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Promotions at Nike

Nike promoted incorrectly. The people in senior director and junior vp roles here do not represent what Phil’s vision. They are nasty cutthroat in it for themselves types. I know a recently promoted director to senior director who has never built a... read more

CNN & CBS on the lawsuits

Nike hit with gender discrimination lawsuit 'Women are devalued and demeaned' at Nike, two ex-employees say in lawsuit... read more

Nothing has improved

I see all these articles that claim things are so much better and still improving at Nike, but I don't see it. Nothing has changed. We have same toxic atmosphere, same toxic people in management positions, same inequality and same harassment. Where... read more

Back at Nike?

Curious to know if any people let go last summer are finding their way back to Nike. Those laid off June 15 are now eligible. Yes, many will not want to go back, but some do.

Career Advancement

Is there any hope for us hard working employees with longer tenure at Nike? I get calls from recruiters all the time, yet I can’t get promoted within my own company. All I see is people with MBA’s who came from outside the company recently get... read more

And the rest of us?

So, Nike is being very generous and giving ten percent of employees a pay raise. I guess that's the "deserving" upper management and their favorites. And what about the rest of us "undeserving?"... read more

Say no to new stores

Why are we opening new stores? Amid layoffs and closings, how does it make sense to be investing money in more stores that will most likely end up on the chopping block themselves sooner rather than later? Seriously? I am the only one who thinks this... read more

Welcome to the new paradigm

Sheep Managed by bullies Lead by cowards I'm sure the Arlee Boys could really relate to a senior Nike leader arriving in his Bentley.
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Revenues go up, layoffs go down?

Now that we are finally seeing growth in revenues and sales, what are the chances that this will reflect on future layoffs? As in, we'll have fewer or none of them? Or will there be more of a shift online since that seems to be working out for Nike... read more

Nike weathers the storm

Nikes plan is working. Get rid of some managers. MP will apologize. Put in some training etc. it will blow over. Promote a few people. Ok now people nothing to see here grab some kool aid and get back to work or working out. Hr and ER keep an eye out... read more

Severance package

Does anyone know what severance package is for someone with 4 years of service U band? Insurance extension?

Warranted Paranoia?

Don't trust anyone, this includes management. Trust no one but yourself, CYA, and get everything in writing. In the end, you will be the one who suffers. And if you ever try to write an email after getting something verbally, paranoia will hit... read more

Age Discrimination

Intel is being investigated for age discrimination. Can't imagine Nike's numbers look much different. Possibly worse.

Bullying still out of control

Anybody feels that bullying is still out of control at Nike? Latest developments seem to have done very little to curb it, which honestly surprises me. It's as if the bullies just seem emboldened by it. Maybe because they feel like they got away with... read more

Nike Hotline

Got this from @T02iC0P-enim - what are your thoughts? The Hotline is useless. They only collect information and route you to a team at Nike who will treat you with disrespect unless you are management. HR/Er at NIKE is dishonest and disrespectful... read more

What about Design leadership

The petulant children in design leadership and senior levels appear to be immune from the purge. Seems that some are protected despite a long history of inappropriate behavior on and off campus. The org has a load of world-class bullies.

Matter of disrespect and layoffs

I’m letting you all know now- matter of respect is the same as hr/Er! Nothing will change. If you were part of the NA during the reorg- you like me- got screwed! BS promoted his friends.... classic Nike! He influenced the process.

Have we reached peak crisis yet?

Really good read worth your time. After the loss of four more top executives, the culture at Nike is under continued scrutiny. How the situation is handled could impact brand loyalty, trust and the bottom line... read more
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Phil Knight on CBS

I have long admired Phil Knight for his business savvy, and for the decisions made to make Nike what it has become, but his blind spot for the past 50 years is his lack of accountability when something is called out about Nike's business practices... read more

Cautiously optimistic

I have to admit I am cautiously optimistic after the latest developments. I thought after we got a few scapegoats they were going to bury the whole thing for good, but yesterday proved me wrong. Am I crazy to believe that things at Nike might change... read more

True Story Time

During my career at Nike I have risen to the highest levels in the organization rubbing shoulders at GLS and CLT meetings over the years. Every year I would be given my team's salary information so that I could review equity issues across job bands... read more

Pervasive, or in Pockets?

Having worked in three orgs at Nike since 2004 I by no means believe this is systemic. Oregonlive quoted that " has grownd to a halt." That's total BS. Perhaps over in the marketing org but I'm not seeing it (anecdotally). The biggest... read more

Tip of the iceberg

Sorry, Mark. You have only touched the tip of the iceberg on the bully club in this company. TE had a lot of Yes-MEN riding his coat tails while they trampled on employees who didn't wear the correct brand of jeans. No Finish Line (yet). "Mark... read more

Sales org will be next

Boys club runs the org and locker room abuse involving women has been tolerated and celebrated for years. It is one of the worst in the entire company. Who's next?


Anyone here that was part of the last September layoff feeling that wasn’t fair? I was bullied for years in my “bro” category and when I filled a formal complain with HR about the lack of support from my managers because I’m woman, Latin and didn’t... read more

More 'Bad Boys'

Few more folks let go today...more this week...per MP's NY Times article from the weekend. The thing about all this 'change' is that it's not just 'bad boys''s the entire 'bully' and 'cool kid' culture that's poisoned the well. Promoting 'bad... read more

Tech Agile Transformation = Disaster

Ok everyone move your stickies. The tech agile transformation is a huge mess. Slower and more expensive. We are paying people to sit (stand) and talk about waht they are working on. What a joke. The other funny/sad thing is our invisible lump of a... read more


Anyone know if The hotline is staffed by EA Nike team? I have heard from a few people that went to EA they are not doing anything for the employee that came to them for help. They give a we will investigate response and then two days later close it... read more


Has anyone posted a message there and received a satisfactory response? Just curious.

CFEs can someone please explain

My manager accidentally sent us his own CFE. All the achievements he listed were my achievements. And it wasn’t phrased in a way that it was a team effort or something in that vain. It was as if he was the one who accomplished/finished a particular... read more


How is Nike on the list of best employers once again? After everything that has happened? How?

Any news on more layoffs?

I've been hearing some rumors about more incoming layoffs at Nike but it's all very vague and with no details at all. Any chance somebody here heard something and is willing to share? I wish we could go back to good old times when I wasn't worried... read more

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