Security Officer- Nike Global Security, Absolutely Toxic Work Environment
Nike Global Security has the distinction of being the most dysfunctional and toxic department I have ever worked at. The department has a long term deeply embedded obsession over the most unimportant minutiae while real security issues are ignored or not even recognized.
Management which refers to itself as “The Leadership” is made up almost entirely of individuals with little professional background or distinction who were some of the lowest performers as officers. There are a few bright exceptions but not enough to change the dynamic. If you show concern for your staff, report supervisors for abuse, or do anything to give “The Leadership” any reason to question your absolute loyalty your career potential is done forever at Nike.
There is no seniority system which means you can never obtain a better schedule of your choosing even if you have been there 20 years. Brand new employees are often given prime shifts with weekends off while long term employees with excellent work records get mid-week days off on graveyard. Your shift will change about once a year unless you are on “The Leadership” good guy list then you might get to keep your shift for a decade or more.
The annual Nike Coaching for Excellence review process is supposed to be a fair process, tailored to help each employee become successful and reward hard work based on specific criteria. Your annual raise and bonus is dependent upon this individualized process. On several occasions multiple supervisors in
A typical day involved generating daily lesson plans for the children, working with a team of four other co teachers in a classroom setting with a predictable schedule. The morning consisted of dropping the children off to the classroom where three tables were setup to enhance cognitive, fine motor, and mathematical thinking skills, the classroom was also available for quieter activities like reading or drawing and a climber for gross motor exploration. Followed by morning snack and recess. After recess the children would come in for whole group circle time where academic curriculum was discussed, songs were song and group readings and discussions occurred. Then small group activities were available for exploration and learning goals. Children were then given the opportunity to explore the campus on a walk, do a art activity or work in small reading and writing group which was designated by learning needs. Then lunch and nap would occur, during nap the teaching met to generate daily power point notes about the day, team meetings, lesson plan development, time schedules and classroom needs were attended to. After wake up quite activities and sensory activities were offered followed by afternoon snack, recess and pick ups.
Working in a team of four taught me to be collaborative and flexible in my teaching. I learned how to generate lessons based on what we saw the children interests were as well as how to create lessons using all of our observations and assessments. I also
Prosgreat benefits, nice enviorment/campus, ammenities for employees
Lots of opportunity to learn and a fun campus for getting out of the office, but definitely a start up environment
The Nike campus has a super appealing campus and physical work environment that the company has spent a lot of money investing in and is constantly under construction, which is also a negative, but they are forward thinking for their employees. Nike has several cafeterias and lots of options for meeting rooms and really allow you to explore around the campus when you need some time from your desk or you need to impress a client.
Nike also goes pretty far for training and entertaining its employees with large, social and collaborative workshops, or pop-up shops on the main campus, or food carts and "farmers markets" from local businesses from Portland that you normally don't have access to in Beaverton. More importantly, the workshops are very impressive and you have a lot of opportunity to grow your network, career, and knowledge, which was probably my favorite aspect of working at Nike.
Unfortunately, Nike is very much a startup culture for its size and age so it tends to latch on to an idea and go all in on this idea. This means that a lot of money and people are thrown at this idea and everything else is cut and thrown away. Nike has a pretty bad reputation around town and locals for how they treat employees, especially contractors and temporary employees, and it can be very, very difficult to get a full time position at Nike. Once you get a full time position, you end up taking a pretty serious pay cut anyways. Second, Nike teams are very siloed and management is, o
ProsExcellent physical environment, cool pop-up shops and farmers markets from Portland, lots of opportunity to grow yourself
Conscutthroat, extremely difficult to get hired on full time, startup culture could have you out without any notice
Excessive use of temps, but fantastic place to work
I was given a temporary position at Nike that offered me the opportunity to learn new skills. Management wasn't perfect, but was a step up from what I'd experienced in most prior positions in that there was usually at least an effort made to work as a team and listen to all members of the team (not just those in management). Co-workers were passionate about their work, usually respectful of others, and generally made an effort to excel in their individual areas of responsibility. Finger-pointing when things went wrong, and trying to push through shoddy work when deadlines were tight were the worst behaviors I witnessed, and they were limited to a few individuals. One of the more challenging aspects of working at Nike is that their policy of hiring internally, and encouraging employees to stay in a particular role for only a few years at most, means that often times an entire group will be made up of individuals who have only been in their roles for a short time and are "making it up as they go." While this means there is a considerable amount of "re-inventing the wheel" and lost knowledge, it also means faster innovation as there is a constant influx of new people with new ideas. Unfortunately, Nike is engaging in the typical corporate strategy of using temporary labor / contractors to fill positions that are truly permanent and simply rotates individuals out after a year or so in order to avoid legal difficulties. After they could no longer extend my contract, due to the 1 y
ProsAdjustable-height desks, healthy food in cafeteria, "work hard, play harder" culture, hire from within
ConsUse of series of temps to fill permanent positions, must "drink the kool-aid" to fit in and advance
A fun, fast paced environment with goodies to boot
Nike is a fast paced environment with many opportunities to challenge the Athletes and Coaches alike. Multitasking skills are a must as the team members will constantly be on tasks while also serving the consumer.
