Nike Interview Questions & Tips

How to Get a Job at Nike

Nike employs more than 40,000 workers worldwide to assist in developing, marketing, and selling athletic sportswear. Successful hires usually cite a one-to-four week process between submission of preliminary employment forms, the job interview, and reaching a hiring decision. The sportswear company operates as an extremely large corporation and keeps the hiring process very competitive and often utilizes employee referrals to fill staffing needs.

Group Interviews and One-on-One Meetings

Entry-level applicants are usually contacted for an interview within a few weeks of employment requisition. Because of the large quantity of candidates, Nike hiring representatives approach screening by means of group interviews initially. Applicants who make a good impression are either asked to come back for a 1:1 meeting or receive email notification about decision to hire a short time after the group interview. Interview questions almost always revolve around availability, job history, and experience/knowledge in athletics.

Interviews for Upper-Level Positions

Job seekers vying for higher-level positions at Nike must pass more arduous tests before gaining employment consideration with the multi-billion dollar corporation. Hiring staff screen upper-level candidates via phone interviews before scheduling 1:1 or panel interviews. The company looks for innovation, motivation, and creative qualities in candidates by inquiring about job history, skills, and future aspirations.

Questions for Upper-Level Candidates

Some upper-level candidates encounter questions like:

  • "Have you worked with or coached an athlete before?"
  • "If so, how did you help them reach their best?"
  • "Give an example of a time you overcame adversity."

How to Prepare

Preparation serves as the key to performing well at Nike job interviews. Applicants should know company history, values, and vision. Job hopefuls should also be familiar with recent innovations and historically successful products. Potential team members should review job history and share applicable skills with the interviewer when given the opportunity.

Making a Good Impression

All applicants should dress in a contemporary and professional manner for Nike job interviews. In group interview sessions, applicants should respectfully speak up when given the chance. Trying to appear modest may not grab the attention of the hiring staff as they are looking for applicants who desire to prove themselves. Speak concisely and thoughtfully. Always thank hiring staff for the opportunity before and after each interview. The company may conduct a background check before confirming employment.

Nike Sales Associate Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Nike Employee: As a sales associate, basic duties – I did cashiering, just kind of consumer helping out, and stuff like that. Just customer service, I guess.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Nike Employee: I did application online, phone interview, and then group interview, as well.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Nike Employee: Questions about prior working, questions about, what else… that was I guess over a year ago, so it’s kind of hard to remember. But, questions about leadership experience, questions about how do you deal with adversity, kind of things like that, just kind of questions to get to know you better but also questions to see if you have what it takes to fulfill the roles of that job.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Nike Employee: Probably just have a positive attitude. Be friendly, don’t be fake and try to be something you’re not. Just try to come off casually. Dress appropriately to the job you’re going for. Obviously, if it’s more than just sales like a managerial position, you have to dress little bit better. That’s basically it, though. Just be very professional and show what you’re capable of.


  • Xavana says:

    Have a very positive attitude during the interview with Nike. They’ll wanna know that you can maintain a positive attitude because you’ll be working with a lot of customers.

  • helena says:

    I want to know that if i wore Nike merchandise on the interview day, would I be accepted to work at the store??? Because i have about 40 pairs and I love Nike shoes!!!!

  • Joniel Estrella says:

    Can I work for Nike part time? I am attending school right now.

  • jose says:

    I have a close friend that works in nike right now, and he says that if you work with nike for 6 months they will pay any colloge of your choice? Is that true?

  • D.Q. says:

    What kind of documents do I have to bring to the Nike Interview?

  • Fitness Girl says:

    When I had gotten an interview at nike there were two people interviewing me taking turns asking me questions. I didn’t get asked anything about my previous job as they seemed mainly focused on trying to get to know me personally. I could tell they were looking for positive, well-driven individuals that are capable of representing their company at a high standardized level. Show confidence and excitement within your every word and response so that they know you are a potential candidate for their ideal sales associate. Also, I wore nike gear which they seemed very impressed by. They will ask about your sports and fitness involvement and so hopefully you are prepared to answer that with past experience in that area of education.

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