Football Fanatics
2.2 of 5 22 reviews
www.footballfanatics.com Jacksonville, FL 500 to 999 Employees

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Copywriter -- Beware of Fanatics. Keep your options open and be careful who you place your trust in.

Copywriter (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

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

ProsThis is a growing company with a lot of potential. The dress code is extremely casual. It is working with sports, which is a dream job for a lot of people. They offer a fairly generous discount for employees on merchandise (30%). It is really not a difficult job especially if you know how to write. Once the company gets through their growing pains, it might actually be a pleasant place to work.

ConsExtremely poor management. Most of those who are treated well are all friendly with people who are higher up. Training is almost non-existent and pay is below market value. There is almost zero opportunity for advancement. Management is rather difficult to approach. You are expected to know just about everything within a couple weeks. Manager is more interested in throwing parties and looking good to those above her than actually developing quality employees. There is extremely poor management of workflow and little communication from those above. They seem afraid of teaching anybody anything more than the basics. You have to walk through a metal detector every time you want to leave the building and park rather far away. There are no set standards and you can get told to do one thing on Monday and then told to do the opposite on Tuesday, then back to the first thing on Wednesday. There is a huge lack of honesty between management and employees. As for writing in a quiet environment -- forget it. It is a 3-ring circus in the copy department every day. The schedule constantly changes and is communicated many times on a day-to-day basis. The copy manager likes to micromanage and does not actually look at performance based on merit but on her own personal opinions. The place is run like a poorly managed retail store. I would avoid it at all costs, but if you do take a job there, keep someplace else in your back pocket or else you might find yourself back in the job market without much notice.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop running this like a small business. Pay close attention to your managers and the hiring process. You have good people who have ideas on how to improve your business but a high-turnover rate because the managers like to keep their friends, not good employees. You used to be a retail store years ago -- it's time to get passed that and run the company like the world class business you can be!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Paranoid group of people who don't value employees

Online Business Manager (Former Employee)
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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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

Data Service (Current Employee)
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… Advice to Senior Management: Think about why people quit. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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