FGL Sports Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Great Company to Work For

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FGL Sports

    Pros

    Casual workplace, great tickets to sporting events.

    Cons

    Too many government telecom workers in technology group.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on providing deep discounts

  2. Inclusive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at FGL Sports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encouraged to be active, part of their dna. Excellent activities and leagues to sign up for.

    Cons

    Living in Calgary, not many other opportunities

  3. Great organization with a good team spirit approach. Tried to have everyone included in the decision making process.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

    I worked at FGL Sports full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people with high value on work/life balance. Employees opinions always highly considered. Rewarding perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Big corporate structure sometimes conflicts with local office culture.

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  5. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FGL Sports

    Pros

    Competitive wages, good culture with the people you work with

    Cons

    Leadership needs to lead, not silo

    Advice to Management

    Train your leaders to empower

  6. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FGL Sports

    Pros

    Competitive Salary for IT positions

    Cons

    It is a service ticket oriented company.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Avp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at FGL Sports full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A real competitive organization focused on being the best. Lots of room to grow as long as your committed and bring value.

    Cons

    Can be lots of pressure and long hours if you can't schedule time for life.

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing responsibilities and empower your teams to enable them to deliver results.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA
    Current Employee - Senior QA

    I have been working at FGL Sports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent Job security
    - Competitive base salary
    - Relaxed work environment
    - Training incentives
    - Decent benefits
    - Flex working hours

    Cons

    - Lots of Leadership hierarchy
    - Takes forever to receive requested IT services or anything requiring signatures
    - Management seems disorganized when planning IT projects
    - RRSP contribution favors long term employees and doesn't start until 6 months

    Advice to Management

    - Too much delay with service requests frustrates everyone. It cannot be that difficult to fix this area.

  9. Lacks clear direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at FGL Sports full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, on site gym, on site daycare, discount, other co-workers.

    Cons

    Lacks direction, Low salary compared to the rest of the city, Upper management doesn't care about mid management and below, it's about who you know, not what you know. HR is a joke, No body can make a decision. High turnover, No training of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a strategic plan and sick with it for more then a few months. Be a leader rather then a dictator/manager, Lead by example. Have key decision makers in each department. Encourage the departments to work together. The upper management should actually interact with lower level employees rather then meet with other upper managers all day long. There are all kinds of jobs popping up, but that is because of high turnover.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Not what you would expect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at FGL Sports full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good discount, great connections, sporting goods

    Cons

    pay was surprisingly low, raises were next to none, boys club, direction wasn't consistent from managers, us vs them mentality from department to department

    Advice to Management

    Remember it is cheaper to pay your current staff a bit more than to have the turnover you currently have

  11. Helpful (3)

    Grotesque place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nyob in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Nyob in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at FGL Sports full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I'll let you know when I think of one

    Cons

    Lousy managers
    Limited parking
    Grotesque working conditions overly cramped
    Obnoxious coworkers
    No tolerance for any kind of expression of concerns
    Minimal training

    Advice to Management

    Inform potential employees up front of how bad a place this is to work

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