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  • Work/life balance can gets skewed if not careful (in 83 reviews)

  • Hard to move up if you are not included in the social circle (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "A good company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Logistics Consultant in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Logistics Consultant in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good employee discount, good and open minded leadership (in my area). Less office politics and most of them are trying to get the work done.

    Cons

    I am working as an ETW (External Temp. Worker) and I would say at least 25% of the work force working on the WHQ are ETW. When you are an ETW, you don't enjoy the benefits and the promotion you deserved. (And you also happen to see a lot of employees to stay at NIKE for ages... like 10+, 20+ or even 30+ years) And this particular item can be good or bad depends on how you see it.

    Advice to Management

    Move your good/effective ETW to be your employee, show them there is a door to really enjoy NIKE as a whole. Not just an out-sider all the time.


  2. "Wonderful, great place to start a career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth within

    Cons

    Must know someone to get a job

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. "Very positive place to work, company truly cares about employee satisfaction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Product Creation in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Manager, Product Creation in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a very respectful work environment with tight deadlines and intense goals. Company is very innovative, which leads to a decent amount of disarray, but the people who work there are used to dealing with it. You need to be very adaptable to work here. The culture is fantastic - very casual with lots of friendships among co-workers. Total benefits are very good, when you consider employee pricing, on-site fitness centers, on-site daycare, and a beautiful work environment.

    Cons

    The competitiveness of the environment makes open positions very competitive as well. As such, many good people have a hard time getting promoted. But most people with a lot of drive have success finding new opportunities within.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "GREAT PLACE TO WORK AT BUT BE READY TO KISS ASS IF YOU WANT TO MOVE UP"

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

    Pros

    GREAT PAY
    GREAT BENEFITS
    GET TO MEET FAMOUS PPL
    WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING TO WORK

    Cons

    FAVORITISM
    INCOMPETENT MANAGERS
    THE ASSOCIATES ARE SOMETIMES IGNORE

    Advice to Management

    HIRE BETTER MANAGERS AND LISTEN TO YOUR ASSOCIATES.


  6. "NIKE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Footwear Designer II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Footwear Designer II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for growth, lots of bonuses, traveling.

    Cons

    Lots of traveling (for me, personally) & make sure to make deadlines!

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering us room for growth


  7. "Great place, great place to work and recreate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Liberal time off policy, room to create.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult for many


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Best job on earth - love the job just wish I'd be allowed to do more parts of it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Nike campus and community are second to none. People love working here. Work and home life balance is more achievable here than other companies - family time is encouraged. The employee gym is great - best in class. Love seeing major athletes on campus. Nike does care tremendously about its' people and makes the extra effort to hire back good people they may have previously had to lay off.

    Cons

    Too much documentation and not enough hands on 'doing' for some positions. Lots of positions are actually portions of jobs with many hand offs - kind of like whisper down the lane. Rarely does one work on something from concept to launch. Everyone is too replaceable. Many feel that way and move on quickly to something else just when they got the hang of their previous position.
    Weather here is worse than they tell you, so be prepared and bring rain boots.

    Advice to Management

    Teams could be so much more efficient. Apparel could be coordinated with footwear and accessories to drive more sales and make consumers happier with ensemble looks. There is a lot of waste in terms of redundant resources due to walled silos between divisions and highly competitive managers that seem not wanting to share. People in the same buildings don't share much information at all - not even to join each others' holiday parties. There needs to be more team integration departments - maybe a team of experts knowledge bank that mentors. There are a few people who are patent happy - they don't check out information and feasibility before racing to file or are too quick to tag onto others' work for credit. Lengthy time lines can be frustrating to green light projects - mangers change multiple times during process and wheels need to be reinvented constantly.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "If you are enthusiastic about your work, results driven and always looking for ways to improve this is the place to be."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT - Technical in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - IT - Technical in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are enthusiastic about your work, results driven and always looking for ways to improve this is the place to be.
    Nike rewards individuals that are highly skilled and deliver results.
    The Lean movement adopted across all Nike is helping reducing waste and politics.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work-life balance is forgotten, but things are slowly improving.
    In spite of the lean movement there are still too many layers of management that all need to be involved in major decisions to get things done.
    Like in most big companies people are being referred to as 'resources' and that says a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate the lean movement and adoption to ensure Nike will do even better.
    Create a flat organizational structure (the re-org 2 years ago didn't change enough) that ensures decisions can be made faster and the people with ideas or doing the work have better access to directors or senior directors to discuss ideas.


  10. "Exciting company, but little room for advancement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Athlete in Tuscola, IL
    Former Employee - Team Athlete in Tuscola, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discounts
    Active company
    Great co workers
    Athletic lifestyle

    Cons

    Lack of management
    No time off

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more. Don't hire from within (corporate level)


  11. "The Best!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere
    Great Uniform
    Great Discount on nike products and Affiliated companies
    Great Wages..What more can you ask for in a Job

    Cons

    Sometimes you get scheduled for days you request off, even if you requested in the time you were alotted. I guess this means bad management. And there was really no solution for the influx of customers we would get, it would just be huge battlefield especially during the weekends which made working pretty stressful and there is a lot of international customers so the language barrier could sometimes be a problem too

    Advice to Management

    Spread the common/popular product around the floor so the associate that is working there doesnt feel overwhelmed since its usually in one area.