Finish Line Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay Shore, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bay Shore, NY

    Pros

    Cool job, real easy, meet nice customers, day goes buy quick.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, have to call every Saturday to get your week schedule, hours are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving assistance managers all the hours.


  2. store manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good discount, fun customers, fun employees

    Cons

    over worked, DM plays favorites, DMs are just good sales people, not great leaders, multiple other problems

    Advice to Management

    use as career builder


  3. Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Finish Line (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interaction with both employees and customers

    Cons

    There is no life outside of Finish Line. They pay is poor in comparison to work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    same rules apply to everyone the same way


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  5. Not rewarding enough.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a great environment for those who are involved in sports and fitness, or for those who have a love for sneakers and other casual footwear. It is a good job for students and those seeking an entry level job.

    Cons

    The job is not rewarding enough for those who are seeking a career. You are asked for too much with little rewards, compensation, or growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    The employees should be valued just as much as the customer. Never make your associates feel under appreciated and they will go above and beyond what is expected of them. This will also minimize your turnover rate.


  6. Sales associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great environment, friendly, got to meet a lot of people, and a great job to start your work experience.

    Cons

    Management switched often so each time a new manager came in so did new rules. New managers were clueless about the shoe industry.


  7. sales associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    30% discount great coworkers become lifelong friends flexible hours good teamwork

    Cons

    not the same selection at every store, the store you may work at may be low in Jordan apparel and shoes almost zero to no retros then you go to one in the city that has everything. low pay for sales associates with high standards and expectations not much of a social life if your a good seller if you get promoted don't just assume youll be promoted you have to follow up and nag them until they complete the process through the system and get you through your training or they'll have you running the store open to close for $5 plus commission or minimum wage on a slow day felt like I was in high school with all the drama

    Advice to Management

    become better leaders rather than just managers. and lead by example. cooperate needs to up the base pay for all they expect out there associates. especially during holidays where most just take there losses and leave which explains the high high turnover. the stores are the distribution centers corporate expects stores to ship 200+ shoes during holidays, spring, back to school, end of season and sell within the store along with cleaning and upkeep within stores. the associates are basically running the business


  8. It was an ok after school job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, employee discount,

    Cons

    Low paying, dead end, working with the public


  9. There is no Finish Line

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    What is the IT strategy?

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - IT in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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

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