Thread regarding Nike Inc. layoffs

745 WHQ Layoff Reported July-Sept

Here's the official layoff accounting from WHQ, 255 in July and 490 more "separations" coming in September.

Apparently they aren't required to report the layoffs that started back in January of this year.

https://ccwd.hecc.oregon.gov/Layoff/WARN/UploadIndex/2171

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Jeff- how about you help to seek legal actions against ageism rather than focusing on tabloid news of a single person? This will eventually surface with agesim, abuse of power, harassment and all other dirty laundry at Nike.....

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-cqyv

Hi everyone, clearly the posts here on the CISO have touched a nerve. I'd love to know more . Contact me. Jeff Manning, the Oregonian, 971-263-5164, [email protected]

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-cynb

cxts - Shouldn't you end that rant with a voice-over like: "I am the C... and I have authorized and paid for this commercial?". The "yes men" have spoken or perhaps the C... himself. Sad to see such blind loyalty wasted on a person like him. He would gladly sacrifice you in a heartbeat if it meant saving his own skin. This is why people like the C... thrive, they surround themselves with "useful idiots" who blindly follow them without question. In the end, he will be enriched off your work and you will end up discarded, with only plaque on the wall to remember your fruitless sacrifice. There is verifiable information in these posts, if only someone is willing to take a closer look. All that is lacking is the will.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-ccfw

How could the C... be investigated by someone who was applying for a job in his own department? How is that not a glaring conflict of interest? It sounds like he got a pass, the accuser got sacked, and the investigator got the job. I wonder if the investigator was another one of his conquests. This is not the National Inquirer but inquiring minds do want to know.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-crbd

@lzi great post. I waived the STEM TIX flag at tech for years and got nowhere. Nike is like so many other companies when it comes to tech. It is a mans world and women are only tolerated because of the fear of lawsuits. Those who make the rules know how to use the rules in their favor. Look around, every senior manager or VP that matters in tech is a man and every admin is a woman. Its 1950 at nike. Get me a martini and a pack of luckies sweetheart and something nice for yourself.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-8hyd

@eem- the sad part is that the CISO was investigated and nothing happened. I was interviewed by ER and it appeared to be s-xual harassment (based on the questions). He was promoted to VP and the accuser was fired in June. From what I hear he did not change his behavior, he's just more careful now and covers his tracks.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-7qzn

I am truly saddened that Nike has allowed it's brand to be tarnished so much by the behaviors and decisions of leadership at key levels, not just the executives. The brand represented a lot to me as an athlete and as a former employee. My experience there was of tons of learning, fun times and pushing for the next greatest deliverable and yet at the same time extreme burn-out, lack of values at leadership (VP and Sr Dir), enabled s-xism from a few leaders, and lack of connection with leaders on down. 50+ hour work weeks would be considered underperforming, when most of us were putting in far more and taking calls evenings, weekends and holidays. I never formally issued an HR complaint, however, I did make the mistake of having a frank conversation of the s-xual harassment happening with a member of my leadership team, only to have it fall back on me despite my track record of never having this issue before as well as my track record of extremely positive 360 feedback and consistently delivering above expectations. Some in the ranks of Sr Director are still present when they should have been fired long ago from lack of competence, employee burn-out and HR filings. Take a look at travel expenses and compare that to employee education and training. To be frank, it is appalling to see the amount spent on travel for a select few while core employees are not getting training tied to career paths or employee growth.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-3tbj

HR and ER exist to prevent the company from being sued. They are on Nike's side, not ours, despite what they might say.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-3jal

@yyo is right, no need to spread fear with exaggerated numbers. Still 2% of the work force is nothing to take lightly and there were a disturbing number of older (40+yrs) employees impacted. You can't look at these numbers and ignore the clear signs of ageism. Only my manager is older than me in my team and the Sr.Dr. is much younger. We know who will be let go in the next inevitable round of layoffs. I'm not waiting around. That "swooshing" sound you hear is me flying out the front door.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-2moo

I told my friend I was applying for a job at Nike and was called by the recruiter to schedule an interview. My friend was a PM and left Nike last year because of her husband's job transfer. When I told her she got real quite and sent me a link to these boards. She told me to read every post because they speak the truth. I am shocked, really shocked. I mean dumbfounded. After much thought, I called the recruiter and told her I was withdrawing my application. She (a contractor, I believe) was surprised and told me I was passing up a great opportunity. I told her to take a look at these boards and call me back if she still believed that after reading the posts. Never heard from her again. I am pursuing other offers and feel like a dodged a bullet. Thanks for these posts and my dear friend.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-2dcb

