Thread regarding Nike Inc. layoffs

whats the chatter about parker leaving?

last march parker made it a point to state that he was staying on beyond 2020 after TE got the boot.

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I second what @11FXoYaQ-idfz said, especially this part:

“For those of you at Nike ... there's a wealth of knowledge to be learned, that a future employer will find extremely valuable.”

Can’t emphasize enough how true this is. Since I left the Berm, my salary has gone way up and I work on genuinely satisfying things with an actual team. The swoosh has been more valuable to me as “a place where I used to work” rather than as my current employer.

Don’t think you are stuck there.

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-laik

The Nike culture you are wishing would come back is gone forever. If you were with the company in the early 90's you had a chance to experience what a great company Nike was. Teamwork, collaboration and a genuine caring for your fellow employee. The VP's for the most part were respected, smart, inspirational, supported their teams, but most importantly knew how to get things done fast. Today's culture has shifted so much and with the passage of time, most employees now don't have any experience from that time to set a new culture standard against. The new CEO will bring in his friends from the Silicone Valley tech companies who know nothing about the business, force out the scarfed europeans in power and a new era of decline will begin. For those of you at Nike, learn everything you can about the business, process and the Nike DNA while you can, there's a wealth of knowledge to be learned, that a future employer will find extremely valuable.

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-idfz

Nike needs to get its house back in order. Parker lost control. Plain and simple. He came across as an earnest, caring, and “woke” CEO. And during this time a corporate culture developed where bullying, harassment, colleagues that would cheat, steal ideas, and an unhealthy hyper competitiveness ruled the day behind the berm.

I know many “leaders” that are still here, unqualified, unprepared, unethical, but with friends in high places. Shameful. Gross. Disappointing. I know “leaders” that treat the job like a game. Using buzzwords and lies to their bosses, and treating their subordinates poorly, just looking for the next fall guy.

Clearly this culture behind the berm has leaked out to the athletes and coaches that are either directly contributing, or turning a blind eye towards terrible behaviors.

Phil’s Nike is seemingly gone. How will we get it back?

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-hqak

He knew

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-gigu

MPs departure makes sense now.

todays nyt opinion piece "i was the fastest girl in america, until i joined nike" in the works for a while.

company got wind of it. stay and risk a bigger uprising cuz of another scandal under his leadership or leave on a high note before it comes out.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/opinion/nike-running-mary-cain.html

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-glkc

Well put, @11FXoYaQ-8dqf

I’ve only met MP once so don’t know much about his management style, but what you’re saying fills in a lot of the gaps. Always have wondered why such a decent appearing guy could be overseeing such a dysfunctional organization.

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-9aik

I was hired by MP in 1990, and always found him to be respectful to all that he came in contact with. His biggest fault was he avoided conflict, allowing power hungry direct reports to take advantage of the opportunity to go rogue on many topics that a typical fortune 500 CEO would stop quickly. I am surprised that he lasted as long as he did post all the culture issues. Nike is a product and branding company, that would benefit from a robust e-commerce business, but it's not the engine. Product is, which will be slipping even further down the dark hole of unimaginative product than it is now with MP's replacement. MP indicated that he wants to work directly with design and innovation which is his passion. Unfortunately that's not really going to happen. Imagine the political mess / confusion of a new administration trying to move forward and MP "playing" in the background with the future of product creation. Look very closely at the big e-commerce companies because that's Nike's future, focused on marginal product with lowering price points and deep SKU count. As for me I have been gone for a few years, a victim of my once black hair turning grey, but still know more than I should about what's happening on the 4th floor

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-8dqf

there’s a lie somewhere if just last year he was staying on past 2020 but Beth says It was “many, many months” in the making...it hasn’t even been a month since the salazar debacle. if it was planned that long, you’d think they’d have let the dust settle longer.

ready set SPIN!

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-8twi

If true that MP led this, it’s more salt in the wounds of the internal people passed over. Plus that signing bonus.

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-7ckv

Good luck to Nike's shareholders and employees with GE's former Vice Chair on its Board. A true devotee of things shiny, new, expensive and with no computable ROI. How'd that "digital transformation" work out for GE? https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nike-board-member-believes-that-incoming-ceo-bill-donahoe-is-a-really-good-match-for-company-152241758.html

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-7izf

“accelerating Nike’s digital transformation” by someone who led ebay and paypal? wish us luck reaching our target consumers

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-7gok

BTW
TE’s ghost still walks through the Nike world, driving foolish people through the canals of A’dam.

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-5tab

Nike’s PR team is all over this site, doing their best to control the narrative.

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-5ysq

Site rules. You know, the usual. Be polite, don’t swear, don’t throw insults, threats...

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Post ID: @11FXoYaQ-2del

anyone else notice the responses keep getting pulled?

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