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Fanatics Buyer Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2019

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Fanatics CEO Doug Mack
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  1. "Assistant-Buyer @ Fanatics"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Relaxed/open environment -Opportunities to grow with the company -If you're a true sports fanatic this is the place for you -Great amenities -Flexible schedules -Progressive company/takes care of employees

    Cons

    Not much of a training program but that's something that's in the works. Also have to take some work home with you so sometimes hard to separate work life from home life.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Fanatics2017-11-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growing pains, but a fun job"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DTO Free bagels on fridays Great benefits and employee discount Some of the staff is friendly and want you to succeed You’re working in sports If you ignore the cliques and just focus on work, it can be a great job

    Cons

    Growing pains obvious...we keep getting new deals but don’t always have the support we need and sometimes the merch team is overworked to make up for it Technology and systems need an upgrade Training program is still a work in progress, and if you go to managers for advice they will give you different advice Some managers micromanage Culture issues, sometimes the office feels like you’re in high school (very cliquey)...

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    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have the personnel to support these new huge deals you take on, and listen to what your employees are telling you. Fanatics can be a great place to work. Invest in better systems...we have way too many tech issues Reevaluate pay...you’ll lose great employees if you can’t afford to pay what they deserve

    Fanatics2019-02-28
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great employees not valued"

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    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fanatics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in sports, casual dress code.

    Cons

    Low pay, no career development, incompetent managers/leadership. Employees are over-worked. Job responsibilities are added without additional headcount or pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they're worth. Allow them to have visibility to leadership when necessary. Give credit where credit is due.

    Fanatics2018-04-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Unrivaled culture and team atmosphere

    Cons

    Internal network can be slow at times

    Fanatics2017-06-13
  5. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing Company. Good People to work with

    Cons

    Growing pains and old systems

    Fanatics2017-01-26
  6. "Growing Company"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fanatics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot of great people and vendors while living in FL, and dealing with sports teams.

    Cons

    Company is having huge growth with a lot of new deals being made, this makes it very tough on the employees as work doubles and deadlines are extremely tight to satisfy clients needs. Team licensed focused so there are many days with late hours due to the dynamic of the business.

    Fanatics2016-11-07
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just started recently and the company has made me truly like a part of their family, Great on-boarading process and gives you the necessary tools to succeed in the job, causal work environment, great people with great personalities, Company is growing day by day so there is plenty of room for growth

    Cons

    Only 6 paid holidays a year, can't take paid time off for the first 90 days, can't start saving into a 401k with the company during the first year of employment

    Fanatics2016-06-30
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fanatics full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Always involved in the sports world.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits. Pay is significantly under average pay for my position. Only given 10 PTO days total for sick and vacation days. No maternity leave. Not much room for growth.

    Fanatics2016-03-22
  9. Helpful (2)

    "False promises AVOID"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fanatics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bar and pool table Talented colleagues; however they have either left or are leaving

    Cons

    The US Parent company Dated systems - all botched together Expected to work 24/7 Sexual harassment - HR Many staff paid off to keep quiet

    Advice to Management

    It’s fundamentally flawed and only getting worse- leave now!

    Fanatics2018-12-03

    Fanatics Response

    December 5, 2018

    Fanatics maintains a strong policy prohibiting all forms of unlawful discrimination, including sex harassment. We would very much like to investigate your concern, but will need more information in order to do so. If you are comfortable, please contact any member of Human Resources ...

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