Finish Line

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Finish Line Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
335 Reviews
3.2
335 Reviews
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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.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, advancement opportunities, training, discounts, perks, personal growth, retail experience.

    Cons

    Typical retail schedule. Nights, weekends, holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun environment for retail with opportunities to work your way up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Management is required to help you sell more, which makes your job more fun. Given many athletes work along with you, sales numbers can get competitive and keep things interesting. Also, the employee discount is nice. For those who do their job correctly and put in a year or two, there are many opportunities to move up to management.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the store managers are sometimes the least excited to be there. Assistant managers and managers in training are usually the most helpful and motivated, but both store managers I worked for seemed like they were burned out. Compensation starts low, but there are possibilities of raises after putting in a few good months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is room for more tangible sales incentives. Many employees decide not to push a potential customer because they don't want to do the work. Also, management tracks "smalls" very closely, like socks and shoelaces. Unfortunately, there was no useful training on how to do this. Overall, the more the employees know about sales, the more fun they have and the more money the store will make. The floor staff needs to be better educated and incentivized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    TeamLead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Representing the best athletic shoe company

    Cons

    Work Life Balance can be hard at times.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Values have gone down the drain.

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

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great customers and the discount is pretty good too.

    Cons

    Lousy lazy management that lacks work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to DM and store management. I've been with the company for many years and I've seen management transition immensely and not for the best either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The finish line

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment , decent pay and some nice opportunities to be promoted of you're getting the job done .

    Cons

    There aren't many challenges except some unrealistic expectations depending on what store you're in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A great first job, learn the value of a dollar and the importance of creating personal relationships with each customer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    30% employee discount... need I say more? I basically had this job for the discount alone. Very casual and laid back except for Christmas and tax free weekend, other than that the job was a piece of cake.

    Cons

    Really pushed us to sell subpar accessories. Its difficult to sell a cheap product that is basically useless. Wish they would reconsider the overall value of their name brand accesories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start off at

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

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

    Pros

    Air conditioned
    Fun environment
    Shoes
    Great people
    Competitive

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Balance between work/life
    Management can either make it or break it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat and reward your employees accordingly

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Concord, NC

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

    Pros

    good experience, flexible, fun, energetic

    Cons

    upper level management, tasks, pay, people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company if you are starting your first sales job

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

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pros- good work environment, opportunity to move up to assistant manager and manager. Overall its a good company if you are interested in retail, sales and commission is good.

    Cons

    Commission is not for everyone. And some employees are not too competent. A lot of kids are hired out of high school who dont have great work ethic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cool job, memory required for customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours , easy job

    Cons

    Need higher pay and commission

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