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"Friendly, great discounts!"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in York, England
Former Employee - Sales Associate in York, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I worked at NIKE part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great to work at if you are interested in health and fitness like myself as there is the opportunity to express yourself and give your personal view on products. As well it is a credible brand to work for and looks great on your CV. Another pro is that the pay is good and there is always a bonus scheme for meeting monthly and annual targets. Oh, and finally the discounts as an employee are fantastic !

Cons

Unfortunately as with all retail work the hours can be unsociable but this can be used to your advantage as willingness to work awkward hours can put you in the managers good books.

Advice to Management

My only advice would be to let employees work in areas in the store that they have a personal passion for when possible. For example the football or running section for individuals with personal interest in them.

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager, Apparel and Footwear in Manchester, England
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    "Right Time, Right Place, Friends With the Right People"

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    Former Employee - Athlete in London, England
    Former Employee - Athlete in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIKE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount, staff uniform allowance and the attitude of the staff from ground up when everyone is on point matches the ethos of the company.

    Cons

    Very easy to get neglected and hidden away unless you buddy up with and get onside with the right people. I know this is pretty much the case for retail and pretty much anywhere, but in Nike there are so many people in that tier above not progressing on as the positions above are filled by those brought in from the outside (either other companies or other stores), hence builds up a chain below of staff with no incentive to look to progress as there is little to move into.

    Managers like to put across this view that they care about their team, the great spirit etc etc all the Americanisms. Yet hide away in their bubble toiling away filling out forms in the office while the grafters on the shopfloor work their arses off with little to no communication except from those afore mentioned staff stuck in the positions just above shopfloor toiler but below management, who all seem to have a chip on their shoulder over their own lack of promotion and acknowledgement themselves.

    Again when on point Nike is a great working environment with a team passionate about the product, but when the team outside of management cares about the product more than the higher ups and the grumpy attitude of the Leads and Soecialists often made it tough to get motivated yourself.

    And that is the last con, unless you are self motivated and positive it is hard to not just feel a neglected cog in the wheel. Until store visits pop up the management hide. Those just below management spend more time chatting and checking their phones than helping the staff they are micromanaging in getting jobs done and delegating tasks to all rather than the few that will cover the lack of workload of a lot of the team. Responsibilities for areas are dished out to regular full timers and even part timers but these are all token as time is rarely dedicated to allow these members of staff to work on their areas off the shopfloor inside work hours, meaning working in your own time or just neglecting what you have been allocated. And even getting things ticked off and resolved in your own time, do not expect management or the majority of the team to care until it suits them or when they are passing on a issue for you to resolve for them as they have never bothered to learn anything about it as they have lumped that cherry picked full timer to look after it. (Breath)

    Essentially you have a choice of getting by, going through the motions, brushing all these negs aside and getting on with loving Nike and enjoying sharing this with the consumer; putting in the graft outside of work hours to get things done the management neglect and accept you won't receive acknowledgement and forget any help towards promotion...or get out and take what harsh lessons you have learnt elsewhere,

    Advice to Management

    Try not to pick favourites and dedicate time to all of the team. Grafters appreciate acknowledgement as well as those more outspoken, and dishing out responsibilities to staff to try and cater for the lack of promotion opportunities needs to be met more with some time and dedication given both to them and by communicating with them to help them feel their contribution is worthwhile rather than just a token gesture. I speak from experience in that the area I was given was barely acknowledged, I put in excess time outside of work to cover for the lack I was given Instore and during lunch hours resolved things, yet never got even a short chat over how my area was running/sales/contributions/etc. Yet when store visits occurred I was expected to put on a bright face and bend the truth in order to grab a high score on reports from questions related to management acknowledgement, essentially so management can bask in the glory of how well their store is doing and stroke their ego while sitting in the office as the staff graft on.

    Put down the mobile. Ignore the emails a little while longer and TALK to your team.

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