Finish Line

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Finish Line Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
340 Reviews
3.1
340 Reviews
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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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    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 (less than an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  3. 2 people 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    great job while in school

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO

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

    Pros

    very fun at time and easy to meet people and athletes, discounts on shoes are a plus

    Cons

    not enough pay for someone out of college, hours are non existent unless you are in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead by example

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Out with the old in with the new

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Finish Line

    Pros

    Pay
    Advancement
    Fashion forward industry
    Great benefits
    Employee discount

    Cons

    DMs are being fired at an all time furious rate. Over 50% in year and a half.
    Negative atmosphere
    Over promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a # so keep your options open

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company doesn't care for the sales workers just the corporate workers

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Being around shoes and athletic apparel. The 30% discount is great as well but there is a limit per year on how much you can spend.

    Cons

    -Pay is horrible
    - paid commission and since it is always slow you get minimum wage
    - Unrealistic request
    - Lack of money leads to lack of benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees especially the ones who put in work for the customers, don't treat them like dogs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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