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Finish Line Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
Finish Line – US – “Store Front”

Finish Line – US – “Store Front”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 283 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Finish Line Chairman & CEO Glenn S. Lyon

Glenn S. Lyon

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

    Manager In Training (Current Employee)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsWhile 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 Senior ManagementWhen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good starter job

    Sales Associate/Stock Associate (Former Employee)

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementImprove the pay
    More recognition

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    lack of hours

    Cashier (Current Employee) Poughkeepsie, NY

    Prosflexible , nice people to work with, open environment

    Conslack of hours, low wage, demanding for the pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard-working, but at what cost?

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Springfield, PA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure your employees have adequate footwear/brand knowledge BEFORE hiring them.

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

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    Learning Curve

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement stays put for too long so opportunity for growth is small.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first job, somewhat easy money.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsYou 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Assistant Manager

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsEasily, constant contact with people, learn basics to customer service and sales

    Consdemanding, same routine over and over, lack of promotions or raises in our current economy

    Advice to Senior Managementrespect and appreciate all the hard work the sales associates and assistant managers do for you, they are the reason for your raises and bonuses.

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

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    great job while in school

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Lone Tree, CO

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

    Consnot enough pay for someone out of college, hours are non existent unless you are in management.

    Advice to Senior Managementlead by example

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent sales/retail experience.

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Fargo, ND

    ProsCommission, responsibility, hours, discount, casual dress code.

    ConsProducts limit selling opportunities, culture, compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementGroom employees to become well rounded individuals with broadened spectrums(outside the gates of Finish Line). Don't abuse salaried employees and create that tunnel vision. It becomes a barrier for communicating with your consumer base.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great first job

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    Prosyou feel like a pro

    Consyou get paid minimum but you get 30% discount

    Advice to Senior Managementpay your employees more. where does all the money go to? nike?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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