Finish Line Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. There is no Finish Line

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

    I worked at Finish Line full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fun, up beat environment. If you like shoes and talking to people this is a nice place to be. Flexible schedules and decent benefits..

    Cons

    Micro managing. Commission based for sales, not a place to make good money. Forced to sell other products other than shoes and clothes. POLITCIS for management, its not what you do its who you know, or likes you. Constant manipulation, Everyone is replaceable, no employee appreciation, its a matter of time before you quit or get fired. No one retires from here. All fun stops when you get promoted into management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on taking care of the people who make you money everyday. Appreciate employees who have given their time, life, bodies, energy, and youth to your company. Happy employees, happy customers, in that order.


  2. Helpful (1)

    What is the IT strategy?

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

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

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

    Pros

    On site fitness facility and classes at corporate office. Employee store discount. Most of the people are wonderful. If you love fitness & sneaks, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Continuous IT leadership & reorganization makes it difficult to build the necessary relationships to grow internally. This leaves talented staff no choice but to look elsewhere for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to a structure, pay industry standard, promote from within, respect and listen to the IT professionals you hired.


  3. Extreme moral issues and favoritism between those who don't deserve it.

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

    I worked at Finish Line

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

    Pros

    Obliviously store discount is a plus , seeing exculsive shoes first , and great interaction with sneaker fans.

    Cons

    Management is too close minded, shady sales tactics lead to a poor competitive nature , trust issues between staff, Jordan releases are done improperly ( Store Manager takes bribes) , Co-workers have suspect out of work relationships and too many lazy AMs/ Sales Associates . Not many hold high moral value and/or self respect .

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the AMs with "power tripping" issues and store manager needs to hold up to a higher moral standing. Finishline as a whole could use a better marketing plan such as the one at FootLocker .


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Paying Job

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

    I have been working at Finish Line

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

    Pros

    I get any jordan release I want.

    Cons

    This job is waaaay beneath me.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the little guys more. We're the reason you make any money at all.


  6. NO work to life balance

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

    I have been working at Finish Line

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

    Pros

    Discount, people that shop there, and the merchandise

    Cons

    no labor hours, cliques, and male dominated

    Advice to Management

    think outside the box.


  7. A company headed the wrong direction

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

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

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

    Pros

    Cool product and very hard to get terminated working here. The H.R. dept. gives you a never ending amount of second chances. Entry level management. Pay for managers is decent for what you are responsible for.

    Cons

    The performance managing of store managers is comical. The company has trouble and lacks the process for replacing managers that shouldn't be in position.

    Senior management (Regionals) only put people in place that they "like" and the ones who are kiss ups with a "rah rah" cheerleading mentality, not the ones who have proven they can run a great operation and develop great people. Company has changed for the worst over the last 3 years with the changes/hiring at the senior management level. The company's culture has changed and the decision making has become disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that people in senior mgmt roles. (District Managers) are trained before they are promoted. They affect hundreds of employees for the corporation. Hire field executives that truly care about people like we used too. Enough with the "rah rah" chearleading and lets get back to being business owners.


  8. 5 years

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

    I worked at Finish Line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    discounts discount disoucnt and more discount

    Cons

    hours, poor management, sucks, hire anyone,

    Advice to Management

    put in what you want out of your employees


  9. Fun environment but low wages unless your a store manager or higher.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, casual uniforms, employee discount

    Cons

    low wages, horrible hours, lack of growth

    Advice to Management

    higher wages will retain employees longer


  10. Helpful (2)

    Too Top Heavy, Those at the Top Lack Leadership Skills

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

    I worked at Finish Line full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Have money to spend, and will spend it
    Good people

    Cons

    Too many 'leaders' trying to make a name for themselves
    Lack of work/life balance not addressed in critical IT positions of the company (while others in IT come in late, leave early, and take 2 hour lunches to get their workout in).
    Relationships with consultants prioritized over FTE's

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking, do not assume that everyone prior to you or below you is dumb, and start listening to your staff...you might learn a thing or two.


  11. It was good until new management stepped in

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

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

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

    Pros

    earn good money within commission

    Cons

    bad management, bad store values



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