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  • Work/life balance can gets skewed if not careful (in 87 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly"

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    Former Employee - Former Loyal Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Former Loyal Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome place to work - where else are there world class fitness centers right on site with sports fields and a child daycare center? Great health benefits, paid time off, and other perks. Some very creative people work there. Learn more and do more faster than working at smaller sized company. Brand leader.

    Cons

    Youth oriented culture tends to reward young, blonde, perky types or runner dudes. Career moves depends on who you know, who you offended in your lifetime, and who's in charge for now. Managers not held accountable for managing and developing team but for how well they manage up.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make Nike as great a place to work as it once was.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Chase the info"

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    Current Employee - Creative in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Creative in Beaverton, OR
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Innovative and energetic
    -Driven by sports and art (If you are in the right areas)
    -Free product and access to sporting/entertainment events
    -Interesting people
    -Beautiful facilities
    -Close to nice communities to reside

    Cons

    -Not as racially and culturally diverse as we promote in our advertisements
    -Way underpaid
    -Most managers are promoted based on the fact that they were good at doing their work not that they have exemplified true leadership abilities
    -You spend most of your day chasing the info you need to be truly effective
    -Advancement is based on who you know not what you know
    -People do not consider you relevant or "cool" if you are not a culture stereotype. i.e. "Hi i'm a Oregon Duck Fan, who loves running, Lance Armstrong, anything that has to deal with Mt.Hood and I think that riding a bike is the coolest thing in the world." This type of exclusionary mind set does not allow for a diverse and respectful melting pot of social, cultural and racial differences. It makes minorities who are not from Oregon feel out of place when we do not partake in any of the activities of the native Oregonians who work there.
    -Most of the leaders at Nike feel that they dont have to reply to your email if you are not "important"
    -Lots of sycophants
    -Terrible weather most of the year in Oregon, summers are amazing though :)
    -Tenure instead of talent advancement strategy (strong sense of ageism. Youth is not respected at Nike)
    -Too many of the original employees of Nike have vital roles in the organization. No real room for advancement because the "leadership pipeline" is clogged.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not forget that your time at Nike and on this planet is limited. It is better to be judge by the great works you have done for the advancement of others, rather than for the advancement of one's self. God is in heaven. Not JM-4. Remember that humility is the strongest form of confidence. As leaders you are tasked with be a example of the rule, not an exception. We love your energy and we aspire to one day sit in your seats. Give us a chance. Believe that we were hired to carry on the legacy set in motion by Phil and Bill. Give us a chance. Allow us to dream bigger and soar higher with your guidance. Provide for us a road map with clear directions to take the company beyond your years. This is for all of US to enjoy and to love. Please allow us to share in the growth of Nike Inc both financially and professional.

    God Bless

  3. "Nike is Great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Great Employee Support, Nice work environment

    Cons

    Huge company can make you feel a little lost sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Nice company. Some poor management."

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    Former Employee - Tax Analyst in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Tax Analyst in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Shoe Discounts. Nice gym. Decent cafeteria.

    Cons

    Not best of class management when the company is best of class.

    Advice to Management

    Dysfunctional.


  5. "Great place to work and live."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Complete work and lifestyle balance.

    Cons

    Autonomy can cause you to work many hours.

    Advice to Management

    More top-down communication.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not the company I joined many years ago."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people; most of the people I worked for and with were smart, hard working individuals.
    Great industy leading brand.

    Cons

    Nike does not believe in work/life balance.
    Very political at times and hard work is not necessarily rewared by your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Sr Mgt too arrogant and disrespectful at times. Its too bad that things go south everytime Phil Knight leaves the control to others. He's the best leader. Morale is horrible right now.


  7. "Great company to work for, but compensation not adequate"

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    Former Employee - Business Planner in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Business Planner in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great training, great name/company. Overall good experience, but the managers many times are not motivating enough to elevate their employees.

    Cons

    Salaries lower than competitors; politics can get in the way of advancement. I have experienced an attitude of "perception is reality" meaning as long as you look good, even if it's at the expense of someone else, that's all that matters. Team attitude is severly lacking, and that hurts everyone. Nike motivates and rewards people based on individual accomplishments and not team accomplishments so people don't feel any investment in their teams and each other.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate good people (monitarily) to keep them around.

  8. "Enjoyed the job, comfortable work environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts at nike, converse, cole haan

    Cons

    Work hours available weren't enough (overstaffed)

    Advice to Management

    staff properly to allow all employees to have enough hours to earn a living


  9. "Great perks and campus; poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus in a great location. Occasionally you can see a famous sports star on campus. Great benefits, pay, and bonus structure.

    Cons

    Micromanagement from vp in HR. The company culture of extreme collaboration makes it difficult to actually accomplish anything of value.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people to do a good job, stop micromanaging every document. Let employees make decisions on their own without having to collaborate with twenty other coworkers.


  10. "Great workplace, not the most interesting of work"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Extremely nice, friendly, and supportive co-workers. The work load is very reasonable, great company culture. Plenty of resources available upon request.

    Cons

    There is poor tech support, as well as a tremendous lack of creativity with regard to project work and space. Compensation is generally lower than average.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is highly supportive, approachable, and friendly, though I wish we had better tech support and freedom for creative thinking.


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