Finish Line

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Finish Line Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
339 Reviews
3.1
339 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 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.  

    What you looking for :)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Finish Line (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, Great product, Great People, Awesome Process.....Opportunity to grow as long as you are connected to the right higher ups or live in Florida

    Cons

    Long hours during holiday season, you will never have thanksgiving or an enjoyable Christmas with your family unless you are a DM or higher....6 day work weeks during holiday with no compensation or holiday bonus for all the hours you work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    FL

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Finish Line

    Pros

    Benefits and discounts are pretty good

    Cons

    Lots of hours worked hard if you're salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice, energetic and fast pace environment

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance is very minimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to value employees and motivate them by encouraging self and career developent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    No time off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sneakers....meet alot of different type of people

    Cons

    In management you have zero leeway. All they care about is sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to actually sit down with management each situation is different

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great employee discount, but unpredictable.

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

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Great discounts. Easy to move up the ladder. Also my shoe collection has honestly never looked better, so that's a bonus.

    Cons

    One week you'll only have 15 hours and then the next you'll be doing a 50 hour week. It's very unpredictable and I didn't like that about the job.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    New upper management changed the culture to the negative

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

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

    Pros

    Good products are at the core of this business. Beyond the product the 30% discount is the best thing about the company.

    Cons

    Management is constantly changing and redirecting their focus without regards for stores. No work life balance. It is supposed to be a 44 hour/week average job but you have to work in excess of 60 if you want to fulfill expectations and stay within payroll restrictions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to a message and a path. Stop the turnover!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, Not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you're looking for an opportunity for experience and are willing to work hard, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The Finish Line has turned more towards being customer centric, in changing the focus, they have become less than noteworthy to it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've been here for 10 years and I have given a significant amount of effort to this company only to get the door slammed in my face. I love this company and I have hope that things get better. Always

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company if you are starting your first sales job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Finish Line part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pros- good work environment, opportunity to move up to assistant manager and manager. Overall its a good company if you are interested in retail, sales and commission is good.

    Cons

    Commission is not for everyone. And some employees are not too competent. A lot of kids are hired out of high school who dont have great work ethic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start off at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Yuba City, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Yuba City, CA

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

    Pros

    Air conditioned
    Fun environment
    Shoes
    Great people
    Competitive

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Balance between work/life
    Management can either make it or break it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat and reward your employees accordingly

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Concord, NC

    I worked at Finish Line part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good experience, flexible, fun, energetic

    Cons

    upper level management, tasks, pay, people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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