Finish Line Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Finish Line Chairman & CEO Glenn S. Lyon
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Pros
  • Non available/ great company/ benefits: employee discount (in 25 reviews)

  • Fun environment with opportunity too move (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management are not sophisticated people managers (in 22 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance can be hard at times (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Management

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Justice, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Justice, IL

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount, works in conjunction with other sales promos

    Cons

    Not enough labor hours, wages not very good

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees you care about them.


  2. Finish Line

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finish Line full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Product selection and training are best I've seen in a decade of retail management.

    Cons

    Almighty dollar dictates work hours!


  3. decent but not a career job

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    Former Employee - SMIT
    Former Employee - SMIT

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    fun to meet new people

    Cons

    corporate sucks u can't go over 40 hours they work sales associate like slaves only for management to benefit


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  5. Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illinois in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Rockford, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You can move up fast in this company as long as you show your worth.

    Cons

    Working hours are crazy and it seems like they allow any outside management to come onboard even though they dont know what they're doing and it leaves more work for the AMs.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your AMs!


  6. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Philadelphia, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Philadelphia, OH

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to manage and grow a team to work together to get the desired result of the companies vision. Networking with other managers

    Cons

    Not enough labor budget to get a more respectable work/home life


  7. Good if in College

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Not much thought to put into a daily shift. Work with people your age and share similar interests

    Cons

    Retail is not for everyone. If you like your leisure time and family time. Don't work here. The only job that really matters if you're trying to pay bills is management. That'll barely get you by.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting salaries and care more for your employees. There is no employee appreciation of any sort.


  8. Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Finish Line (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was very fast paced and I got to work with young people. I think it is a good job throughout college or high scool.

    Cons

    Management is a joke and childish.


  9. No recognition from supervisors above immediate manager level. Commission structure is unfair

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Finish Line part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good relationships can be built among immediate managers/AMs, discount 30%, commission can pay off during peak seasons in a larger store. Would recommend for a first job, but only that.

    Cons

    Hourly rate falls to minimum wage if commission amount is too low, district managers could not care less about anything other than metrics and sales goals. As a PT employee for over 5 years my hourly wage has not increased by more than a dollar after being recognized for sales awards on a local and regional level.

    Advice to Management

    Do not let the commission adjustment bring employees below wage levels that they were making before. Try to seem more interested in your part time employees on a personal level as they are your greatest assets to achieve your desired sales targets.


  10. Team Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finish Line

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Discount, Nice pay that comes with bonus if you meet sales goals, weekly and monthly. Potential year bonus as well. Accessory bonus as well.

    Cons

    Making sales goal when the most sought out shoes were hardly restocked or sent with shipment. Winner circle goal was also a hassle.


  11. Good Highschool Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Gain basic job experience and meet many people. Average retail job.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Low hours, Min, Wage



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