Finish Line
3.1 of 5 240 reviews
www.finishline.com Indianapolis, IN 5000+ Employees

Finish Line Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
Finish Line – US – “Store Front”

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3.1 240 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Finish Line Chairman & CEO Glenn S. Lyon

Glenn S. Lyon

(121 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Grandville, MI

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

ProsFun environment with opportunity too move.

ConsManaged by inexperienced sales associates.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe direct and concise.

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

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Great place to learn how to interact with customers

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
State College, PA

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

ProsCustomer satisfaction
Communication skills
learning how to sell
At times great management

ConsIf the manager is bad, it may be hard to learn the basis of the corp.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust because some can sell to customers really well, does not qualify them for a management position. If you can conquer that statement as a company, your store may see much better results.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Order Processor (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsI am doing work that I love to do. The job is not very hard and allows me to work at my own pace. The job is not far so travel to and from work is very easy.

ConsThe job is seasonal. The hours vary too much. The job does not have enough employees so we as workers are required to do the job of three people each night.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe supervisor should be able to communicate with the employees better. The Paid Time Off policies needs improving and I do not like the fact the HR department is closed during our shift.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A very solid company to work for with a solid foundation but some cracks in the dry wall.

Finish Line Intern (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Finish Line as an intern for less than a year

ProsAs an intern they allow you to work as a member of a case competition which allows you to work in other areas. The projects are definitely meaningful to the company, but could definitely be classified as intern work,

ConsSome interns were overworked and others were under worked. Also, the pay isn't minimum wage but isn't that great either.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are several people who carry a lot more weight than others in terms of their work. Really try and decipher who those people are and who the dead weight is.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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"Laidback work environment."

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Finish Line part-time

ProsThe crew is always fun to work with. They're filled with energy and charisma which makes working fun.

ConsAs a sales associate, you do not receive many hours per week. Pay is based on commission which can be difficult depending on the location of the store.

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Cool people, not a great job.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Aurora, OH

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

ProsPeople are pretty nice and its a fun environment.
Good discount and always know when the best deals are.
Management is usually pretty relaxed, especially with time off.
Will work with your schedule if you are in school.

ConsCommission system is terrible, especially if you are a low selling store.
Depends on store, but nobody really cares because they are unmotivated by wages.
Hours aren't stable.
Lots of sales goals that require you to pester customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake a commission system that gives employees a real incentive to sell.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Perform or Hit the Door

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Finish Line

ProsGreat company if you like shoes and sports and if you like the fast pace environment of sales and customer service.

ConsThey really work you long hours as a manager and it is really no wiggle room for not performing to the sales plan. If you don't hit plan hit the door.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs a manager you learn a lot about the business of sales and customer service.

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Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Florence, KY

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

ProsGreat boss (until he left for other business), contests every now and then to get you free shoes/merchandise.

ConsNew management came in and fired half the staff in his first 2 weeks.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with new bosses to protect loyal employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment but lots of bureaucracy

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat environment to work in

ConsLots of micromanaging
Slow to make decisions

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Great supervisor, fast-paced, sometimes the work becomes mundane but decent part-time work.

Receiving Associate (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsMy direct supervisor was excellent and very understanding, My co-workers were also fun and easy-going. Work was pretty easy too it just gets busy in the summer and before Christmas.

ConsThe middle management was horrible. they didn't care about their employees, i worked there around a year and a half and they still didn't know my name.

Advice to Senior ManagementAt least act like you care about your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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