Nike Inc. Voted #29 in Best Places to Work Survey

Posted March 17, 2014 by

Nike logoIt is important to most of us that we enjoy our work but difficult to know when you’re looking for a job whether we’ll be happier working for one employer versus another. A great way to know if an employer offers a great place to work is to ask the people who know the organizations best — their employees. For the past six years, Glassdoor has awarded its Employees’ Choice Awards to honor the 50 best places to work.  For 2014, the 29th best place to work was Nike Inc.

When you hear the phrase “Just Do It”, who do you think of?  Most of you probably said Nike Inc., a multinational corporation in the United States responsible for designing, developing, manufacturing, and internationally marketing and selling footwear (such as Air Jordan’s), apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.  Nike’s headquarters are located in Beaverton, Oregon and is only one of two Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in the state.  Originally founded as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in January 1964, the company transitioned into Nike Inc. in May 1971.  Today, the company employs over 44,000 people around the world.

Why work at Nike Inc.?  The company takes corporate responsibility seriously, working to be the best at what it does, establishing value, and improving the world through innovation.  In addition the company strives for meaningful change through business growth, building strong relationships with customers and the community, and providing a positive change both socially and environmentally.

Nike Inc. offers a variety of career areas to work in, which include the following:

  • Brand & Consumer Marketing
  • Corporate Functions
  • Design
  • Digital
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Merchandising & Product Management
  • Product Development
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Corporate
  • Retail Stores
  • Sales
  • Sports Marketing

In addition, Nike has its own internship programs for individuals who can help the business achieve the goal of bringing innovation and inspiration to athletes worldwide.  Some areas for these internships include:

  • Product Design
  • Product Development
  • Finance
  • Sports Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Facility Management
  • Human Resources

Sources: Glassdoor, Wikipedia, Nike Inc.


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