're a contractor, onboarding, role clarity, team introductions and even just basic things - like where files are located on a project, or who's on your team - aren't provided unless you actively seek and find. Some FTEs have the mindset that contractors are second class. I've experienced colleagues who refuse to share information on a joint project unless they are asked specific questions. There's alot of uncertainty now with layoffs that seems to be fueling the edginess. But, contractors work a full week whereas many FTEs in my group are regularly in late, out early and MIA in-between. While you may forego benefits and job security, the contractor's life is pretty easy to contain to 40 hours.

    Advice to Management

    I really, really wanted to love Nike, but it is organizationally broken - badly. The company needs to put some basic processes in place, stop moving people/finances around until projects are stable/complete, and it needs to clean house. Seriously clean house. And if contractors remains, it needs to treat them like the contributors that they truly are.


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