Employee Review

  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company for designers, not quite yet for researchers

    20 Sep 2016 - R&D Engineer II in Beaverton, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good, casual work environment. Lots of brilliant people and solid business. There is a lot of positive energy around new ideas and a lot of autonomy to try new ideas and bring ideas to creation. Once an idea is validated, there is a strong team to commercialize and scale up almost anything. Definitely takes care of employees and creates a family feel.

    Cons

    Very clique-ish, in the sense where it is very important to know the right people in order to maintain an upward career trajectory. At the time I was there, there wasn't a lot of career advancement opportunities available for engineers/researchers other than into management. Also, there is a fair amount of corporate culture brainwashing (not necessarily a bad thing, especially given the positive corporate culture of Nike) that sometimes makes it difficult to have critical conversations with middle management.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Amazing

    16 May 2021 - Product Replacement 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly staff Easy work Team building activities

    Cons

    Low starting wage Management lacked communication at times

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Overall disappointed in the culture

    14 Apr 2021 - Merchandise Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Medical benefits, discounts, stock options, gyms, some really great/talented people, etc.

    Cons

    Boys club/toxic masculinity/cliquey high school behavior Poor management and lack of servant leadership development Under-the-table promotions based off who you know/if you're a white male Stolen ideas/credit, broken promises, and blocked stretch opportunities for selfish gain Lack of senior leadership transparency Hiring BIPOC & women into senior positions to check "diversity and inclusion" boxes Expensive on-campus food Work/life balance is sometimes not respected and falsely promised Senior leadership doesn't necessarily care to push against the grain in a bold way, rethink processes, or see things from new perspectives - they have their own agenda Being told to speak up and then when you do, being told to shut up Essentially zero onboarding unless you get very lucky Many unethical people & processes Below-market pay coupled with higher output expectations the lower in band level you get Poor budget management and excessive/careless employee spending on the company's dime Not many growth opportunities for BIPOC, women (unless you suck up, drink the kool-aid, or are in the boys club) Employees are only a number in the grand scheme of things and are fully at the company's disposal Not in any way a sustainable brand/company

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