Finish Line

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Finish Line Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
286 Reviews

3.1
286 Reviews
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Finish Line Chairman & CEO Glenn S. Lyon
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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.  

    Good starter job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock Associate

    Pros

    It has a Fun Environment, they give you a great Discount, and you get to Help People, you also havefun co workers

    Cons

    They have almost no hours to give to employees
    They try to make you push all of your sales
    They only pay minimum wage which inst good because of all the stuff you have to sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the pay
    More recognition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    lack of hours

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Poughkeepsie, NY

    Pros

    flexible , nice people to work with, open environment

    Cons

    lack of hours, low wage, demanding for the pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is never a finishline

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    First 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard-working, but at what cost?

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Springfield, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, PA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure your employees have adequate footwear/brand knowledge BEFORE hiring them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great start up job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Short Hills, NJ

    Pros

    Being 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.

    Cons

    Little 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 ManagementAdvice

    Allow more available positions for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good time, if you commit yourself.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Fairview Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fairview Heights, IL

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I remember, it was all good. I would return to them if I ever wanted to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sneakerologist

    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Discounts, flexible schedule, cool co-workers

    Cons

    they really want you to sell shoe cleaner and waterproof spray. no one comes to buy that stuff they just want the shoes and maybe socks.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    It was a pretty good time.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN

    Pros

    The people are very nice there.

    Cons

    No cons, just sales. It was basic part-time job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great sales experience.

    Cons

    Wage lower than should be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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