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Paranoid group of people who don't value employees

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Former Employee - Online Business Manager  in  Conshohocken, PA
Former Employee - Online Business Manager in Conshohocken, PA

I worked at Football Fanatics full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

It's sports, something most people would kill to work in. Casual dress in jeans and tshirts is a nice perk as well. Discounts are OK depending on what you're looking to save on, but the company hates discounting so it often doesn't add up to much.

Cons

The company does not value its employees. At all. others have said it, too, but the potential for advancement is non-existent. This is largely due to a culture of paranoia where the top decisions makers call the shots and, aside from them, most employees are relegated to menial tasks involving little-to-no critical thinking, which just furthers the cycle because now you are entirely replaceable. The reason for the paranoia is in the fact that they don't want employees to know anything remotely vital for fear they will take it to another company. Wish i was kidding. Then there is the business itself. The pay would be OK for retail if you worked your shift in a store and went home, but online the store never closes and any events (Championships, etc.) need to have your attention and the pay just doesn't account for it. One side of sports people rarely mention. Benefits are bad to say the least and the vacation policy is almost non-existent. When you combine all of this with the fact that the company is in the process of merging three companies and their technology, it's a train wreck.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to your employees and really listen. People openly discuss wanting to leave because they're constantly marginalized and treated like they have the education of 7th graders. If they weren't so poorly regarded by their own company, you wouldn't need to worry about them "taking secrets to the enemy" because they'd never leave. Open up communication to the point that it actually exists. Stop operating like the local mom-and-pop sports store and instead like the largest sports retailer you brag that you are.

Doesn't Recommend

Other Reviews for Football Fanatics

  1.  

    poor communication & poor management. Do not waste your time.

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    Current Employee - Data Service  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Data Service in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Football Fanatics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dress casual. CIO is very nice.

    Cons

    IT level is low. Has lots of problems. Benefits are poor. Not much time off for vacations or sickness. Management has poor communication with employees. No advancement potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about why people quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Interesting company but poor communication

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Football Fanatics

    Pros

    If you want to work in a fun environment and receive product discounts, this is a good company. Pay is ok for retail.

    Cons

    Benefits are lacking. Not much time off for vacations or sickness. Management has poor communication with employees. No advancement potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about how your actions affect the employees. Stop concentrating so much money into a few employees way above market rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
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