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Finish Line Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  • Fun environment, good employee discount (in 43 reviews)

  • Discount, fun environment, usually fast paced (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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?

  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at Finish Line (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience. ..... ....... ....... .......

    Cons

    More work less money .poor compensation for amount of work expected.

    Advice to Management

    Single person coverage does not work


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some pretty good discounts on shoes and apparel. They also let you put aside new releases before the customers get to them.

    Cons

    They push sales associates to meet unrealistic sales goals. They want you to up sale obscure accessories that very few people would be interested in buying.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing unrealistic sales goals.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, decent PTO benefits, cutting edge product and technology

    Cons

    District Managers are completely clueless about what REALLY goes on inside the walls of a store. They tend to just show up when things are bad, and very rarely give any praise unless you are one of the "chosen" ones. This isn't something just the DM's do, this attitude is very apparent when you go to awards ceremonies and the same people continuously get preferential treatment or get promoted just because they are willing to suck up to RVP's and DM's. Also, if you are planning on working for this company, DO NOT EVER believe that there is room for advancement past the Store Manager position, unless you want to be a district manager. I saw many extremely talented, more than capable individuals get overlooked and eventually leave the company just because the company wasn't willing to shuffle the deck to get them to corporate office. Politics is king inside Finish Line, and if you aren't willing to do that, this isn't the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Actually seek out talent instead of running it off. Realize that Store Managers make PERFECT candidates for home office positions because they have actually seen what goes on in the front lines, and many of them know product and marketing better than the people whom you currently have in charge. Also, just because someone has a sales gain, doesn't mean they'll make even a decent district manager, there is SO much more that goes into managing multiple locations. And many of them just don't get it, but yet they get promoted anyways.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finishline in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Finishline in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun people. Travel a lot. Bonus system was pretty decent. great discount on all products.

    Cons

    Worked at times 70 hours or more a week due to labor cuts with staff. Not easy to take time off.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to run a store successfully when labor is cut so deeply. Salary managers are forced to work more hours to keep the store running, but not compensated for it.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy job, one percent commission based on anything you sell

    Cons

    Horrible communication between DM and regular manager

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and stop being so competitive! It doesn't make a good working environment


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