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Great experience, Very irresponsible managers

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

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

Pros

Discount 30%
meet new people
Great experience
flexible schedules

Cons

Horrible management
unrealistic tasks to do on busy days
changes of schedules without notice
pay is horrible. $5/hr + commission
commission sucks 1% for each shoe
full time only for managers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to communicate with employees
stop playing favorites.
stop making employees feel lower than management

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Bitter sweet experience

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    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager  in  Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Huntington, WV

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

    Pros

    First access to latest fashion and performance related footwear and apparel
    Generous employee discount program
    Building and leading a sales staff
    Interaction with every level of the local community
    Setting/executing your own goals and plans throughout every aspect of daily operations
    Full benefits
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Noisy, crowded, or chaotic sales environment
    Dirty, cramped stockroom and storage space
    Disorganized or hodgepodge management training program
    Lack of guidance or oversight from corporate level to management
    Limited access to company standards
    Inconsistent implementation of policy with regard to store operations and performance
    Clear and unchecked favoritism demonstrated within middle management
    High turnover at every level within the store
    Poor work/life balance
    Dependency on the performance, ethics, or character of others to gauge one's own success or failure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training provided for Finish Line employees, especially those aspiring to management, must be standardized, consistent, and universally applicable in every store and every district.

    Complex material is often taught only once, one on one, yet is expected to be retained without any opportunity to revisit the lesson accept in limited form (i.e. Training Modules). Providing simple, step by step breakdowns and clear definitions of nomenclature in the form of a Training Manual would eliminate this problem. It would also allow all staff members to review, at will, detailed information relevant to their business without reliance on colleagues or supervisors.

    The Training Modules in current use provide only general descriptions of integral store policies or operations. This passes the burden on to the supervisor, or trainer, who can now behave as judge and jury in any matter of performance or policy. Without question, the current system creates misunderstanding and inconsistency in the implementation of company standards. With limited access to information, otherwise capable staff members cannot perform their duties with full confidence. Most importantly, when performance standards are allowed to remain inconsistent, and information is limited to a few, the career advancement of capable talent within Finish Line Inc. can be clearly defined by who, not what you know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Finishline is all about selling accessories

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    the people are nice, alot of hours, able to transfer stores if needed (which helped me when i went away to college), nice discount, easy interview

    Cons

    everything revolved around selling accessories, if you can't sell an insole or a hat, then your store hours are in jeopardy. Also because we were located in a mall, theft was common in the morning when we only had two people working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show us the secrets of how to sell accessories. Get to know us, become our friends. Make it a pleasant working environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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