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30 English questions out of 30

19 August 2018

What is health insurance like at Foot Locker?

Pros

Fast paced, Discounts, team working, flexible employer, medical, vision and dental insurance

Cons

Depends on your shift hours sometimes variate

Fast paced, Discounts, team working, flexible employer, medical, vision and dental insurance

19 August 2018

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8 January 2020

Does Foot Locker pay for a gym membership?

Pros

On-site gym, pay is okay

Cons

Hours, people, management, work life balance

On-site gym, pay is okay

8 January 2020

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12 November 2018

Does Foot Locker offer sponsored degrees?

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.

The company has no tuition reimbursement program so they really don't want you to better yourself because you'll then recognize your worth.

12 November 2018

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18 August 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Foot Locker?

Pros

Employee discount Gym on site Cafeteria on site

Cons

The benefits here are absolutely horrible. 401k is a 1% match and insurance premiums are very high (and keep going up every year!) for a sub-par plan that still leaves you with a lot of out of pocket expenses. Many doctors and medical facilities don’t take the current insurance offered here. The pay (and raises) here are also very low - and you only get paid once a month, so make sure you know how to budget! Depending on your luck, or lack thereof, of who your direct manager is, your experience here will either be “ok” or downright horrible. Some managers are awesome, while many have mastered the art of micromanaging. The workload balance here is very tilted. Your coworker(s) could be browsing the internet/playing on their phones all day while others are there late at night trying to get things done. It is frowned upon to leave at five, even if you have all of your work done. Want to take vacation? Good luck getting it approved. If it’s near month end, it will never get approved. Only the people that become buddy-buddy with upper management get promoted, regardless if they are good at their job or not. Turnover at the corporate level is extremely high here.

Advice to Management

Constantly training new employees is very frustrating for everyone. Figure out how to fix what’s broken so the employee turnover slows down. Listen to what people are saying at their exit interviews. Work on offering better benefits - what’s currently offered is unacceptable. Promote people that are not only good at doing the work, but also know how to properly manage the people under them. Don’t just promote your “favorites”. Management as it currently is has created an environment that many people don’t want to be a part of.

401k is a 1% match and insurance premiums are very high (and keep going up every year!) for a sub-par plan that still leaves you with a lot of out of pocket expenses.

18 August 2018

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7 November 2020

Does Foot Locker offer employee discounts?

Pros

The discount is amazing and every once and a while they will give us a 30% discount and we have a credit of $200 a month that doesn’t come out of your check

Cons

You only get a break with no customers and sometimes not even then it’s usually fast passed but hey it’s a shoe store

The discount is amazing and every once and a while they will give us a 30% discount and we have a credit of $200 a month that doesn’t come out of your check

7 November 2020

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30 English questions out of 30