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Finish Line Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "whatever"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Finish Line part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I guess the pros about working for finish line is that you get 30% off shoes and appeal but i mean that's about it.

    Cons

    Management is a joke, everyone lies to you, the managers make all the employees do the hard work while they chill in the stockroom doing anything but their job.

    Advice to Management

    you suck


  2. "Fun experience but never going back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Daly City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Finish Line part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good for high school and college students looking for PT work
    Good first job with no experience
    Fun work environment
    Retail discount

    Cons

    Corporate employees didn't care about front line employees
    Quarterly reviews were conducted but changes were rarely applied
    Almost no benefits
    Zero growth


  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Great Bend, ND
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Great Bend, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place friendly people and the and the the njis s wow can you please help wity this thank you love.

    Cons

    Tgia is so dumb i dont kinw why is thia even nessacary i hate doing thi at hat i hate all of this.

    Advice to Management

    It was a ok place should be able to move up in company pretty fast good place to work.


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  5. "Great Management, Poor Corporation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Finish Line part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My manager was the best guy I've ever worked for. He truly cared about his team and his guests. The guy motivated everyone to be better than they were capable of.

    Cons

    Corporate could care less about the stores. They always said that they wanted to maximize their team but in reality just their sales. Worked at a small store in Carmel and they only cared about profit. $5 an hour plus commission was a joke when they changed their commission. Never earned more than 7.25 trying to convert so many customers. I was completely motivated when they gave dollar incentives to insoles and socks, then they changed everything to 1%. For shoes that's ok, but to tell a $20 or $35 insole and only get 35 cents for that was a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Keep motivating the team. That in reality was the only reason I enjoyed working there. Would have ran through a brick wall for my manager Dave.


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Manhattan, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helps develop your interpersonal skills. They teach some simple but fairly effective sales techniques.

    Cons

    Poorly run on the corporate side. Had huge losses in 2015. Management structure is pretty weak. Quality of the assistant managers really makes or breaks a store.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to attract better talent. Empower your employees more i.e. Store manager, ASM's, and sales associates.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Finish Line part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the thrill of making a good sale and seeing myself at the top of the leader board.

    Cons

    I hated management. They chose favorites based on their own relationship with the person. I was always in the top 3 for sales, but was given the worst hours.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you know someone outside of work, doesn't mean you can treat them better than the rest of your employees.


  8. "When somethings broken a band aide won't fix it"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in South Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in South Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has training programs to help you develop into the next level. The company often promotes from within.

    Store leaders get to attend an annual party at home office.

    The company has fund raiser drives for children. With special needs.

    The discount is 30% off everything including clearance product.

    Dress code includes jeans, sneakers, and sweat pants/leggings.

    Cons

    District managers are promoted from within. Although they must prove themselves through a DMIT role they often are not fit to be multi unit managers.

    These rookie DMs are often unable to provide the necessary support to the store managers they over see. As a store manager you should except to get a new DM over year or so until the company starts sourcing or training better candidates.

    Very little pay roll for even high volume locations. Store managers must work well over min. 44 hours to accomplish the amount of operational work required.

    Often times payroll is so thin as a store manager you will be forced to also become the stock associate as well as you will not have the payroll to support the 10s-100s of cartons of shoes you will receive weekly.

    Additionally, assistant managers are paid hourly, they are not to go into over time, and are paid so poorly the are key holder quality at best.

    Further more, sales associates are now paid min wage with no option for commission. They could easily make the same amount of money or more folding tee shirts somewhere they have zero responsibility, rather than meet several different sales goals and climb ladders for you.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to really look at the big picture. The worst fiscal year on the books and you're still fighting to stay relevant. DMs making 6 figures and store managers make well under the national average working 50+ hours a week. Support managers making a mere dollar over min wage. How do you expect to get results when your pay structure only warrants people of moderate commitment?


  9. "Great resume builder"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Beckley, WV
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Beckley, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Finish Line full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great discount on all goods

    Cons

    district managers are somewhat everbearing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not so great"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Sales in Muncie, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good discount. Even on sale items. Lots to choose from, fun work environment. You get to wear yoga pants and sneakers to work

    Cons

    Muncie store is a joke. It is all who you know. Suck up to managers and smoke weed with them and you'll get hours.

    Advice to Management

    Hire non college students. Hire professionals to manage the store and not 20 somethings who are lazy.


  11. "employee"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Finish Line (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    discount,flexible schedule, meet a lot of people

    Cons

    upper level management, changed pay structure, favoritism, have to work holidays but thats any retail.


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