Finish Line

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Finish Line Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
Finish Line – US – “Store Front”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 278 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Finish Line Chairman & CEO Glenn S. Lyon

Glenn S. Lyon

(139 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the best part about working for this company(in 21 reviews)

  • Fun environment to work in, normally lots of younger people(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is a mess, from store manager up to regional/district manager(in 19 reviews)

  • There's tons of sales goals and weekly standards that must be met(in 13 reviews)

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    Manager in training

    Manager In Training (Former Employee)

    Prosthe only benefit to working at finish line is the employee discount

    ConsYou cant socialize with other employees outside work. you have no free time for your own life. expectations, well whatever you are doing isnt good enough. You could be doing better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company model but bad pay structure.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Product, Decent pay for part timers.

    ConsNot allowed to get overtime, not allowed enough consistent hours for benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf they want quality people to stick around to be managers as well as District managers you have pay people enough make it worth the wait.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not worth it at all

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Middletown, NY

    ProsGood employee discount, fun co-workers, get to work with people

    ConsTerrible management, even worse pay, unreasonable expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Former Store Manager

    Store Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat products and discounts. You get to work with some good people in the stores. Pay and benefits are good.

    ConsUpper management and District Managers are shady and don't care about you. Training is horrible on all levels. You are viewed as replaceable all the time!

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that the business IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS! Numbers are important but, it is your people that make it happen. Treat them with respect, train them properly and create an open team culture!! If you put people and processes first the numbers will come. You will have lower turnover. You will have happier associates and customers and then you will she your number rise and you won't have to beat people up everyday to do it!! You will also see your work/Life balance get better too! I promise!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging environment with mixed messages

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefit program, available work out facilities, health incentives, good physical environment.

    ConsMixed messages from upper management - work life balance is promoted but expected work effort is high. Openness is promoted but not rewarded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees, incent manager and upper management review.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stressful but fun

    Manager In Training (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    Prosdiscount on kicks, wear shorts to work, friendly people. loud music. meet people.

    Consnumber crunching, stressful, underpaid, minimum wage even less than that

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Finish line

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, mid level opportunities, create own schedule

    ConsWork standards work expectations rigid product allocation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the greatest place to work.. Actually the point system is very unfair.

    Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Pros30% off discount on most item

    ConsHours for a full time employee rarely reach full time

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair and equal.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High schoolers only, college grads need not apply.

    Manager In Training (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy work, average discount (not sure why everyone is raving, its only 30%)

    ConsVery low pay ($8.50 as MIT), no responsibility, menial work, hours drag on folding tshirts, a job not career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Retail Trap

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsYou can't argue with 30% everything, including sales.
    For people who need to stay busy, this place will keep you occupied

    ConsThe pay is awful for everything they expect you to accomplish. There's tons of sales goals and weekly standards that must be met. Also, don't expect any opportunities to actually excel within the company because management would rather hire fresh college grads with no drive over hardworking individuals sans degree.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere will always be people who need the job and may be willing to work for such an embarrassing pay rate, but they will never deliver quałity results. Good associates, once they realize the benefits don't match the effort requested, will find something better. Treat your employees with respect, lead by example (Actually do something besides sit on the back computer all day), and reward hard work with praise, hours, and opportunity potential.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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