Thread regarding Nike Inc. layoffs

Were you recognized the last time you went the extra mile here at Nike?

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Yes. I did about 60 hours of unsolicited work on the side to try and improve the org and my manager (who is excellent) worked to arrange that I receive a special bonus to recognize my efforts. And they wrote me a really nice letter to go with it.

Every two or three years I muster the energy to try to initiate some really big side effort to improve the profitability or effectiveness of whatever company I am working for. In 20 years of professional work, this is the first time I got recognized. There are a lot of useless managers at Nike, but mine isn't one of them. And all that effort would have been wasted if it wasn't for my manager encouraging me all along the way, and the recognition afterwards was much appreciated.

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Post ID: @6etf+169k4SNd

I got paid a nice fat commission bonus, the only recognition that matters.

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Post ID: @5cti+169k4SNd

Hell no.
I had the dubious roll of pointing out the possible outcomes of, often poor, decision making.
The problem is that the SBand luminaries, want no risk or possible failure attached to them.
They act like petulant children when things go sideways and often can't connect the very clear dots learning back to them.
Recognition, hell nom instead, my team endured finger pointing and blame from a leadership team who could barely tie their shoes , let alone understand engineering and scientific information that could put Nike far above and ahead of the competition.
Rhymes with bonkers.

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Post ID: @4hfb+169k4SNd

Seriously? Never.....everyone spends more time on what they feel is not going right (mostly because they do not know any better) and create unnecessary spin.

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Post ID: @2qya+169k4SNd

Almost all responses in this thread are by the Corp Comms Team (or HR). 100% certain.

Yeah, everything is rosy, mgrs are awesome, execs are encouraging mgrs, etc. Yep... It's all milk n honey in beaverton...

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Post ID: @sbq+169k4SNd

my heart goes out to all the talents at nike, i just went through a layoff at a different company with terrible leaders and managers who remain. I only hope there is some value to hang on to those good leaders it makes a world of difference in achieving success

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Post ID: @fln+169k4SNd

I worked for a great manager who wasn't the greatest communicator but made up for it in other ways - i.e. spoiling us with team activities and Nike products. Of course, there was a lot more $$ trickling down back in those days. Now it's all going to execs and investors while employee perks/benefits have been drying up over the last couple of years.

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Post ID: @paw+169k4SNd

I didn’t get a new Rolex, (or in fact a single $) but I have seen an improved level of recognition in my greater team. More recently lots of team call-outs on staff and team Zoom meetings etc.

Lots of people have shared negative experiences and feelings about the company on this site.. and yes, I feel this re-org has been made unnecessarily painful, on top of everything else since March, but at the end of the day it is a pretty great company.

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Post ID: @uyo+169k4SNd

Yes, I have had 3 managers in my 4 years at Nike, Abe each of them have appreciated the effort every time I went extra mile. They have used, a simple thank you email, a shout out at team meetings, Nike High five notes and/or CFE feedback to appreciate and acknowledges the efforts.
This is definitely a manager-employee relationship issue, but I strongly believe the senior management at Nike encourages managers to appreciate special effort, and in my case, all of managers at Nike have exhibited this core value.

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Post ID: @buh+169k4SNd

Not sure of the purpose of this post. What does it have to do with...well...anything? If you have a good manager who is cognizant of what's happening, you get recognized and, if you don't...you don't. Not a Nike issue. This is an employee-manager issue that is relevant at any company, anywhere in the world.

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Post ID: @tow+169k4SNd

My manager is amazing and I really cannot complain here - she's provides feedback promptly and is very appreciative of anything I do for the team. This is my second year here, so my experience may limited but this is a frank answer

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