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Foot Locker Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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  • "Long hours and you will work most weekends" (in 62 reviews)

  • "not much cons aside from the low pay" (in 53 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "lives up to hype"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great working environment have lots of fun

    Cons

    there isn't any con its great


  2. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foot Locker part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and GOOD discounts

    Cons

    lack of hours, more for a high school student or second job.

  3. "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foot Locker full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    The hours are not good for a single mom


  4. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foot Locker full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment nice pay

    Cons

    None at all everything was great

    Advice to Management

    They are great


  5. "A place for ppl with thick skin"

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    Former Employee - Senior Front End Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Front End Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foot Locker full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and discounts are good. Strong talent: lots of learning opportunities from peers. Work being done is fun and rewarding.

    Cons

    Management. They breed toxic culture. Seems to be a problem across the org: UI/UX, FED, QA, you name it. No processes in place do address culture concerns. HR isn't helpful either.

    Advice to Management

    Address the toxicity in the organization. The amount of belittling and aggression coming out of that office is thing of wonder.


  6. "Retail sales employees/retail manegment"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foot Locker part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benifits

    Cons

    Hours and the manegment is terrible based on hours

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to your employees the work very hard


  7. "Fun but low hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foot Locker part-time

    Pros

    Busy environment (could be con depending on type of person you are)
    Lots of opportunities to make money and sell shoes (3% commission)
    First dibs on new releases
    Good discount(30%)
    *Location specific* Amazing managers and AM's

    Cons

    Very low number of hours especially if you work at a busy location. I average 9-15 hours a week.

  8. "Over Worked and Under Paid/ District Managers Suck/The associate Experience is horrible"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager/Market Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager/Market Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foot Locker full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you work with the right District Manager you will get trained properly and move up in the company in no time.
    Awesome Discount program in so many aspect if you keep up with the company partnerships on discounts with various clients.
    High Energy if you have the passion for people and helping People.
    Gamestarter is a awesome book on teaching employees on how to train and physcologically how to deal with your customers.
    HR team is pretty cool and respond quickly

    Cons

    No work life balance, this company will chew you up and spit you out.
    I have seen dedicated managers lose their jobs over something so simple like breathing wrong on an associate, these are managers that have been with the company for 10+ years only to lose it with nothing else to fall back on but selling shoes so THIS COMPANY DOES NOT INVEST IN THIER PEOPLE!!!
    The upper management coaches you into not going to school to obtain a college degree and their lines are "you don't need a college education you're making more money than people with an college education or we don't go around school schedules" but if someone get hired in with a college degree they'll move up quickly, salesmanship doesn't matter here.
    They claim how they want you to be better but don't allow you to better yourself through education.
    The company has no tuition reimbursement program so they really don't want you to better yourself because you'll then recognize your worth. (IM TELLING AND REPEATING THIS TO FOR A REASON!)
    If you're complacent in life well this job for you!
    Fair Employment isn't fair at all. The company is losing focus on holding people accountable on coming to work due to all of this political harassment and equal opportunity acts to where they are scared to hold people accountable, you can call off multiple times as a part timer and even do multiple no call no show and they'll advise you to just slap them on the wrist and they can keep their job. It becomes something very stressful for management. So they lack accountablity which over works their management team and some part time employees who are dedicated to the business.
    part timers hold the power to the company they can do whatever they want, so can the assistant managers.
    Medical Insurance and 401k is horrible.
    DM micro manage the managers down to telling you what days you can work, leave early, working every sunday, wanting management to close every weekend day, monitor when you can and can't take vacations or sick days, mandatory for you to work thanksgiving, the day before christmas and after christmas, every holiday that the business is open you will work them as a manager and depending on the volume of your store you WILL NOT GET PAID OVERTIME or HOLIDAY PAY!!!! District Managers talk to their managers like crap because they are only there for a pay check. I have worked with several DM's so please believe it someone is training them this way and whomever it is is a TRASH LEADER. This company use to be thee company to work for and it use to be so hard to get into the business unless you knew someone who can pull you in, now the turn over rate is so high because people aren't getting paid enough money support not only their lives but their family lives. Health insurance premium for a single person alone is about $90 every two weeks.
    Start at footlocker when you're 16 and you'll by a DM by the time you're 30. If you start at 25 you'll be a DM by the time you're 90.
    If you want to travel/relocate for the company, think twice!
    They pay for the Uhual and Lease Break fee....Everything else is up to you so make sure you have a savings account just to travel with footlocker.
    If youre not a DM or Upper Management you have to do it all on your own.
    They preach on the customer experience and associate experience but i promise you they only care about the customer because thats who is bringing in the revenue!!!
    In their eyes your robot who run and stand all day long sometimes as a manager you don't even get a freaking break.

    Advice to Management

    District Managers, Stop talking and training your employees out of getting an education. DM stop micro managing as if this is your company and you own it. Have your managers back, you all act like you forgot that you were once part timers as well. People are over worked while you're at home with your families on holidays and so forth. Have Love for the game, Love for the people, & Don't lose focus of why you loved your job. Its okay for you to enjoy your job as well.


  9. "Horrible from top to bottom people in positions they have no business being in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discount on sneakers and clothing

    Cons

    You name it, it’s hilariously managed and unless you are a yes man you will go nowhere fast. The pay is way below average

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and get a clue


  10. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foot Locker (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You interact with lots of people based on the stores location and can build great sales skills

    Cons

    not a place to build a career unless you want to go into corporate. Managers tend to be immature and bias when setting schedules.