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Solid, forward-thinking company with room for advancement for those who are willing to put in time.

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Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

Pros

Salaries and bonus program are very good for management. Amazing people to work with. The discount is very good. Technology has been updated and is among the best you'll find in the industry. Upper management is easy to get ahold of and will listen to whatever you have to say. Flexible scheduling. Fast paced environment makes the day go by quickly. Free shoes and other items from vendors from time to time.

Cons

Long/Late hours at the worst times (Day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Morning after Christmas), always expect to be the last store to leave the mall on these days. Customer service and presentation expectations are not realistic given the always declining labor budget.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sooner or later, the labor budget bubble is going to burst. You cannot continue to reduce hours and expect more production from your staff. We need more hours to create the store environment that you believe Finish Line should be. The stores you see on Executive visits isn't the real store. Look at the labor hours that get spent before these visits making sure the store is perfect. That takes away from the hours they should be spending on the customers experience throughout the week.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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Other Reviews for Finish Line

  1.  

    Fun atmosphere and good opportunities to grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Findlay, OH

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

    Pros

    -flexible schedule
    -fun atmosphere
    -not commission (but the better you do the more hours you get)
    -they help you develop

    Cons

    -boring training
    -if you have a bad week they constantly remind you of it
    -pay is nothing special
    -boring if nobody is shopping
    -lots of shoes to memorize (and associated technologies)
    -having to convince people to buy things you know they dont need

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, usually fast paced and current with footwear and apparel fashions. Great co-workers and laid back working conditions. Flexible with hours (great for students) and nice discount.

    Cons

    inconsistant hours, hours change from week to week pretty regularly. Management always seems stressed out since company is top to bottom management so store mangers are constantly pressured from higher ups. Commission + base pay is nice but commission points are way low and associates only make good commission on accessories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved in each stores "personality" understand your regional and local customers and tailor your inventories to such. This can be done by actually listening to store managers instead of barking orders and only caring about sales reports.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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