Agree! HR and ER are tools used to get rid of employees who are disgusted by the behavior of their executives. I know employees who filed serious complaints, including s-xual harrassment, only to end up with a written warnings and admonishments against further complaints. They were threatened, marginalized and eventually fired. Officially, their position was eliminated. In reality, they were axed to silence dissent. All helpfully choreographed by HR and ER. I left two years ago, headed north to the Evergreen State and have never looked back. I know if I was there today, I would have probably been out the door with everyone else in June, definitely in August. Don't waste your time with complaints and lawsuits. Move on. #abetterlifeaftertheswoosh

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-2ivn

I will warn you that if you file a complaint you are likely to be retaliated against. It happened to me over a year and a half ago even though the complaint was validated. Nike is the most insane place I have ever worked. I didn't know a place could exist like this. As most posters state, I am in a much better place now but I never thought your coworkers would do anything like this. I was always warned about Nike but didn't listen. Sold all my stock immediately. Never understood they could "do so well" when I saw the inside of the company. I am sure everyone has stories of abuse, waste, and fraud. The tone at the top is absent and/or crooked.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-2wca

@eem: if you have evidence and want Nike to investigate then find someone still employed at Nike and have them file a complaint with HR for you. They can file anonymously online or by phone. It looks like there is a common experience in this thread and HR may find others willing to come forward. I heard the same stories about the strip clubs but was never invited, probably because I am a woman. I left some time ago on my own accord. Moved back home near family and friends. I look back at my NIKE experience and it's like coming out of a coma. We are struggling with the aftermath of Harvey but I'd rather be here than back there.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-2rlw

@eem;@pze: I didn't wait for the slaughter and left before June. Higher pay, great team, shorter drive and much, much less stress. I too passed on the clubs and the drinking and became one of the walking dead. Once you are labeled 'not a team player' you are on a steep glide slope to unemployment. The stories I could tell but won't because I have moved on in body, mind and spirit. The best revenge is living well. Live well.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-2wyw

There is plenty of proof out there that the company is still extremely bloated! Nike IT (including Info Sec) is a joke within the industry. In another thread it was pointed out the billion dollar campus expansion project and while that is true it should also be noted the that info sec op center was over 10 million. Our CISO is a fool and needs to be investigated for his behavior. Look around plenty people have evidence secured to protect themselves when the time comes. I know I have evidence ready but due to the corrupt leadership I fear to put it forward however it will be ready. Our CISO is extremely selfish idiot that has no clue how to run an information security program. People wake up these stories are too similar!

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-1eem

More layoffs are coming.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-1jhy

Correct, those that were laid off last week are getting their salaries paid through end of Steptember, so staying positive that there won't be any more action happening on the campus. Also, various orgs were communicating the end of the layoffs within their groups.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-1din

@ozg - see the copy/paste post below:

The 60 days is in lieu of a WARN notice.

Try this search, there is a plenty of explanations about what's going on:

https://www.google.com/search?q=60+days+WARN+site:thelayoff.com

Just saw this thread, it's good @G1rqY1E

Not sure if this works, but I saw the hashtags as well:

WARN #SixtyDays #SixtyDaysNotice

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-1oxr

They didn't cut nearly enough. Nike is still too damn bloated with bobble heads and those who like the sounds of their own voices in meetings, and in meetings about those meetings. The folks who can actually get down to work and do something are still vastly outnumbered, and have to account to those who can't. Evolve or die.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-1dax

According to this: https://www.doleta.gov/programs/factsht/warn.htm, shouldn't Nike have provided the WARN notice 60 days ago? The letter is dated 8/31/17.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-1ozg

This highlights how much misinformation is being shared on this site. The 255 employees were notified in June, but effective in July. Similar to the 490 of us notified in August - effective end of September. I was impacted too - but sharing rumors of "thousands and thousands" and "99% are over the age of 50 with decades of tenure" just aren't true. It s---s, but no need to spread fear to our friends and family still there. The only people with all the facts right now are the lawyers that undoubtedly reviewed all the numbers long before decisions were made. Rumors and speculation don't help people heal.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-yyo

Close to 500 more in September. Now that's incentive to dig in a give it the old college effort.

Yeah right!

But it does take the angst away when the attitude becomes "who cares"

Whatever.

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Post ID: @P4DqvmP-bds

Thanks for posting. 490 more on or about September 30! I still have a job but doubt because of my age it won't be much longer.

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