Finish Line

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Finish Line Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
330 Reviews
3.2
330 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount was the best part about working for this company (in 23 reviews)

  • fun environment and great discount, love all the associates i worked with (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management completely "old guard" out of touch clueless pompous and pontificant (in 21 reviews)

  • Must be willing to relocate in order to move up, work life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 (less than an 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Sneakerologist

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

    I worked at Finish Line part-time (less than an 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
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  5.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are very nice there.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    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 (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
  7. 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 (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
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Harper Woods, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Harper Woods, MI

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

    Pros

    Discount on shoes, and seeing new people everyday. I love helping people out, so at the time I thought this would be the perfect job for me. Another thing I enjoyed, was that we didn't get paid off commission. So that way if you didn't sell anything you would still get paid.

    Cons

    Poor hours, and low income. If the income was a little higher, I probably wouldn't mind the low hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the base pay from 7.50

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Learning Curve

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Shoe discount and getting to see new releases before the public.

    Cons

    part time requirements are very high for what you are paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management stays put for too long so opportunity for growth is small.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good first job, somewhat easy money.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    You meet ALOT of people working in the sales business. The discount of 30% comes in handy when there is something you would like to purchase for yourself or someone else. You learn about shoes and how they are made, and how to deal with good and bad customers.

    Cons

    THE PAY IS AWFUL. I worked there for the fun of talking to people and selling shoes. The commission does not make any sense. They treat almost all stores equal so you get paid the same rate in a small store as someone in a bigger store. The problem is they expect you to sell as much as the people in the bigger store so most people in small stores end up making minimum wage!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the pay. A lot of people quit because 5.25 an hour plus commission gets most employees to 7.25-7.45.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Easily, constant contact with people, learn basics to customer service and sales

    Cons

    demanding, same routine over and over, lack of promotions or raises in our current economy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect and appreciate all the hard work the sales associates and assistant managers do for you, they are the reason for your raises and bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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