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Fanatics Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  • Laid back dress code, discount on merchandise (in 29 reviews)

  • Benefits are nice and so is casual dress (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant-Buyer @ Fanatics"

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

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (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!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fanatics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, too much alcohol around the company floor

    Cons

    Management are not on top of things, they always needed to be reminded and pushed so they ca get the stuff done or approved.

    Advice to Management

    In order to do our jobs you also need to do your job.

  3. "Be fanatical about working or get out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced with new challenges each day.

    There aren’t many layers of management which helps as far as escalating ideas or issues to people who can help.

    DTO does allow for flexibility to take days off.

    Cons

    Salaried/hourly employees are treated as a commodities and not people. It’s almost an unspoken rule for upper management to have been in the military and you will be treated as you’d expect to be by former military officers, as a grunt.

    Turnover is very high making the lives of those left behind. Average tenure here has to be well under two years. Teams will have well over half of them turnover each year with upper management changes on top of that as well. Not uncommon to have several new managers throughout a year due to turnover.
       - In order to save money most of these opening will not be filled until Q4 if at all meaning your off peak that they advertise as a time to recoup and use your DTO Is spent doing 2-3 jobs at once making taking a vacation very tough. It’s a strategy they openly employ each year.

    Training/Development. There is none. If you are coming from a different role/industry or trying to start your career do not expect much in the way of training. There’s no formal process in place and most people are too busy to help for long. This issue is made worse by how many people are hired during Q4 when current employees are at their busiest. Many people spend the first 3-4 months with little guidance or help and later on discover they have many blind spots in their skills as they were never properly shown the spectrum of their responsibilities.

    Work life balance. The flexibility provided by DTO is nice but work life balance is a struggle. While the employee handbook lists 6 holidays you will end up working most of them. Many people who were here when DTO was rolled out did not switch off PTO as they felt it was the only guarantee to time off at this company. I don’t know almost anyone who has taken off more than 5-10 days this year with DTO. Many places allow 14 days PTO anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Set people up to succeed and think about your employees as people.


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in North Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours, plus pay and benefits

    Cons

    Hassle, real military style environment

    Advice to Management

    Get back to employers faster about applications.


  5. "Packing"

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

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its easy and sometimes we don't have work

    Cons

    They yell and don't respect u


  6. "Human Resources Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fanatics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount, sports affiliated, and peak season.

    Cons

    Poor management, leadership and organized across-the-board.

    Advice to Management

    Review Management's performance just as thorough as the FC employees are scrutinized. Leaders should always lead by example and set the standard -not receive free passes for actions hourly associates are terminated on the spot for.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "One of the best places I've ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Whenever people ask me what I like about working at Fanatics during interviews and such, I have a ready answer: the company cares about its people. For a short period I was unhappy with my role and the team I was on. I voiced that, and they found me something that was a better fit, rather than saying "tough beans, do it or find something else." Also, we have lots of employees in Florida. During the recent hurricanes, the message to those employees was "take care of yourself and your family, and take care of work when those are done."

    I've never had another job where I really felt like my bosses have my best interest in mind. I feel like in general in the modern day you can't. I do here. They're looking for opportunities to help me grow and advance in my career.

    From a tech perspective, it's an exciting time to be here as it feels like a startup, but we're not worried about where our next round of funding is coming from.

    The work culture is very much "get your work done." The expectation is 40 hrs/wk, and I've literally had a manager say "you should take more time off." There's a real understanding here that people do their best work when they're not burnt out.

    Finally, we have several layers of management, but it feels very flat. The CTO will book 1-1s with you if you need/want it. The culture, at least in the tech department, is great in that way.

    Cons

    On the flip side of that positive note, it sometimes feels like a startup combined with a bureaucracy. There are lots of tools we have to use because a higher up says so but those teams are agile and the tools are not fully developed, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You've made a great place to work where employees feel empowered.

  8. "ehhhhh"

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

    I have been working at Fanatics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment build bonds advance quickly

    Cons

    Good old boy system my boss has no idea what his job or his direct reports job requires and got a management position because he is long time friends with the director


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Dsyfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Operations Management in Frazeysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Management in Frazeysburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fanatics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the hourly associates and the work ethic of the majority of them. Great idea to capitalize on the sports crazy public.

    Cons

    Military style management which they brought to fanatics from Amazon. bad location to attract the temp help needed each season

    Advice to Management

    Remember that people skills go much further than knowing why productivity is off by one tenth of a percent.


  10. "ok job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fanatics full-time

    Pros

    stable steady income for me

    Cons

    not really any cons to list


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