Finish Line Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
293 Reviews
3.1
293 Reviews
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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 16 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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    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meeting new people everyday from all aspects of life

    Cons

    Pay, hours, too much work too less money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make hiring process harder and really weed out people that seem average. Provide better training to new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is never a finishline

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Finish Line full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    First working their back in 07' you had ready access to almost any shoe and product in store at discount. The store was about team work and unity and working as a team. We used to be family like as a company. They used to promote within and celebrate employees who did exceptionally well. Great first job. Teaches you great customer service skills and great relationship building.

    Cons

    Upper managment keeps changing philosophies and values. Out of 7 years I only received 4 raises. 2 of which where received within promotions as well as have two cuts in pay due to change in pay structure. Finishline also lost its value in quality of life. We were not a team anymore. We were a bunch puppets that are dispossable at a dime. It feels like walmart. We used to have pride for the company because they had pride in us.that has now changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to actually help your teams instead of having them jump through 10,000 hoops just for you to cut our pay.... again. Stay consistant in some aspects. Show appreciation to the staff. They will show it back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Harper Woods, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Harper Woods, MI

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount on shoes, and seeing new people everyday. I love helping people out, so at the time I thought this would be the perfect job for me. Another thing I enjoyed, was that we didn't get paid off commission. So that way if you didn't sell anything you would still get paid.

    Cons

    Poor hours, and low income. If the income was a little higher, I probably wouldn't mind the low hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the base pay from 7.50

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay job, but doesn't promote.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Plainfield, IN

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to talk and get paid, Learn how a business runs, talkative co-workers, based on commission so hope for higher pay. Nice working environment.

    Cons

    Dead-end job. Not the best pay. No promotional opportunity. Too much work to attempt to get a raise. Some members are the best at what they do and don't get rewarded for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and promote from within instead of hiring thieves for hopeful managers. Give more hope for promotions for current staff. Stop hiring managers who don't know anything about the company or the policies. Promote more members on staff who deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Out with the old in with the new

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Pay
    Advancement
    Fashion forward industry
    Great benefits
    Employee discount

    Cons

    DMs are being fired at an all time furious rate. Over 50% in year and a half.
    Negative atmosphere
    Over promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a # so keep your options open

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company doesn't care for the sales workers just the corporate workers

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Finish Line part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being around shoes and athletic apparel. The 30% discount is great as well but there is a limit per year on how much you can spend.

    Cons

    -Pay is horrible
    - paid commission and since it is always slow you get minimum wage
    - Unrealistic request
    - Lack of money leads to lack of benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees especially the ones who put in work for the customers, don't treat them like dogs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Typical

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Finish Line full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of my managers were very nice and helped a lot. They taught me how to sell pretty well.

    Cons

    I noticed the longer that I stayed there that the managers started to decrease in quality and they would place people in positions they weren't ready for. A lot of stealing was noticed as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees deserve better treatment and pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The company that I loved

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    Former Employee - MIT  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - MIT in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Finish Line full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, good pay, great people

    Cons

    Slow promotions, lack of strong leadership (district manager),

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It’s horrible to have a “leader” come in not knowing anything and just making decision of the top of their head. There is some every well qualified individuals that are ready to take her place. Won’t last long making decision the way they are making them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The pay is horrible for the work you put in!!!!

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    Current Employee - Manager In Waiting  in  Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Manager In Waiting in Cerritos, CA

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great. They provide dental/health/vision to all full time managers. Depending on what location you work at, that will depend on your commission and salary.

    Cons

    The benefits are great. I have been with the company for 7 years and moved my way up to a Manager in Waiting position. You really have to kiss ass to your DM to move up in the company. Unfortunately, I can't do that so I won't be getting a store anytime soon. The pay for a manager and assistant manager is decent. It pays my bill. The pay for a sales associate is crap. It is commission and base pay so your minimum wage is different in the state you work at. California minimum wage with commission is 6.50. Raises happen every 6 months IF your store manager EVEN fills out your evaluation. Otherwise you will NEVER get a raise. AND raises are literally 25 CENTS!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Assistant manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Competitive salary for entry-level management position.

    Cons

    Poor upper-management. Condescension from district management. Inconsistent hours available week-to-week.

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