Fanatics

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Fanatics Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love the Company and the People I work with. Relax work place

    Cons

    Poor Management - no communication or care for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am currently seeking new employment. A quote from Doug "People don't leave the Company, They leave their manager." Pay attention the the little people and improve the management of the company. You want the employees to like working at Fanatics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    All company cares about is growing - not the employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The fact that the company is a Sports retailer
    Dress code
    PTO policy
    Co-workers
    Location

    Cons

    Company only cares about the executive team and growing the bottom line. Over the past years, they have bought competitor companies and closed offices, where many good, talented, professional people were laid off and given a crappy severance package. They've hired more top level executives. Company is filled with divisional presidents and vice presidents. HR cannot keep quiet about anything brought to them in confidence, They talk about the importance of the people that work there - but actions aren't the same as words.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show the employees of this company that you care about them! Action over words

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible, worst employment experience ever.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Fanatics

    Pros

    Sports environment, casual dress code.

    Cons

    unrealistic expectation from upper management. Little to no concern for the employees, pays well below the average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire most of the upper mgmt. Listen to the people doing the work that built your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None really. Job is temp and the people in management are horrible to work with.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, came through as a Randstad agent and this is my first time working through a temp agency and I will never do it again

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Rubbish managers creating hostile work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fanatics as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    You take home a paycheck and there is no dress code.

    Cons

    It is amazing how some people get to keep their job no matter what they do or how they behave at a workplace. A prime example of this is this potty mouthed, egotistic development manager with serious mental issues. People like these who lack basic managerial skills are running the company to the ground by misrepresenting subordinates to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at retention rates under managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a joke!

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

    I have been working at Fanatics

    Pros

    Casual dress code, surrounded by sports all the time.

    Cons

    Anyone who loves to be immersed in sports at all times would be thrilled to work here, but if you're in search of more than just that, I suggest looking elsewhere.

    This company underpays and overworks their employees at all levels. There isn't much opportunity for advancement. Executive leadership is extremely disorganized and only focused on personal profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some respect for your employees who work long hours to make you look good. Stop treating your subordinates like they are disposable and you wouldn't see so much turnover. Live up to the values and mission of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fanatics is a fun place to work and I felt like I was part of a family there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader for the Audit Department in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Team Leader for the Audit Department in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Fanatics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is great opportunities for advancement at Fanatics, as well as, terrific benefits.

    Cons

    You have to adapt to the many required overtime hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just continue to be fair to your employees, as you have in the past.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wants to be a great company but has a ways to go.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun industry, some great people, good benefits, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Serious lack of cross departmental communication, archaic technology, rarely see the company values being exemplified amongst leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine leadership across the company and keep up the company wide communication.

  10.  

    I want it to be the place i retire but, they keep giving me reason not to.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Sports and complacency if thats what your look for

    Cons

    no much upward movement from entry level employees. Been in warehouse for years no opportunities. In all areas of company you hear the samething sadly. Senior leaders are very questionable but, new CEO seems to notice this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop true advancement opportunities across the company. make it performance based to make sure it fair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    No professionalism whatsoever!

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

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time

    Pros

    Wear what you want to work - no, I mean literally...get up...shower (if you like) and throw on something. Shorts, t-shirts and flip flops are welcomed here!

    No drug tests here! Come as you are...you'll fit right in with the leadership.

    Cons

    New CEO lacks professionalism...first day on the job and he was already swearing. At our company townhall meetings he dropped the f-bomb 3 times! When I'm at work, I expect professionalism out of my co-workers but if the CEO curses like a sailor then what can I expect out of the people under him?

    No processes in place which causes the company to stay in panic and reaction mode

    HR is a joke...they allow all of the unprofessionalism to go on. They don't enforce anything. You are too scared to confide in them about any issues because they are buddy buddy with leadership and the evil witches who work in the office only come onto the floor to fire folks.

    Company will continue to grow only because a new sports fan is born everyday...not because of anything special they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees...wait...why bother...they don't listen!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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