There's plenty of opportunity on the sales floor to maintain displays and fixtures according to company standards as well as interact with the consumer. Nike encourages the consumer to serve itself by providing clear, easy to understand product and promotional information, but it is the team's responsibility to reinforce the consumer's choice and make the shopping experience pleasant. Team members will be answering questions about the merchandise and helping the consumer decide what is best for his or her needs.
Team members working in the back of house will find plenty of opportunity to keep the store running smoothly by processing merchandise. Great care is needed to ensure that all merchandise is priced, tagged, and presented properly for a seamless transition to the sales floor. Team members also perform markdowns and daily merchandise refills.
Team members wear a single earpiece headset to maintain open communication and smooth operation.
Individuals looking to work for Nike will find that the management team is very honest, fair, knowledgeable, and energetic. Management plays to your strengths and coaches you through your weaknesses to build you into a strong team member. Management also backs you 100% through your journey to advance within the company.
Prosstaff dress provided by nike, employee discounts at nike and its affiliates, access to employee website
Consi haven't found any that would dissuade a potential athlete from joining the team
Good experience,fast paced, great benefits poor management, high turnover rate,
A typical work day at Nike was very high paced. Nike is one of the busiest stores in the mall and you always have to have high energy while on the job. This is the type of environment that I like to be in. There was a very diverse group of customers which kept the job interesting. I would always get wrapped into some very interesting conversations. The biggest thing I've learned while working here is how to handle a fast-paced environment. After mastering this, I started to set the pace for the store, and other employees would work with the same intensity. I learned how to be aware of my surroundings while focusing on a specific customer. I have learned many leadership skills as well as customer service skills.
As far as management goes, at Nike there were many good things as well as bad things. All six of the managers were very good at bringing energy to the job. They always looked for different ways to make the job a competition. This led us to the point of crushing all of our goals and getting new equipment added to our store because of it. I absolutely loved the ambition of the managers. However, I did not like the rate of promotion. Very rarely would an employee within the store get promoted to a higher role. When a job needed to be filled, the managers would usually outsource. This was the cause of an extremely high turnover rate. Also, many responsibilities such as scanning employees out immediately after they clock out were lacked. It would be nor
Needs better pay,better work/ life balance,and better management
I don't have all bad things to say about Nike but they do not care about the wearhouse workers that they have in place below management. Not only do they hire mangers who do not know the business but they rely solely on the team leads/ coordinators and recon team to do all the work including their responsibilites. If a subordinate was out for the day the manager would not know how to run that position.They DO NOT promote from within on a regular basis. I was fortunate enough to advance within the third year that I was there but as far as advancing to the management team they would rather hire someone out of town/off the street to manage. Meanwhile the manager's subordinates carry them because they did not come up in the ranks therefor they do not know how the operation works. The PAY SUUUUUUUUCKS they barely start you off with a standard rate of living above the poverty rate ($10.45 per hour). Lets put it this way if you started working there in 1980 you still will only be making about 13-14 bucks an hour by the time you reach your 30 year mark. If you don't have a second income coming in you WILL NOT SURVIVE. The bonuses you get are what you should have been getting in the first first place and you are still only making under 30,000 a year in a just past entry level (v-band) position. Replacement of missing co-workers needed hardly ever happens. If someone quits or leaves in your area they will not be replaced and you are stuck with taking up their responsibilites!! When you
ProsChicken Wing Thursday (LOL!!!!), Great Stock purchasing plan and reasonable 401K match
ConsNo in house advancement into management and pay rate is at poverty level
I no longer work at Nike and haven't for a while now. But I knew instinctively from Day 1 that I had made a mistake taking this job. Not only is Nike a "drink the kool-aid" culture - they literally said at my orientation "Just so you know, if you want to succeed here, you have to drink the kool-aid or you won't last 1 year." - No truer words were ever said.
A typical day was a typical day at a mega-corp where it's kill or be killed when trying to climb the wobbly ladder of success. No training on how to maneuver the insane matrix, management was so busy trying to sculpt their own path that they had little or no time for those below them, just a lot of weird stuff that you would think they would have dialed by now.
