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Fanatics Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is the best company that I have ever worked for in the last 12 years of my development background. Great benefits package Work from home ability Getting to work on new projects and new technologies Kind of sort of Agile methodology with Sprint work increments Work hard play hard culture Ability to move up the ladder (depending on what you are hired as.. title/pay)

    Cons

    Work life balance kind of sucks. We are expected to be connected even after hours via our personal phones using Slack. Open office floor plan makes it very difficult to focus and get any work done. The projects often change direction, or are completely nixed in the last home stretch. The business changes their mind every 30 seconds (typical) Projects will change direction will change abruptly in the home stretch,...

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    Advice to Management

    Stay transparent with your employees on the status of the company and hire some project managers.

    Fanatics2019-06-21
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    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tech stack, opportunity to develop yourself, cool office, nice people!

    Cons

    Long hours some time doing support.

    Advice to Management

    Give feedback more often

    Fanatics2018-04-29
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    "Ok place to work ...at best"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, Easy going co-workers.

    Cons

    If you are expecting to grow your career here forget about it unless you are good at politics. People you know are more important than what you can do. There is a severe lack in transparency when it comes to employee evaluations. Most good engineers leave since they do not see any challenging opportunities. The scale of the problems isn't large enough to challenge your abilities. A lot of the projects are hacks...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Make sure people are hired to fit the role not the the other way around where roles are changed to match the people.

    Fanatics2017-08-29
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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great startup work environment and fast response to queries.

    Cons

    Takes time for engineering staff to get access to various development related tools. At most three days.

    Fanatics2016-10-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Tech Stack and People"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and technology (Elasticsearch, Couchbase, PostgreSQL). Some very smart and talented developers and QA folks. Reasonably fun work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability and "blamestorming". We used to call it "Fantics", because there's no "a" (for accountability) in Fanatics. Moving lots of tech to the west coast under new leadership. CEO and CTO seem like great people.

    Advice to Management

    Would have been cheaper and more cost effective to keep all of your development over on the east coast instead of San Fran!

    Fanatics2016-11-03
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