Finish Line
3.1 of 5 276 reviews
www.finishline.com Indianapolis, IN 5000+ Employees

Finish Line Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Finish Line – US – “Store Front”

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3.1 276 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Finish Line Chairman & CEO Glenn S. Lyon

Glenn S. Lyon

(137 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
276 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The employee discount was the best part about working for this company"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Fun environment to work in, normally lots of younger people"
    in 14 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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    Overall Great Company

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Florence, AL

    ProsGreat people, flexible hours, competitive pay.

    ConsHigh turnover rate for management in the time I was there. Three different managers in eight month time span.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great start up job

    Sales Lead (Current Employee)
    Short Hills, NJ

    ProsBeing able to work in mall locations you're able to network with many different people.
    Flexible hours and understanding Team Leads make you feel like you have a friend.
    Very easy non taxing where it doesn't tire you out by the end of the day.

    ConsLittle to no advancement.
    Small stores have less traffic which = very boring
    Hours are flexible but not stable, could range from 10-30 hours a week randomly

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more available positions for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good time, if you commit yourself.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsFlexible schedules, Fun environment, managers respect their employees, competitive yet fun, discounts are a plus

    ConsPay is low for SAs. Usually have to work every Saturday

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider offering promotions to SAs to AM based on numbers, and pay higher than 1/3/5% on the commission.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    lack of hours

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Poughkeepsie, NY

    Prosflexible , nice people to work with, open environment

    Conslack of hours, low wage, demanding for the pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard-working, but at what cost?

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Springfield, PA

    ProsTeamwork/team-building, retail/customer service experience, gain knowledge of footwear/shoe brands.

    ConsNeed for higher and higher profits, at the cost of lying and one-upping your co-workers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure your employees have adequate footwear/brand knowledge BEFORE hiring them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There is never a finishline

    Anonymous (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsFirst 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.

    ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Harper Woods, MI

    ProsDiscount 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the base pay from 7.50

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Learning Curve

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsShoe discount and getting to see new releases before the public.

    Conspart time requirements are very high for what you are paid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement stays put for too long so opportunity for growth is small.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay job, but doesn't promote.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Plainfield, IN

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

    ConsDead-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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I loved the Finish Line I was at, they were great people.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Fairview Heights, IL

    ProsFun, customer oriented, family oriented. If you had a problem they solved it for you with no repercussions

    ConsNone that I remember, it was all good. I would return to them if I ever wanted to.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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