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Foot Locker Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
58 Reviews
2.0
58 Reviews
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Foot Locker Chairman, President, and CEO Kenneth C. (Ken) Hicks
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58 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount up to 50% (two times a year) (in 25 reviews)

  • I got to get discount on shoes and enjoyed talking to customers (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours inconsistant expectations between manager (in 20 reviews)

  • They will work you as much as possible for minimum wage (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great on the Outside, Mordor on the inside.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Footlocker Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Footlocker Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Foot Locker part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Shoe Discounts, 30% of in NYC to be exact. You also have to put your name on a list a week prior to a new release and if you are a part timer (everyone is when they start until they receive a promotion) then you can pray to the lords above that you get your hands on a new release.

    Cons

    Favoritism, discriminating managers, terrible hours (talking about 1 day a week with bi-weekly pay). When you hear how much they pay you might catch a stroke and pass away. bi-weekly pay is $6.38 + a terrible 1% commission. Rule of the jungle while on the sales floor, so employees will shove you or run through you to take a sale in the blink of an eye. Cant miss work because of school, they say it in the orientation "I dont care if your grandmother dies, come to work". Definitely not a good place to work, everyone can do much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring up the hourly pay, and raise commission for part timers. Stop being so greedy and pay them a little more, fire a lot of the managers due to their sexism and incompetence. Listen to what ALL employees have to say because you guys only listen to the top selling employees. split the employee number down and spread out more days-a-week evenly towards other employees. Allow for employees to get transferred and let them go to school. (I was fired for calling off 3 days because I had to attend night classes(college)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My year with Foot Locker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shoe Salesman in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Shoe Salesman in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Foot Locker

    Pros

    Not a difficult job most of the time. Just had to stack shoes and watch the time creep by.

    Cons

    I hated putting up with some of the customers. Management was also pretty strict regarding time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try being more lenient regarding time off around holidays please!

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

    great start in sales

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Foot Locker

    Pros

    Leaning about costumer service, great start in sales work occupation. its a good challenge to discover self growth.

    Cons

    it can be difficult making a sales goal, different personalities

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  5.  

    bittersweet

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Foot Locker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the fact that there is a discount given is a pro of working for this company, along with being on commission, so YOU determine what your paycheck will look like (to a degree). They offer a scholarship for employees after having worked a certain number of hours. You can be "lent out" to work at multiple stores and not just your home store.

    Cons

    Poor training. People steal sales if things aren't rang up correctly. There aren't enough hours given to certain stores to make the store function successfully. Some managers are lazy and never want to be at work and will want you to do their work for them. They require/ask/want you to do a lot of work for a limited amount of compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GM's- Be at work so that you will know what is going on in your store.
    DM's don't demand the impossible and don't ask your managers to do something that you would not or have not done yourself, because you may not know what it is like to be in their shoes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Overall ok experience, but many long unnecessary hours.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY

    I worked at Foot Locker

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and managers at times.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism, disorganization, low pay, and illegal break length.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience overall is that the company is more focus on the increasing profits at the cost of employees

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

    I have been working at Foot Locker

    Pros

    The major pro is proximity to home. The discount came in handy seeing that these attic footwear and apparel are so expensive.

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Horrible work life balance
    Terrible pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Does not pay for amount of work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Foot Locker full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the product, sneakerhead dream, commission sales easy when working release date shoes

    Cons

    Fair is a foreign word, management sometimes expected/ demanded to work 60-80 hours but only get paid for 40, recognition is seldom, pay is unequal for people at same position doing same job, part-timers make little to nothing so turnover rate is high thus leading to more hours for management, system is completely flawed at corporate level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your associates what they're worth, which will keep your stores staffed, which will cause your managers not to burn out quickly. Pay managers overtime or increase keyholder positions. Stop being so cheap when it comes to payroll & cut back on paper usage

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

    Avoid Unless You're a Teen with A LOT of free time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Foot Locker part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    working environment wasn't all that bad. The people that work at foot lockers are very easy going and easy to get a long with

    Cons

    customers are very demanding and have no problem sending you to the back to get something five times. management isn't all that useful, basically glorified baby sitters and seniority really matters there. A manager that has been there for years is practically untouchable regardless of how rude or unprofessional. They will work you as much as possible for minimum wage. I worked part time and they tried to push me to work just a few hours shy of full time.
    A lot of effort for very little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not be afraid to hire new people instead of having the few employees there having to work constantly due to a lack of personnel.

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

    sales / cashier

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

    I have been working at Foot Locker part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    my discount is what keeps me here

    Cons

    we get paid minimum wage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The only great benefit for working for this company is the discounts.

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

    I have been working at Foot Locker part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts on top-notch merchandise, fun environment, easy going co-workers, and ability to be yourself while working.

    Cons

    You seriously have to work really hard to sell shoes and apparel to receive a decent check. I have never work commission before but working here discourages me to look else where with commission based pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not talk to your workers with disrespect. Be genuine and respectful at all times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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