Finish Line Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
294 Reviews
3.1
294 Reviews
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Finish Line Chairman & CEO Glenn S. Lyon
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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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  1.  

    Up and Down

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Connecting with and meeting different customers. The obtained knowledge and experience. The discount program.

    Cons

    The hours and pay are terrible below store manager level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finish Line

    Pros

    The opportunity to learn excellent sales skills.

    Cons

    The locations do not have much appreciation for their workers

  3.  

    I was a sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chambersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chambersburg, PA

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

    Pros

    The discount was definitely the best part. The people I worked with at first were also a plus, but management got to some of their heads.

    Cons

    The training was tedious and took forever. We were pressured to push products onto people, including a sports illustrated subscription that was free at first but then started to charge you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People really don't like it when we have to push products onto them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    High expectations for employees but it is not they are not rewarded for for hitting them.

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    Current Employee - Manager In Training
    Current Employee - Manager In Training

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

    Pros

    I have worked for Foot Locker as well as Champs Sports and I can say far and away Finish Line does the most when it comes to taking care of the customer. Finish Line is heads and shoulders above the other chains when it comes to training employees.

    Cons

    While Finish Line does more to interact with employees they do little support them. While associates at all three big store make the same Finish Line management does not make enough. I made as much as an Assistant Manager with Champs as my Manager makes some months. Recently the company has also changed the bonus structure for for management which is not helping the situation. While the company means well senior management often over looks the store model, I could see Finish Line turning into Eastbay.com in the next ten years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say managers get a chance to run the store like it is their business you should let them! We are constantly micro managed. If core 360 is never going to happen then the company should stop wasting money on and invest into its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good starter job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock Associate

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

    Pros

    It has a Fun Environment, they give you a great Discount, and you get to Help People, you also havefun co workers

    Cons

    They have almost no hours to give to employees
    They try to make you push all of your sales
    They only pay minimum wage which inst good because of all the stuff you have to sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the pay
    More recognition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    lack of hours

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Pros

    flexible , nice people to work with, open environment

    Cons

    lack of hours, low wage, demanding for the pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hard-working, but at what cost?

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Springfield, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, PA

    I worked at Finish Line part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork/team-building, retail/customer service experience, gain knowledge of footwear/shoe brands.

    Cons

    Need for higher and higher profits, at the cost of lying and one-upping your co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure your employees have adequate footwear/brand knowledge BEFORE hiring them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Learning Curve

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Shoe discount and getting to see new releases before the public.

    Cons

    part time requirements are very high for what you are paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management stays put for too long so opportunity for growth is small.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good first job, somewhat easy money.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    You meet ALOT of people working in the sales business. The discount of 30% comes in handy when there is something you would like to purchase for yourself or someone else. You learn about shoes and how they are made, and how to deal with good and bad customers.

    Cons

    THE PAY IS AWFUL. I worked there for the fun of talking to people and selling shoes. The commission does not make any sense. They treat almost all stores equal so you get paid the same rate in a small store as someone in a bigger store. The problem is they expect you to sell as much as the people in the bigger store so most people in small stores end up making minimum wage!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the pay. A lot of people quit because 5.25 an hour plus commission gets most employees to 7.25-7.45.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great job while in school

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO

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

    Pros

    very fun at time and easy to meet people and athletes, discounts on shoes are a plus

    Cons

    not enough pay for someone out of college, hours are non existent unless you are in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead by example

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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