At Foot Locker, Inc., 80 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 627 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.25. It was published on Aug 29, 2018. 29731 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
89%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
88%
 
I can be myself around here.
88%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
87%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
86%
 

What They Do

We asked Foot Locker, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a leading global purveyor and curator of sneaker and youth culture. We operate athletic retail stores under the brand names Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, SIX:02, Eastbay, Runners Point, and Sidestep.

About this Company

Website: footlocker-inc.com Industry: Retail
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10001 Major Locations: Bradenton, Florida; Wausau, Wisconsin; Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; Junction City, Kansas; Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Employees Worldwide: 49,200 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: FL Founded: 1879

Associates celebrate the 'Before and After the Bite' creative campaign

Perks and Programs

We asked Foot Locker, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • All-Star Associates: At Foot Locker, we are all about developing and supporting our people – E-learning, training and scholarships are a few ways we enrich associates’ personal and professional lives. “You Develop”, our e-learning program, features an objectives worksheet to help team members have constructive career conversations with their managers. In 2018, we launched a “Leading in a Matrix Organization” training workshop across our global offices to skill-build in the areas of collaboration and trust to enable associates to work more effectively as a team. Internal and external speakers share lessons learned during “Shoe on This” trainings (sessions are recorded and posted on our associate portal) and our online learning platform, Lynda.com, offers video courses on software and professional skills. The Foot Locker Associate Scholarship Program awards twenty $5,000 scholarships annually to team members who embody strong moral character and demonstrate unique personal passion at work, in the classroom and in their communities.
  • Be Good and Do Good: It’s our responsibility to support the communities in which we live and work. We offer associates an opportunity to take a paid day each year, Community Service Day, to volunteer. Many of our associates have dedicated countless volunteer hours and financial commitments of their own to causes they are passionate about around the world. In collaboration with the Foot Locker Foundation, Inc., founded in 2001, our brands participate in philanthropic initiatives through meaningful partnerships and programs with organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Fred Jordan Missions, American Cancer Society and the Two Ten Footwear Foundation. Through these partnerships, we’ve been able to provide associates with a network of support in times of need through resources or fundraising.
  • Love the Game: We are our customers — our associates are true sneakerheads. One of the great aspects of our culture is our ability to celebrate and fuel the sneaker passion of not just our customers, but also our associates. To celebrate that passion, we offer associate product discounts and access to exclusive offerings from a range of vendors. With the ever-evolving retail landscape, Foot Locker is committed to fostering elevated in-store experiences featuring high-profile guests through vendor partnerships that make us stand out from the crowd. Our associates gain exposure to unique opportunities with athletes, celebrities and other tastemakers who impact youth culture, as well as access to events like the New York City Marathon (associates can gain coveted entry in the race), NBA All Star Weekend, NBA Drafts, concerts, and more.
  • Celebrate the Win: Together, we work hard and that hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. Our Quality Service Award (QSA) program is Foot Locker’s peer-to-peer recognition initiative. Recipients receive a certificate with a message from the nominator, “Q” pin and Foot Locker gift card. The Super Sneaker Award allows leaders to recognize outstanding corporate and field associates for exemplifying one or more of our seven core values – Team members proudly display their award pins for others to see. Annually, “Team Week” brings nearly 300 associates together to share long-range goals and strategic direction, recognize top performers and energize everyone for the year ahead. “Big Trip” invites exceptional Store Managers, District Managers and Regional VPs (as well as top-performing corporate associates) to celebrate their sales-driven victories following weeks of competition in destinations like the Caribbean, Greece and Mexico.
  • Huddle Up: Keeping connected across brands, locations and roles ensures that associates are more than just informed – they’re engaged and empowered. Locker Room, our in-house magazine, is distributed seasonally across the globe and digitally: The publication highlights team member accomplishments, business performance, retail industry news and select associates’ impressive sneaker collections! Global Town Halls are held quarterly and include recognition, strategy updates and a Q&A with our Chairman and CEO. Benefits information, company policies and the hottest sneaker trends are just a click away with our internal associate portal, myFootLocker411.com. Designed for our field teams, “The Hub” is a custom social media app for Store Operations and Human Resources to share live content.
  • Be a Pro: Foot Locker empowers associates to be “pros” through the use of technology in our stores. To ensure we stay on top of the game and equip our team members with the best, we continuously introduce new digital capabilities to enhance the store experience. For example, hand-held devices allow associates to tap into multiple brand inventory channels for a specific product. In 2018, device network upgrades will continue to deliver faster and more seamless transactions between associates and consumers – A win for everyone.
  • Fit to Play: To be the best, associates need to feel their best. As part of our comprehensive benefits offering, we provide eligible associates with personalized Wellness Coaching. The one-on-one program integrates phone and mail-based communications with an online interactive health coach and is designed to target specific goals around nutrition, exercise and heart health. Select facilities feature an on-site gym for convenient workouts and our associate discount platform, YouDecide, offers discounted rates for local fitness clubs. While health is a year-round priority, some corporate offices organize a Wellness Month with free workout classes, a health fair and even fresh fruit delivery to unify and motivate associates.

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • Stock options
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
Team Week attendees receive recognition awards from Chairman & CEO Dick Johnson

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Set days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Team members at the Times Square NYC store

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Champs Sports associate in action

How to Get Hired

We asked Foot Locker, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Candidates should be passionate about our core business and products, excited by a team environment and eager to build their career with the knowledge and skills they’ll gain during onboarding and job training. It’s also crucial that future team members align with our core values (integrity, leadership, excellence, service, teamwork, innovation and community) and demonstrate our leadership model (Be a Pro, Break Records, Build Capability, Bring Others Along, Play to Win, Focus on the Future and Love the Game). We truly believe our associates are leaders from the stockroom to the boardroom.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Make the extra effort to conduct research on Foot Locker and tell us why you want to be part of the team, show passion for our mission and products and take time to polish your profile. Diving deep into your achievements will enhance a resume and provide a more enjoyable and productive experience for our recruiters. When in doubt, be yourself, be an individual and remember to always have your best "foot" forward!

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Our candidates all have one thing in common: They “Love the Game”. in 2018, we are looking for motivated individuals who help us achieve our goals both on the front lines and in support functions. We have a large push in our digital information systems and technology, data analytics and customer loyalty functions as we continue to see a shift in the U.S. toward online shopping, as well as supply chain experts to drive our network strategy. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates should visit our website, www.sneakerjobs.com, to learn more about who we are and what we are working toward. They should understand our mission to inspire and empower youth culture, fuel a shared passion for self-expression and create unrivaled lifestyle experiences for our consumers. We also love to meet prospective candidates at our hiring events or on campus. Our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts give a glimpse into the dynamic world of sneaker culture. We post news, updates and products from our brands and an inside look can solidify a decision to apply.

hiring Outlook

24,890 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 85 Average applicants per opening
571,885 Total job applicants 17% New hires by employee referrals
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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