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Fanatics Marketing Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2019

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  1. "Senior Marketing Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture with an awesome team

    Cons

    None. Awesome place. Highly recommend

    Fanatics2018-10-22
  2. "Fanatics is awesome place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-growing company, great work culture, dynamic industry, good perks

    Cons

    Occasionally have to put in the extra hours

    Fanatics2018-03-27
  3. "Email Marketing Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Email Marketing Specialist in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fanatics for less than a year

    Pros

    Have learned a lot over the past month and have been given opportunities to prove myself. Flexible to needs (coming in a little early/leaving a little early), also has a snack bar.

    Cons

    Some days can be slow work-wise which can be a little boring.

    Advice to Management

    Great job! Thank you, Linda!

    Fanatics2017-10-12
  4. "Great place to work - sports + ecommerce = amazing!"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sports is an amazing vertical Fast pace keeps it interesting Rapid growth means lot of opportunities Fun people make every day fun to come to work

    Cons

    Lots of change, need to keep pace Need to keep growing every day Has been turnover from some long time employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!

    Fanatics2016-09-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "By Fans, For Fans"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fanatics for more than a year

    Pros

    Fanatics is one of the best companies I have ever worked for. My manager truly cares for making my job interesting and my peers are some of the best. The workplace is casual, our CEO is accessible and the work environment is great. Our offices are moving from San Francisco to San Mateo which means of a lot of change but I hear the new offices are much better than what we have today.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, especially the employee contribution part. But we hear changes are coming. I'd also like to see more training and development opportunities for employees.

    Advice to Management

    The leaders at Fanatics make this an exciting place to work. Hope this continues as I'd like to stay here for the long term.

    Fanatics2016-06-25
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Like college, but worse!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fanatics

    Pros

    You can sit at your desk while listening to podcasts and watching videos all day and no one will be any the wiser. You don't have to worry about that pesky ladder of success getting in your way, unless you kiss butt all day, every day, speak like you just got an MBA from JU or have any Delta Chi brothers who work there. Like to meet new people? Cool! You'll see a new CEO or President every couple of years or so. Free...

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    Cons

    Did you belong to a frat or a sorority? Then THIS is the place for you! Cliquish to the max! If you ain't one of the cool kids, you'll know when you don't get promoted after a couple years, but the newest employees move right on up. Study your business speak, so you'll know just what the heck upper management is talking about. "What's our net net?" "Deliverables" "All Hands on Deck" "Low hanging fruit"

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company. Move to San Francisco and stop pretending you care about Jackosnville.

    Fanatics2016-01-11
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Mediocre Company At Best - Falls Short of Being a Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to e-commerce and marketing technology. A lot of people in the comments below say that working in sports is a pro, but working here is more like working in an online retail operation that happens to sell sports merchandise. May be a beneficial environment to learn in if you're wanting to get into e-commerce. - The Fort Lauderdale and San Francisco offices are nice - Some years you receive an annual bonus

    Cons

    - Low salary (unless you're an exec) - Pretty weak benefits and a poor HR team - High burn out rates. Holiday shopping season is huge for the business, so you'll be working around the clock during November and December. Plus, you'll be working during every semi major sporting event. Even in off-peak season, the business is viewed through a very short-term lens and is managed as if in crisis mode. - Extremely...

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    Advice to Management

    - Invest in growing the brand. Competitors have way more brand awareness. There's only so much a consumer-facing company can do without a brand. - Stop hiring so many execs from faltering tech companies. There's a reason why they're faltering and it has a lot to do with the poor leadership and/or incompetence from the execs you are now hiring. - Be honest with your non-California employees about their futures. With...

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    Fanatics2015-08-17
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment to learn and grow professionally"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PEOPLE and CULTURE I worked with many intelligent and passionate people. There is never a dull moment when you combine sports and e-commerce. The fast-paced environment presents many opportunities to learn and exercise new skills. Many opportunities present themselves to peak performers with a high degree of emotional intelligence. Being proactive, working well with others, and over-delivering on expected results is...

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    Cons

    A lot of significant change over the past few years. Integration of existing teams and corporate restructuring can be very challenging for anyone not open to constant change and making measurable contributions to improving operations and performance. CULTURE Varies from department to department. If this is important to you, use the interview process to get a feel for the culture of your specific department and its...

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    Advice to Management

    Doug Mack and the senior leadership team are very smart and very approachable. They often have to make tough decisions but do so with a good balance between what's good for the business and what's good for the employees.

    Fanatics2015-03-09
  9. "Great Company, sadly no longer around"

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    Former Employee - Email Marketing in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fanatics

    Pros

    Great management, open to ideas, ability to manage up.

    Cons

    No Bonuses and sometimes sketchy benefits

    Fanatics2015-01-14
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Life sentence."

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just about the only positive about working here is the 30% discount and maybe the relaxed dress code. And I have a short commute.

    Cons

    There is no trust here. Management does not seek the opinion of lower level workers. Putting in extra hours is required, but going above and beyond - thinking for yourself to improve your own performance and make a difference for the company - is either shrugged off or outright discouraged. There is no opportunity to grow professionally, so the longer one stays with Fanatics, the harder it becomes to procure employment...

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    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. The reason "engergize marketing" has to be a top directive for 2014 is because you have beaten the energy out of any potential innovators.

    Fanatics2014-06-23
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