Customer Service Supervisor, Direct to Consumer (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – October 19, 2017
Finish Line is a really great place to start at the bottom and work your way up. If you are willing to be flexible you will be able to grow. You have to be able to work different hours and days weekly.
If you're an adult I wouldn't recommend working here primarily because it isn't worth the time or the pay. Advancement in the business is very difficult and is based solely on performance of individual stores which can sometimes have nothing to do with the leadership of the manager and more to do with the store size, geography and inventory.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Quincy, IL – October 6, 2017
SInce finsihline works off commission during the busier holidays is really the only time that helps your pay. Otherwise you just get minimum wage unless you're a manager. If you don't ring up your own sales, people take them to get more commission.
A typical day at Finish Line would be coming into a friendly workplace with a goal in mind. Depending on the shift you work depends on how the day will go. Usually a day shift it is pretty dead in the store other than a few customers every hour so mainly during the day shift your job is to prepare the store for the evening rush. And evening shift basically involves interacting with customers, trying to complete the days sales goals, and make the store profit. Management could have improved, most managers were down to earth but when it came to scheduling it was a mess. The hardest part of the job would be during the holiday season you would get big rushes all throughout the mall so being able to keep up with customers and make the daily sales goals because they were higher during the holiday season was challenging. The most enjoyable part was becoming close with employees, meeting a lot of knew people and learning different sales strategies. I learned a good bit working at this retail store. I improved a lot in my communication skills as well as learning how to close sales and influence people. Another Valuable skill I learned was upselling, because we were advertised as a shoe store selling shoes was the easy part, getting people to buy the apparel and other merchandise was the challenging part where your skills were put to the test.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Hickory, NC – October 4, 2017
When retail management was the direction I was perusing Finishline was the most enjoyable job I had ever had. Pay was great once you assumed Store Manager In Training. Everyday was different, customers became like friends when you had regulars.
everything, i loved the job
i mentioned the possibility of attending school and got demoted.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 20, 2017
Learning to rum machines, running the shipping line and learning different work sections that was available. Reading the shipping inventory and making sure all merchandise was correct and loaded on the right trailers.
Sales associate (Current Employee) – Downey, CA – September 4, 2017
Its okay working there, the management can use a lot of improvement. It helps you grow as a person if you're shy because the job requires a lot of speaking to new people all the time. The hours are very little most you're likely to work a day is 4 hours on average.
The actual pay is below $6 with commission so low it is impossible to make above minimum wage. If you do not meet minimum wage with your commission they compensate for the rest but it is almost impossible to make above minimum wagewage