NIKE Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
775 Reviews

3.9
775 Reviews
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NIKE President & CEO Mark G. Parker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good as long as your direct manager is on board too (in 57 reviews)

  • It is a laid back work environment, but there is definite emphasis on getting the job done (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • If you have a family it can be difficult to manage work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours and late nights at work in order to communicate with overseas vendors (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company to work for during college

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    Current Employee - Nike Athlete  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at NIKE part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great Discounts, and friendly environment. Managers consistently try to keep an upbeat and positive environment and the company as a whole truly cares about their employees. Nike's scheduling system makes it easy to request time off and shows you your schedule three weeks in advance. Working at nike will give you great product knowledge as well as the history of the company.

    Cons

    Can get boring at times when the store is slow, work can be repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more leadership opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience!!!

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    Current Employee - Nike Athlete  in  Destin, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in Destin, FL (US)

    I have been working at NIKE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Wear work out clothes to work. Good benefits even for part time employees.

    Cons

    Hard to move up with the company because no one leaves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome Culture of Sports and Active Lifestyle

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    Former Employee - Operations Coach  in  Tulare, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Coach in Tulare, CA (US)

    I worked at NIKE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    From the first moment I walked into NikeTown San Francisco when I was hired I knew the place would be something special. The atmosphere of Nike Stores is like none i've ever experienced. It's a very team oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    The challenges are no different from most places. It's retail and you have to work hard for everything that you get. I just wish there were more stores in the Fresno Central Valley area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep training store athletes to be the best at what they do, and everyone will prosper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nike is an Inspiring fast paced and challenging environment where you work with talented people and do amazing things.

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are being challenged everyday and you have the tools to make great things happen. You are working for such a powerful brand name that you always have a foot in the door and instant respect. Very diverse environment with people from all over the world. Young people, energized people, talented people. Facilities are second to none, amazing campus with healthy food and sports opportunities

    Cons

    The job is very demanding and you have to be on top of your game every single day, this can also be viewed as a plus. Nike has a matrix organization so you have to be able to deal with different levels in management teams and consider every stakeholder before making key decisions that can affect others. As there is so much talent inside Nike and so many talented people trying to get into Nike, nobody is impressed easily. You have to be super amazing to make a good impression, Nike's standard is perfection, everything less than the best, is not even worth mentioning. I love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 Feedback for all Managers with Direct Reports.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is the greatest company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing company! Great products, great perks- 401K, employee stock purchase plan, great health benefits. They care about their employees and encourage a healthy work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are no cons for working for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good overall place to work.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Beaverton, OR (US)

    I worked at NIKE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good office environment. Friendly, energetic coworkers. You can carve out a job for yourself if you take the initiative.

    Cons

    A little too much drinking the company KoolAid. A lot of duplication by different departments reporting on the same thing, with not enough communication between departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly good, inside reality may be mind boggling

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Beaverton, OR (US)

    I have been working at NIKE as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Contractor pay is good if you work in Tech (IT). Projects are generally exciting and challenging. Most of projects I've experienced are fast-paced with aggressive timelines and Nike will provide any resource necessary to help you get the job done. Casual work attire is also a big plus. If you keep your heads down, focus on the work and not ask too many questions, you can stick around for a while.

    Cons

    Full-timers in several groups of Nike Tech severely lack technical competencies or solid skills. Most are there to play politics and climb ladders without owning any deliverables. Nike Tech brings in highly paid contractors to do the actual work because there's no talent internally due to the low salaries. There's a lot of politics involving FTE's vs. ETW's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new CIO should know this math well, hiring and retaining 1 employee who actually adds value for $100k a year is more efficient than paying 2 unskilled and incompetent employees for 50k a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good beginning job

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Centralia, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Centralia, WA (US)

    I worked at NIKE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    For specials sales we would be given free things to advertise. Staff is friendly.

    Cons

    Some of the management was weird. I got talked to once for helping a customer for too long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Product Presentation Coach

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    Former Employee - Product Presentation Coach
    Former Employee - Product Presentation Coach

    I worked at NIKE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Growth & Development, Family Feel, OVERALL AMAZING!

    Cons

    Honestly not one I could speak of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Make your own career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIKE

    Pros

    Benefits, Management, really everything about. Work/life is excellent and Beaverton is a great place to work

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart. You have to constantly make your career

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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