Finish Line Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
288 Reviews

3.1
288 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the best part about working for this company (in 21 reviews)

  • Fun environment to work in, normally lots of younger people (in 16 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Finish Line at Macy's, absolutely horrible.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Skokie, IL

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

    Pros

    Discounts were the only thing that kept me there.

    Cons

    Very unorganized
    Managers, including District Manager were of no help
    Waited 8+ months for Wi-Fi internet and never got it, again DM was terrible
    Manager did nothing but sit on his phone all day in the stockroom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Rather focus on money rather then their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finish Line full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Finish line has a good discount and good benefits for it's employees. It's a very fun atmosphere to work.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership in mid-level management, If you are trying to be promoted they would rather get rid of you before they train you. The training programs suck across the board. The company is very cheap when it comes to producing good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on it's DM training program, too many managers have left the company because DM'S don't know how to train managers and they are afraid that they are going to replace the dm's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Asst store manager

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Carson, CA

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

    Pros

    Pros that is a good one none what so ever

    Cons

    Management is always pushing for more no room to move up can move down and take a up cut of half your salary and get promised things that will never happen they do that to the associates as we'll making like they are going to move up but just have them doing more work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real store managers in the stores that don't put everyone below them down like the West Covina stores a manger does as well as the los cerrtios store and make sure the DMs do what they say they will do not just pushing things off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    There is absolutely nothing to say for the pros

    Cons

    Terrible management, Terrible pay, Terrible work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start managing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IT Department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Department  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - IT Department in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Finish Line full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I was at Finish Line for nearly 8 years and it was an awesome place to work until about a year ago.

    Cons

    The IT department is a train wreck now. People are leaving as fast as they can. The department has suffered better than 20% turnover in the last 9 months and it is going to get worse. Do NOT apply here! There is a reason they have so many openings in IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. Go somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    This place sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Montgomeryville, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montgomeryville, PA

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

    Pros

    There are no pros here other than the discounts on sneakers and clothes that you get and that's about all here is .

    Cons

    Everything about the entire place is terrible when it comes to being employed there so I would not recommend it to anyone else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so arrogant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Finishine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    extra money, discount was 30%, work experience, good for high school students

    Cons

    no incentives, not enough to pay bills, stock room was a reck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to treat employees as equals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Stuck in a corner.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FT Sales Lead  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - FT Sales Lead in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Work with wonderful people at Macys.
    Company Discount
    Decent pay for a retail job.

    Cons

    Work alone
    Not a lot of work and can be boring at times.
    Very few customers and expected to make sales. Would sometimes see only 5 customers in an 8 hour shift.
    No training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great for first 7 years, but company has gone down the wrong path!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 10 Years  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - 10 Years in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Finish Line full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people and customers. There are many people that work for the company that have no idea what their potential really is and how good they really are at their job. I really enjoyed helping customers and talking to them.

    Cons

    The company cares very little about their employees. This wasn't always true, but has slowly gotten that way. Upper management has all changed in the past few years, and NOT for the better. As a store manager your opinion doesn't matter and is unwanted, unless your picking up a million dollars per year. I have seen so many great people come and go, due to regional managers and corporate struggling how to "figure it out"!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that internet shopping and outdoor malls will put you out of business shortly. Take care of your people and they will be happier and work 100 times harder. (Not to mention-recruiting wouldn't be such a challenge!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Eye opening. as to what I don't want to become and still handle business

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    discounts, a few of the staff members. fitness center

    Cons

    Not liberal with schedules if a rep is hired at 8-5:30 then they should work that time. if you find 9-6 there is a greater call volume offer that with the next group don't shift people who may have "LIFE" happening situations. Management has life happen sometimes ...but they are not penalized for that. Letting a VP change a call center into a retail store, retail is retail and online is online they should have never crossed the two...Especially with the way the bonus system is set up. NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO GROW...there are not enough departments to switch to based on experience and not education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be accepting to life happens, and more liberal on work schedules . hire according to business needs , possibly go by seniority to assist in shift bids...hire for peak hours mid-day...look at possibility of 24hrs availability people shop with the company from all over the world

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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