Finish Line Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    In my 3 year experience, there were 2 district managers and they were both poor at managing.

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    Former Employee - Manager In Training in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Manager In Training in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and loved working in it. I enjoyed meeting some employees and making connections.

    Cons

    Store managers and District managers were deceiving, deceptive, hypocritical, and insincere. #dishonest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the people that you have doing your leg work enough to be upfront and honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people everyday from all aspects of life

    Cons

    Pay, hours, too much work too less money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make hiring process harder and really weed out people that seem average. Provide better training to new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    There is never a finishline

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Finish Line full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    First working their back in 07' you had ready access to almost any shoe and product in store at discount. The store was about team work and unity and working as a team. We used to be family like as a company. They used to promote within and celebrate employees who did exceptionally well. Great first job. Teaches you great customer service skills and great relationship building.

    Cons

    Upper managment keeps changing philosophies and values. Out of 7 years I only received 4 raises. 2 of which where received within promotions as well as have two cuts in pay due to change in pay structure. Finishline also lost its value in quality of life. We were not a team anymore. We were a bunch puppets that are dispossable at a dime. It feels like walmart. We used to have pride for the company because they had pride in us.that has now changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to actually help your teams instead of having them jump through 10,000 hoops just for you to cut our pay.... again. Stay consistant in some aspects. Show appreciation to the staff. They will show it back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Harper Woods, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Harper Woods, MI

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

    Pros

    Discount on shoes, and seeing new people everyday. I love helping people out, so at the time I thought this would be the perfect job for me. Another thing I enjoyed, was that we didn't get paid off commission. So that way if you didn't sell anything you would still get paid.

    Cons

    Poor hours, and low income. If the income was a little higher, I probably wouldn't mind the low hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the base pay from 7.50

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Okay job, but doesn't promote.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Plainfield, IN

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

    Pros

    Ability to talk and get paid, Learn how a business runs, talkative co-workers, based on commission so hope for higher pay. Nice working environment.

    Cons

    Dead-end job. Not the best pay. No promotional opportunity. Too much work to attempt to get a raise. Some members are the best at what they do and don't get rewarded for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and promote from within instead of hiring thieves for hopeful managers. Give more hope for promotions for current staff. Stop hiring managers who don't know anything about the company or the policies. Promote more members on staff who deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Out with the old in with the new

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Pay
    Advancement
    Fashion forward industry
    Great benefits
    Employee discount

    Cons

    DMs are being fired at an all time furious rate. Over 50% in year and a half.
    Negative atmosphere
    Over promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a # so keep your options open

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Company doesn't care for the sales workers just the corporate workers

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Being around shoes and athletic apparel. The 30% discount is great as well but there is a limit per year on how much you can spend.

    Cons

    -Pay is horrible
    - paid commission and since it is always slow you get minimum wage
    - Unrealistic request
    - Lack of money leads to lack of benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees especially the ones who put in work for the customers, don't treat them like dogs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Typical

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Most of my managers were very nice and helped a lot. They taught me how to sell pretty well.

    Cons

    I noticed the longer that I stayed there that the managers started to decrease in quality and they would place people in positions they weren't ready for. A lot of stealing was noticed as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees deserve better treatment and pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    The company that I loved

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    Former Employee - MIT in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - MIT in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Finish Line full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, good pay, great people

    Cons

    Slow promotions, lack of strong leadership (district manager),

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It’s horrible to have a “leader” come in not knowing anything and just making decision of the top of their head. There is some every well qualified individuals that are ready to take her place. Won’t last long making decision the way they are making them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    The pay is horrible for the work you put in!!!!

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    Current Employee - Manager In Waiting in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Manager In Waiting in Cerritos, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great. They provide dental/health/vision to all full time managers. Depending on what location you work at, that will depend on your commission and salary.

    Cons

    The benefits are great. I have been with the company for 7 years and moved my way up to a Manager in Waiting position. You really have to kiss ass to your DM to move up in the company. Unfortunately, I can't do that so I won't be getting a store anytime soon. The pay for a manager and assistant manager is decent. It pays my bill. The pay for a sales associate is crap. It is commission and base pay so your minimum wage is different in the state you work at. California minimum wage with commission is 6.50. Raises happen every 6 months IF your store manager EVEN fills out your evaluation. Otherwise you will NEVER get a raise. AND raises are literally 25 CENTS!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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