Great brand, but it's like working for the government
GM Direct to Consumer (Volt alkalmazott) – Beaverton, OR – 2017, december 6.
Nike is a great brand, that can market like nobody else but that doesn't carry over to the day-to-day for most on the Beaverton campus. There's currently a culture of yes-men because of the recent layoffs scaring anybody who might have a different opinion from speaking up.
There's almost two different companies in one location. Those who work at Nike because they love the brand and like playing intramural sports at lunch and are content with average salaries and well-balanced work hours represent one company. They may roll their eyes at what seems to be confusion on strategic direction, but they don't care because they've got a soccer game at 1:00 on one of the many fields that are part of the amazing campus. Those who want to drive the business forward and advance their career represent the second company. They struggle with balancing reality with the culture of "we're Nike, we can do anything" that the yesmen promote, and the club for senior executives' favorites that is pretty tough to break into. That club glorifies frat-party style drinking and decision-making, which is pretty sad when it's coming from a group of 50-somethings.
You can get great experience here, and have a good time doing it, but don't marry the brand or it will disappoint you. The size of the company is such that you have ten people with veto power for every decision, which leads to a real lack of agility.
campus, intramural sports
drinking culture, size