History of the Finish Line, Inc.

Known as the second largest athletic retailer, they are based in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Founded back in 1996, they operate more than 600 stores in more than 48 states.  You can find most of their retail stores in your local shopping malls.  They are listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol, “FINL.”

Job Description / Average Wage

Sales Associate: As an associate, you’re going to be responsible for assisting customers, helping them with shoe sizes, as well as helping with gathering shoes from the back.  You will help with inventory, price items, as well as run the cash register from time to time.  In your downtime, you’re going to assure that the store is maintained and clean.  You may have to set up new displays, vacuum, sweep and more.  All problems will be reported to your main, assistant manager or whoever is on duty.  Your average wage is anywhere from $7 to $9 a hour.

Assistant Manager: You will run the store, when the main store manager isn’t in the store.  You will help open, and close the store, as well as assign tasks to the employees.  You will also make sure that the store is running up to corporate code.    Once you gain enough experience and knowledge within the store, they may ask you to become a manager in training.  As  manager in training, you’re going to either help other managers with their lessons, or you may help become a main manager for a potential store outside of the one you’re currently working at.  The average wage for an assistant manager is $9 to $14 a hour.

Stock and Receiving: You’re going to help unload trucks, unpack boxes, as well as stock them in the appropriate areas.  By doing so, you’re going to be also helping with pricing, stocking them on the front of the store, as well assisting the other associates with any duties that they need help with.  This job is going to require heavy lifting, and early/late hours.  This position pays anywhere from $7 to $10 a hour.

General Manager/ Store Manager: You will be responsible for running the entire store.  You will be in charge of hiring your employees, running payroll, inventory, as well as making sure that the company is running at 100%.  All problems will be reported to your district manager.  The average wage ranges around $31,000 to $52,000 a year.

Benefits

  • Healthcare program that includes medical, dental, vision, as well as prescription programs.
  • Life insurance plans.
  • Paid holidays, as well as personal days and more
  • Sick days.
  • Profit sharing.
  • 401K Programs, and more…

How to apply

If you want to apply for a job at the Finish Line, you can request a job application in store.  You can also search for job openings, as well as apply online by following this link.  There, you will be able to find openings that you can apply for in your local city / state.