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 takes care of their employees. They do require 200% from each employee. Benefits are amazing. Very competitive business. Encouraged employees on a daily basis and worked with the ones that were not meeting quota. Many advancement opportunities.
the downside. Nike will work you to death if you allow them. A 40/hr week job can easily turn into a 60/hr week job. All salaried. No overtime.
I traveled a lot which took me away from my family.