Finish Line

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Finish Line Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
361 Reviews
3.2
361 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 25 reviews)

  • fun environment and great discount, love all the associates i worked with (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management completely "old guard" out of touch clueless pompous and pontificant (in 22 reviews)

  • Must be willing to relocate in order to move up, work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Current and Mostly Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Fun, Great Customers, Great Discount

    Cons

    Never ending responsibilities, constantly running

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate Tasks, Give PCNs, Be Strict

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great for a first time job or being a working student.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Lucky for me, I had one of the AMAZING bosses ever. He made sure the store and all associates knew the right information and up to date with new technology with any running shoes. You do receive 30% off any product that we sell, but I hardly bought anything to be honest.

    Cons

    The bad thing about this company is mainly the management. They are very disorganized, not up to date with their information, and the pay is horrible.

  3.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Hires at 16. Proper training. Easy to obtain. Hiring process is easy

    Cons

    Horrible management. No commission. Trickery is advised to sell certain things. Hard to move up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Fast pace environment. Very low pay compare to other companies in the same industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Finish Line
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Finish Line

    I have been working at Finish Line

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great discount offered.

    Cons

    Long shifts. A lot of favoritism, especially at executive level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your best associates the opportunity to advance and prove themselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The job was pretty simple and was not too stressful if you know your products.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    The discounts was pretty awesome. 30% off FL products. I worked in a FL-Macy's store so the 20% store discount was a plus for the Macy's merch.

    Cons

    The rate of pay. I was a recent college grad making 8.25 an hour. Sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with commission and instill base pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, will consume your life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Gallup, NM
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Gallup, NM

    I worked at Finish Line full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn how to lead a business.
    See the latest and greatest in apparel.

    Cons

    Long hours, holidays on. On your feet all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to teach managers to delegate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience with little pay and slow foot traffic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Queens Village, NY

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

    Pros

    Helps me further my knowledge when it comes to footwear.

    Cons

    the pay sucks really bad

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Finish line review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Well rounded company and freedom to run your store.

    Cons

    Product placement and like any retailer, hours are crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finish Line

    Pros

    Always something to do. Bonuses for sales. You can go as far as you desire for this business.

    Cons

    Hours can be very inconsist. Location plays a big part of your success.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    A fun environment, especially if you are into sports. They company kept the associate competitive, which made the job more fun.

    Cons

    The pay was the biggest thing for me. You made a small hourly wage plus commission. However, the commission percentage was not that much. Even after busting your butt, you still would not make much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again, the pay was the biggest thing for me. If you made the hourly pay or commission percentage higher, it would be more worth it for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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