The hardest part was definitely dealing with my incompetent manager, who, on our very first out-of-town business trip, told me how he was pretty sure his wife would be fine with him taking a mistress (looking right at me). I almost lost my lunch. When this continued, I took it to HR, who handled the entire situation VERY poorly. They even had the nerve to say at one point "Well, your boss said you were flirting with the bartender at dinner the night before so he figured you were game." I know. I had to continue to work with the same manager I had reported as HR told me they couldn't transfer me to another department because I hadn't been there 1 year yet. I stayed for a while but couldn't take it any longer, especially once I found out my boss had be bad mouthin
ProsLots of places to eat because you can't ever leave campus.
Customer Service Representative | Tempe, AZ | Mar 7, 2015
My personal "Nike Experience"
The work is very repetitive and the expectant outcome is a bit ridiculous for what they are asking for. The people who have worked there the longest don't really know what they are talking about, basically, no one really knows what they are talking about at this company. Everything is unorganized. One day you will hear this, then the next day you will hear that. They LIED to me. They promised many things upon working and did not fall through with it. They get you pumped up for something that is not even worth to get hyped up about.
A company big as Nike should have gone with another company to manage their e-services because absolutely no one knows what they are doing. The work is easy, consumer get VERY annoying. The scoring system which they have set for the e-services is stupid and I don't agree with.
Typical day is sitting down at a computer and chatting with consumers in regards to their order, find a shoe in a store, or just to simply get them a return label for their order. You have the great consumers who give 0 problems and then you have the not so great consumers who will give you 99 problems and wish you'd go to H E L L. All in a days work.
You go through 4-5 computer systems while helping multiple consumers simultaneously. The work is easy but can make you grind you teeth with the expectancies they require. I definitely gained a lot of knowledge about Nike and being that person on the other side of the chat. It is all about how you word things and maki
ProsYou don't have to look at consumers faces, get to listen to your music
Consunorganzied, policies regarding the work place changing quicker than the seasons.
Meet a variety of great people, but management has had a downfall.
This review is based on working on the 3rd floor (women's/kids).
The 3rd floor is very hectic and very busy (any other floor may be more enjoyable). Depending on the day, it can be smooth, but if it is a busy day, the work can be unbearable. Often times you may be alone in a section and have to take on fitting rooms, helping customers, folding stacks, putting out clothes, etc. The management has changed drastically over time and unfortunately has become weak due to lack of communication between managers. There are many who are scheduled outside of their availability and this is a very common issue. There have been many situations in which employees get fired for unreasonable things. Managers have their obvious favorites even if they state that there is no favoritism. Only certain people get a chance to advance in positions.
It's not all bad. You meet a lot of great coworkers who will help you get through the day. There are a few managers scattered around the store who are actually good at what they do and do have your best interest in mind (just ask the veterans, they'll tell you who). The discount is great. You get staff dress (uniform), it's not technically free, but pretty cheap. You meet many different people from around the world who are shopping around (of course you will get your few rude customers every once in a blue).
-Do your job, maintain and help the customer.
-Don't easily trust just anyone (it's like a high school in there).
ProsDiscount, Meet some great coworkers, fun environment, meet people from all around the world
Questions And Answers about Nike
Do nike work on holidays?
Asked Dec 10, 2016
Yes they do in some departments.
Answered Feb 6, 2019
Except for Christmas Day, the Nike Citadel in California is open every day of the year.
Answered Jan 22, 2019
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Nike a better place to work?
Asked Feb 14, 2017
I appreciate the meals employees are provided during this time. And it is something I would highly recommend keeping.
Answered Mar 12, 2021
Manufacturing is the front line of Nike products, especially the shoes. When the company is making $37 billion/year in revenue, and grew 11% from just last year, the factory workers should enjoy the growth as well and be rewarded for making the company so much money. I understand that profit sharing is offered, but for a company making so much money, I think they could pay their workers more than just $1-$2/hr than what a McDonald's employee makes.
Answered Jan 25, 2020
Whats the nike discount?
Asked Jun 2, 2016
50% off at employee store
40% off online at swoosh.com
Answered Jan 20, 2020
30% in store 40%warshouse
Answered Mar 13, 2018
Does Nike hire a person convicted of a felony
Asked Apr 12, 2016
I work at a store where once, someone actually wore their ankle bracelet to work. The story that guy normally told was that it was a heart monitor. I believe the real reason was that it was for a DUI.
Answered Jan 22, 2019
It depends on the offense. If it's related to drugs, violence, weapons, theft, sexual offenses, and sometimes driving-related offenses (if your position requires you to operate a vehicle), NIKE will likely not move forward with employment.