Finish Line Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
294 Reviews
3.1
294 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.  

    lack of hours

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

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time for more than 3 years

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is never a finishline

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Finish Line full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  3.  

    Hard-working, but at what cost?

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    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

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time for more than 3 years

    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
  6.  

    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

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

    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
  7.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Finish Line part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great sales experience.

    Cons

    Wage lower than should be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Sneakerologist

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

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

    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
  9.  

    It was a pretty good time.

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

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

    Pros

    The people are very nice there.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Asst store manager

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay job, but doesn't promote.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Plainfield, IN

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Dead-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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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