NIKE Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
804 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good as long as your direct manager is on board too (in 63 reviews)

  • It is a laid back work environment, but there is definite emphasis on getting the job done (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Mandatory open availability makes it hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours and late nights at work in order to communicate with overseas vendors (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    motivating and inspirational each day.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    ethos, benefits, community work, product, people

    Cons

    communication between departments, pace, no petty cash,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Constant bullying and pressure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIKE

    Pros

    It's amazing discounts however with the premium price of shoes in comparison to the pay I can understand why..

    All the team members on your level are friendly and keep the shifts entertaining to say the most

    Cons

    Terrible management. They do not know what they are doing.

    They choose ridiculous locations for stores and fill these stores with old trainers I would never think about buying and wonder why we don't get a huge profit.

    Management are constantly nagging you and pressurising you to do more and more and do not acknowledge one bit of success.. Feels like I'm back in school.

    The management are bullies in abuse of their power.

    The discount as I said is good but for premium priced shoes on a part time contract it's understandable why..!

    No holidays ever.. Keep getting denied my holiday requests.

    Hours are terrible. Both if you want more hours or less.. Stupid retails 4 hour shift pattern makes it a pain to balance school/college & having a social life..!

    Again the management are abusive to other staff behind their backs and there is a lot and lot of sneaky comments about people's personal lives and work ethics in store.. It really is a very manipulative and bullying atmosphere where If you don't stand up you will be trodden on & if you do stand up for yourself you will be cautious about losing your job.

    Furthermore when a member of staff complained to higher powers the higher power told the manager and made this employees life hell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need more training and need to stop putting so much pressure on staff as without these staff they would be nothing.

    Listen to your team members.

    I have been extremely honest in this review.

    If you want to work for nike be prepared to be made to feel like a child.

  3.  

    Very good

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    Current Employee - Nike Athlete  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Nike Athlete in London, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, a company who care about their staff.

    Cons

    It can be hard to apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing such a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing company, endless possibilities if you work for it

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at NIKE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great products, great people, great sales meetings. Work hard play hard culture.

    Cons

    Some long hours, and time away from home, but if you don't mind that enjoy it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work environment, good benefits, young and active coworkers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIKE as a contractor

    Pros

    good hours, very young, active and international co-workers, great possibilities to exercise and sport, nice activities outside of office hours

    Cons

    Hilversum is not a big city and not so nice to live when you are young (but it is only 45 min travelling from amsterdam..), wages are on the low side when you start.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great working environment and people, definitely hard work at times

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    Former Employee - Part-time Athlete  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Part-time Athlete in London, England

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

    Pros

    40% discount on friends and familly

    Cons

    Spending with your discount it limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees on the floor ways to improve, they work on the floor, they no what does and doesn't work well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun company in Portland, Oregon area

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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 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
  9.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Nike Athlete  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Nike Athlete in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Fun environment. Teamwork is definitely a huge part of the job and it really does help when everyone is playing together. Great location and sales opportunity.

    Cons

    The pay for a starting associate is low just like any other retail sales associate. There is not much opportunity to climb a ladder only because at this particular location there were over 200 employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing company to work for!!!

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Aurora, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Aurora, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Tons of benefits. Great people. Lots of energy. Lots of perks

    Cons

    There was really no issue with working at Nike. If anything the cons would be not still having a job with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Athlete  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Athlete in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Nike holds a lot of events which employees can be a part of, room for growth and development depending how you apply yourself. Meet many great people as well. Benefits are good, if your are full time.

    Cons

    Pay is average, not outstanding considering its a huge company. Hours are hard to come by, based on business needs. Use to be fun to work for, parties, employee events, better perks but have noticed a decline in "employee appreciation".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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