Finish Line Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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Pros
  • The employee discount was the best part about working for this company (in 25 reviews)

  • fun environment and great discount, love all the associates i worked with (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management completely "old guard" out of touch clueless pompous and pontificant (in 22 reviews)

  • Must be willing to relocate in order to move up, work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. best place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finish Line full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good and very good and it also depends where you work

    Cons

    boring atmosphere but its worth it

    Advice to Management

    cheers

  2. Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Finish Line

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have Flexible hours to work with

    Cons

    I think they should pay a little more

  3. Hard work is rewarded

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    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard work is recognized by superiors, and is well noted. In about a year and a half, I went from first ever job to Store Team Leader (manager). In the last two years working here, I have no complaints and plan on staying as long as possible.

    Cons

    As with any retail/sales job, sometimes you feel like as an entry level position, you "don't matter". In my experience, that is only the case of you don't put forth effort in doing your job. Honestly, I can't think of one major downer

    Advice to Management

    Make in store visits more frequent, and have the suppliers come in stores to actually see what people want. Too hard to communicate with them otherwise, and we end up with a lot of product people (at certain locations) don't want

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  5. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grandville, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grandville, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are great. Management is awesome. The people here love their job. Great environment to work in and succeed In

    Cons

    Retail hours aren't the best also you have to deal with some terrible customers. But you can easily get over these things

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You guys do a great job. Than you for everything you do. I truly mean that

  6. Great art time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Fast paced, and easy to learn

    Cons

    Very strict numbers to earn on a declining market.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the employees, its hard to sell everything when 4 people come in ever 2 hrs.

  7. cool

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cerritos, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    get to interact with customers, fun environment and employees

    Cons

    low commission, low pay, very pushy

    Advice to Management

    stop asking to demo when there are no employees

  8. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Finish Line in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Finish Line in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Great Discount
    Fun place to work at

    Cons

    Low pay for managers (Assistant Managers)

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, it is a great place to work the only thing is the pay! I love working here, and you get to be around shoes/sports it is awesome. One bad thing is the pay, but the bonus you get are once a month which are okay. I just wish they would increase the hourly especially if you have previous experience.

  9. Great job for college student

    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Great managers fun enviroem good pay

    Cons

    Typical retail schedule holidays and weekends

  10. Great place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Finish Line is a great place to work and has a great leadership team. The facilities are top notch and the company really cares about the wellness of their associates. The HQ building has a great gym and Cross Fit facility.

    Cons

    The company operates in a fast paced industry and missing trends can have serious sales implications. The IT department is short staffed and is suffering from high turnover. The systems in the company are very old and can't keep up with how much the company has grown.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in IT. Give people the chance to grow without hiring so many managers from outside the company.

  11. Assistant manager - still employed

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    30% discount, metting all kinds of people, seeing the most up to date shoes and the Jordan releases, opportunity to grow with the company, I happen to have an amazing SM. This would not be a job for a laid back or lazy ( if u will) type of person. You will see how the business is ran day in day out. From getting the inventory, checking that inventory, stocking the invemtory, pricing and ink tagging the merchandise to getting the floor set correctly so the merchandise is in its proper place, and ready to be sold. From there we have our associates assist all of our guest in making their selection. This involves measuring feet to deciding on color to even trying the selections on. We have sales goal we must meet everyday on top of doing the day to day business such as drawer counts, bank drops, filling out our reports, getting donations for the finish line youth foundation, doing send sales (online orders) signing people up for winner circle. Explaining the SI program, and then there's coaching and making sure that every staff member knows what their expectations of them are for that day. Training is another thing we are really big on. Teaching the sales staff how to demo cleaner and why u should always put an insole in the guests shoe just to see their reaction. There is so much more but we do all of the so that everyone of our guests will know without a shadow of a doubt when they walk out that we provided the very best in customer just for them bc we believe in Customer First

    Cons

    Well it all starts with hiring the right staff and if you are lucky enough to know how to find the right people the rest is cake. We strive to be the best here in Tulsa. It really does come down to a good staff, not just sales and stock and cashiers but managers and a great DM, even regional management makes all the difference. Here at FL your check is a direct reflection of how hard u work. In all reality u decide what u are worth. We cannot give u ambition or motivation but I can turn anyone into a top seller if you have the drive to work. There are quotas u must meet but as long as you are honestly doing what u were hired for then it's never gonna be a problem I assure u. Hard work is not overlooked with my DM or SM. Sometimes hours may b hard to come by but if u show up and give it 110% you will get hours and money. All managers have an open door policy so if u feel like u are being treated unfairly then there is always someone to listen and react on your behalf. Since we are in retail things get extremely busy during black Friday and Christmas. But that's to be expected. If u want to make this a career then that is always an option. There's plenty of room for advancement.


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