Finish Line Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
293 Reviews
3.1
293 Reviews
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Finish Line Chairman & CEO Glenn S. Lyon
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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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  1.  

    Chaos

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Finish Line part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in, normally lots of younger people. Great job to keep you moving and never a slow day. Great discount.

    Cons

    Typical retail schedule issues. Upper management is a mess, from store manager up to regional/district manager. Expect to work a ton. Management also has a tendency to throw employees under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the environment fun.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Manager in training

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    Former Employee - Manager In Training
    Former Employee - Manager In Training

    I worked at Finish Line full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the only benefit to working at finish line is the employee discount

    Cons

    You cant socialize with other employees outside work. you have no free time for your own life. expectations, well whatever you are doing isnt good enough. You could be doing better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company model but bad pay structure.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finish Line

    Pros

    Great Product, Decent pay for part timers.

    Cons

    Not allowed to get overtime, not allowed enough consistent hours for benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they want quality people to stick around to be managers as well as District managers you have pay people enough make it worth the wait.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not worth it at all

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Middletown, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Middletown, NY

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good employee discount, fun co-workers, get to work with people

    Cons

    Terrible management, even worse pay, unreasonable expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Former Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great products and discounts. You get to work with some good people in the stores. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Upper management and District Managers are shady and don't care about you. Training is horrible on all levels. You are viewed as replaceable all the time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that the business IS NOT ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS! Numbers are important but, it is your people that make it happen. Treat them with respect, train them properly and create an open team culture!! If you put people and processes first the numbers will come. You will have lower turnover. You will have happier associates and customers and then you will she your number rise and you won't have to beat people up everyday to do it!! You will also see your work/Life balance get better too! I promise!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging environment with mixed messages

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Good benefit program, available work out facilities, health incentives, good physical environment.

    Cons

    Mixed messages from upper management - work life balance is promoted but expected work effort is high. Openness is promoted but not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, incent manager and upper management review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stressful but fun

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    Current Employee - Manager In Training  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    discount on kicks, wear shorts to work, friendly people. loud music. meet people.

    Cons

    number crunching, stressful, underpaid, minimum wage even less than that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Finish line

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finish Line

    Pros

    Pay, mid level opportunities, create own schedule

    Cons

    Work standards work expectations rigid product allocation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not the greatest place to work.. Actually the point system is very unfair.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    30% off discount on most item

    Cons

    Hours for a full time employee rarely reach full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and equal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    High schoolers only, college grads need not apply.

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    Former Employee - Manager In Training
    Former Employee - Manager In Training

    I worked at Finish Line full-time

    Pros

    Easy work, average discount (not sure why everyone is raving, its only 30%)

    Cons

    Very low pay ($8.50 as MIT), no responsibility, menial work, hours drag on folding tshirts, a job not career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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