NIKE Reviews

Updated 20 September 2014
Updated 20 September 2014
802 Reviews
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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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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work but difficult place to have work life balance making it easy to get burnt out.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Developer in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Working at Nike gave me a chance to grow as a person and an employee. For me, it was an intense work environment but I really enjoyed my job so that helped deal with the day to day intensity. Most of the people that I worked with were great. The team environment feels more like a family than just coworkers. Definitely high energy and fun work place that values its employees and expects the best from them.

    Cons

    Nike seems to have a just do it way of doing business. There are no excuses. This attitude doesn't always make sense when it comes to training. Nike doesn't always make sure that people are trained and prepared for their next opportunity. They do not on board people well at all. It's sink or swim. They do not pay well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I haven't seen many excellent managers at Nike. Most of them are lacking leadership skills. The company should focus on properly training and hiring the right people to manage others. A bad manager can really ruin the work environment and the effectiveness of the people that they manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun company in Portland, Oregon area

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Summer hours provide opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Northwest summers. Corporate employees get annual public transportation pass. Sustainable conscious company. Employees seem to enjoy working here. Employee discount on cool sportswear and sneakers extended to immediate family and in-laws. Very nice facilities. If you’re young in your 20’s, great place to meet people.

    Cons

    Decisions tend to take longer with many consensus and politicking and layers of bureaucracy involved. Danger of getting pigeon-holed in your initial position. Really have to network to find other internal opportunities and be responsible for your own career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep or start encouraging employees to be confident in making decisions and own the outcome. Whether succeed or fail, what was learned and how to improve is more important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NIKE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sports and unlimited career opportunities! You get to wear comfy gear all day! It's a very fun environment!
    Nike is pretty flexible when it comes to school. You can custom make your schedule according to your life style.
    While working at Nike you get a chance to engage with many people from all over the world! I have met tons of celebs and athletes while working at Nike.
    The company also have a Better World program where one is given a chance to participate in community events while still being paid as if you were at work. Awesome company to work for!

    Cons

    Super busy during Marathon but fun at the same time. I believe the benefits with healthcare can be a little better.
    Another con is the blackout days are from Oct 10, 2014 -Jan 2015. with little open days available for time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    eye opening

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIKE

    Pros

    the food was great

    Cons

    the dumb you down mentally

  6.  

    Working part time at Nike Factory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIKE part-time

    Pros

    Great overall company to work for very organized, great discount on product

    Cons

    The pay is a little low but other than that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Practice what you preach

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Hilversum (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Hilversum (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    I liked the fact that everyone was really sports minded. Even the people at the finance dept. would go sporting in the afternoon, using new products. Competitive but still great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some strategy changes I found hard to understand. They can't seem to compete with tech companies on fitness and health wearables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of the Samsungs, Apples and Googles and find your own sports tech niches. Invest more in the Nike+ brand and experience. Or look for more partnerships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best place I have ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Color Designer I - Footwear  in  Beaverton, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Color Designer I - Footwear in Beaverton, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Progressive mindset, big on family and work/life balance. The benefits are amazing. Hot yoga during my lunch break? Yes please!

    Cons

    The very laid back attitude means you must be a self-starter, and some people don't ever seam to be
    'checked' on this. There are some people in roles who are not qualified to be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lack of quality leadership skills in many of the people who are put in leadership roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun environment, good perks.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Emeryville, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Emeryville, CA (US)

    I worked at NIKE part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities to get involved within the community as part of work, fun environment, great discount

    Cons

    Didn't see how an athlete could move up through the ranks at corporate, managers were unprofessional and unorganized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It has been great. I've learned a lot.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at NIKE part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The discount would the the first pro. This is my first retail job and I have gained a lot of experience working here at Niketown.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to move up if someone doesn't quit, move up, or get fired. Most of the time you tend to get stuck depending on what you want to achieve in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate on a persons work value instead of how they answer questions in an interview.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nike

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Promotions, Bonus once you are a permanent sales athlete, Personal Growth, Room for advancement .

    Cons

    Most athletes once permanent go down to working 20 hours maximum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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