Nike HR is there to protect Nike first, employee happiness is secondary. There is so much irony, in that Nike is a leader in most spaces yet lags in familiy benefits. Nike's mission is to enable human potential, yet the company is not there for the employee at the level I am seeing other companies support. Recent Family Care announcement is progress, but feels like "just enough" to stave off bad press.
Nike, specifically at WHQ, is a very family friendly environment. So many young people work here that are just starting their families that it's very common for people to make accomodations for those who need to leave and tend to little ones. Also, you can't walk through campus without seeing more than a few pregnant ladies and babies on walks with the daycare teachers!
In addition to that you'll see plenty of women in management and leadership positions. I feel like it's a very balanced environment where you can clearly see paths into leadership. Far from an old boy's club!
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I haven't yet taken advantage of it because I'm still pregnant but Nike just updated their family leave policy to extend the number of paid weeks to 14 for birth mothers. There is also currently a policy of "Transitional Work Schedule" available to parents immediately after returning to work where you can work an adjusted percentage of hours (with the associated adjustment in pay) for up to 12 weeks to create a slow reentry should you want it. I'll be taking advantage of that as well. Between paid family leave, PTO and a transitional schedule, by the time I return 100% to work my baby will be almost 7 months old.
There are a lot of women at Nike, at the Manager level and below. However, the boys network insures that the guys bring their cronies with them for the ride to the top. They count on women, for sure, in support job...."get shit done" in Nike speak. They then are free to head off to a soccer game or a pub, because the women are staying behind doing the work, making them look good.
Ive been here 12 years. Lots of Women, imbalance depending on the departments. Have an internal network for women, pretty cool and inspiring but not necessarily supportive. Overall good company for women.
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