Types of Jobs
Foot Locker has a number of job opportunities, ranging from entry level to management, to corporate. Entry level jobs include sales associates, warehouse associates, replenishment stockers, and a few others. There’s a need for assistant managers and managers in all locations, and other jobs, such as drivers, customer service specialists, and store planners also exist.
Entry jobs begin at around minimum wage to $8.50, depending on prior experience and your store’s location and amount of business. This can go up to about $11 after some experience is gained. Supervisors see about $11 per hour when they get promoted. Assistant managers can make about $17,000 per year to start out, while general managers can see pay of about $30,000 when they begin the position. These rates may vary from location to location, and the more experience you gain, the higher you can expect your pay to be.
Why Foot Locker?
Foot Locker has been around for long enough to have secured a strong reputation in the athletic shoe industry. They have a strong customer base, and now that online sales have stabilized, the company is fairly healthy, showing a good growth in the price of its publicly traded stock.
Employees of Foot Locker see decent benefits, including 401(k) benefits, paid time off and vacation time, health insurance and prescription coverage, stock options, and company discounts on certain items in the store. You need to have certain requirements to qualify for some of these benefits, but this is a standard practice within the industry. Fulltime employees will gain access to all of these benefits.
Who Can Apply?
To apply at Foot Locker, you need to be at least 18 years old. The store has both full and part time positions available, and your schedule should be clear enough to work the hours that you are applying for. A high school diploma is a big plus if you want to be a strong candidate as it shows responsibility and determination.
Foot Locker employees should have a firm understanding of how to size shoes, they should have great communications skills, be able to work with customers, and they should have a sales oriented attitude. They are also expected to be responsible, as showing up to every shift and being on time are a must here. Employees with an eye set on management opportunities should also be willing to learn and do the right thing toward helping fellow employees out and driving sales upward. Having a flexible schedule is also an expectation.
Tips for Gaining Employment
You can apply to Foot Locker in-store or online. The online application is on their website, with the “Career Opportunities” link located at the bottom of the home page. You can search through job openings here, search by location, and then gain access to the application for the opportunity that you are most interested in. Give yourself more than enough time to fill out the application, and be sure to be thorough and accurate. Highlight any sales experience or a background in clothing or footwear.
If you go into the store to get an application, remember that this is the first impression that you will be giving a hiring manager, even if it is by word of mouth through the employees on duty. Dress nicely, be sure to wear decent shoes that Foot Locker carries, and be pleasant and patient. If they are busy, come back at another time when you will not be a bother to those that are trying to help customers.
Your interview process should be the next step. Foot Locker will often conduct group interviews, so do not be surprised if this happens for you. You want to stand out by giving excellent answers to questions and by speaking and looking like a professional. After the interview, it may take a week or two for them to get back to you.