Finish Line Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
294 Reviews
3.1
294 Reviews
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Finish Line Chairman & CEO Glenn S. Lyon
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148 Ratings

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.  

    Its Great a very family oriented work environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Longview, TX

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

    Pros

    Just like any other job if you like what you do you'll never work and I Love what I do for the company so I enjoy it.

    Cons

    I personally don't have too many challenges working for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive and stay organized with a strong team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding company that focuses on Best Tech product in industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Management  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Field Management in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong Ownership before going public, growing as they have a lot of capital, if in with the right people you can grow your career, over 700 store locations in all states, good solid benefits, old guard is now retiring and fresh management will soon take over.

    Cons

    Under current Mgt people are not so much a concern just profits, lost the personable company that ownership had built, cut through will fire you for anything if boss feels threaten and HR is inconsistent with their firing requirements. Buying VP want to be president and presedent wants to be CEO and Board member has no clue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like you want to be treated and stop making excuses for the failures in the past and stop blaming the field for your mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great retail business experience, but compensation structure is skewed

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours with school schedules, assess to employee discount, great retail and customer service experience for any aspiring business student or entreprenuer

    Cons

    Inability to climb from retail level to corporate level, Assistant management compensation does not reflect job responsibilities, Store management bonuses are easily manipulated at the store level (too much control over metrics)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Department

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    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
  6.  

    Working at Finish Line

    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Sunrise, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sunrise, FL

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, always upbeat, and you can learn a lot from others

    Cons

    Hours can vary based on performance and you have to know how to deal with rude customers at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Random quizzes to make sure employees know their stuff

  7.  

    Fun, Full of Life

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    30% Discount, Learning new skills quickly, Sales Experience, Casual Dress, Learning to read customers

    Cons

    Very Tiring, Long Hours, Hourly Pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your sales associates more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Finish Line Assistant Manager Salary

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Edina, MN

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, discount, flexible hours, laid back.

    Cons

    low pay, commission not that great unless you are at a busy store

  9.  

    Great place to work, and gain working experience.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Harper Woods, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Harper Woods, MI

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, great training, opportunity for advancment.

    Cons

    Job can get stressful at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    College Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Employee discount
    Relatively stable and flexible hours for a part-time student in college
    Usually young co-workers
    Company has the best positive look to consumers when compared to other shoe stores.

    Cons

    Standards are over-the-top at certain times.
    Management inconsistent at the store level.
    Low pay.
    No real path for advancement, pretty much work with who you know and have decent sales numbers before you speak to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency is key, but be realistic in what you ask of your employees who aren't making much regardless of "how hard they sell"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Management problems

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Grandville, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grandville, MI

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

    Pros

    Fun environment with opportunity too move.

    Cons

    Managed by inexperienced sales associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be direct and concise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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