Working at Nike was fun and had great benefits as far as discounts. You are able to use your discount online and as well as in store. Typical work day includes dealing with customers and assisting them on find the right shoe or apparel. Easy stuff.
Pros: *Discount *First dibs on new product *Jordan retro releases if lucky *Fun people that share same interest *Uniform is basketball shorts and T shirt
*Minimum wage!!! If you work in footwear then at least some commission sales to separate yourself and motivate you.
*They do not advance within company (Retail level), I've met people who have been there for 4 years and in the same position they were hired for (maybe a dollar raise over everybody else).
*They only hire on part / seasonal workers in quantities of 20-30 which cuts everybody's hours into 4 hour daily shifts. SUCKS if you drive far to go there ( ME )
*Basically you are replaceable in their eyes, Ive seen at least 200 people come and go in a matter of 1 year.
*The management is on point with breaks and organizations with the employees but build up hope of false promotions for employees to progress during hiring process and team huddles.
*When asked about furthering my career in Nike as far as Footwear Design and Headquarters opportunities, my reply from the "G.M." was " Look on Google". WTF??? Nike G.M. tells me to Google how to make Nike sneakers and further my Career with Nike by looking on Google ???
*Basically don't expect to be promoted or go corporate with Nike in a retail store like I did. Management only cares about dailymore... goals and other managers not "employees". If you decide to work there then the only thing you will enjoy is the discount but most of your paycheck will go towards that unfortunately. NIKE wins either way :)less
Nike was a great place to work if you are into retail! If you are someone who loves to workout or wear athletic clothes a lot, you get an awesome discount on the clothes there and they work with you for you scheduling; they work around you. Nike was awesome and had good hours and you got a lot of shifts.
Couldn't wear any other clothes than yoga pants and the shirt they gave you
Footwear Specialist/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – June 22, 2017
No other company gives the lifestyle and status like Nike Inc. Working with and meeting like minded athletes and individuals who strive accomplish greatness. There was never a dull day at Nike. Everyday was a new adventure with amazing people!
We were over staffed from day one. The management uses favoritism to decide how they will treat you that day. The customers and workers are cool but it can be very slow at times. The shifts aren't evenly distributed and sometimes you'll be closing several times a week. If your in school, I beg you to look for another job because they will treat you differently and make it clear that this job should be your #1 priority. You must clean all the bathrooms and sweep when closing which is unsanitary and not apart of your job description but your still required to do it. Some of the team leaders are bossy and try to belittle you like a child. HR is good at communicating and fixing issues but my advice is try to look for a more fair job opportunity that will work for whatever your demanding schedule may be.
Discounts, Co-workers, Hr
Breaks go by fast, You are a sales associate/janitor, the slow times
A typical work day we would start off with an exercise to get our blood pumping and have a summary of what needs to be done before the end of shift.I learned how to be a team player and work well with others.
ATHLETE (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – June 20, 2017
Spearheaded logistics, developed new tactics to help shipping and receiving team increase proficiency and decrease door-to-floor efficiency Innovated mechanical and storage designs to maintain organize stock room to increase overall productivity Awarded Store MVP on multiple occasions during initial Fiscal year
Part-time under athlete (Former Employee) – Petaluma, CA 94952 – June 19, 2017
When I first started the people I worked with where great. Over time people left for one reason or another. Within a year there where only a handful of people still there that I started with. The new people that came in change the whole work culture and made it more difficult to work together as a team.