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FGL Sports Reviews

Updated 4 July, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great environment (dress code, gym on site, cafeteria on site) even though it's not that uncommon to find in other companies" (in 6 reviews)

  • "The benefits are really good in terms of employee discount" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work load are increasing due to a greater integration with Canadian Tire and senior management who only truly understands the wholesale business" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Don't believe their bull about work/life balance" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FGL Sports part-time

    Pros

    Safe working environment and supportive management

    Cons

    Lack of hours, and limited opportunities for growth


  2. "Project Manage"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FGL Sports full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits at Sportcheck, Marks and Canadian Tire
    work
    Team

    Cons

    Always under the gun at the company

  3. "Great workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FGL Sports full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, with good management

    Cons

    Nothing negative about this place


  4. "A decent place to work, but is soul crushing in it's lack of upwards mobility, and the inconsistent enforcement of rules"

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    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Brampton, ON

    I have been working at FGL Sports full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great compensation
    - RRSP matching, and decent benefits

    Cons

    - Nepotism
    - Inconsistent enforcement of rules, likely to pick and choose who is disciplined and who gets away with improper behavior
    - No room for upwards advancement


  5. "Product Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Product Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Product Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FGL Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented company.
    Promotes work/ life balance.
    Working here is more like a training camp, you learn the most and make as many connections as you can within the company . Lots of talent

    Cons

    Pays below standard. High stress level as you move up in retail which is common


  6. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FGL Sports full-time

    Pros

    Nothing that replaces the sanity and happiness lost.

    Cons

    No worklife balance. Awful pay. Dysfunctional management. Sweatshop.

    Advice to Management

    Why? Just why? This place is so awful to work at. Enjoy golf.


  7. "Hardgoods associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount
    Good accountability
    Hard working culture

    Cons

    Very high expectations
    Tendencie for management to micromanage

    Advice to Management

    Maintain good relationship with employees

  8. "Ain't what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FGL Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office space, decent amenities (yoga studio, cross-fit gym, normal gym), fitness classes, indoor bike storage, good discount that you can share with friends and family.

    Cons

    Company culture is dying by the day, executive keep employees in the dark over major and minor changes, little to no leadership from managers, cafeteria is run by a company that provides food for prison inmates, cafeteria is no cheaper than just going out, compensation is very low and difficult to discuss, feels like Canadian Tire is taking over and pushing everyone out.

    Advice to Management

    Major changes are needed our FGL is going to continue to lose people on mass. The "perks" that made up for the low salary are not the same as they used to be and your discount should not be included as part of your overall compensation.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "ADVERTISING"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Production in Laval, QC
    Former Employee - Advertising Production in Laval, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FGL Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Insurance plan, employee rebate, big company, gym and classes, university courses paid.

    Cons

    Constant change of direction that causes a lot of unnecessary work for the team. Upper management relies on agency campaigns and managers confidence in meetings to judge and has no idea of the lack of leadership and level of competence in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should send someone full time for a certain period of time to really see what's going on and make necessary changes if needed. Not only by relying on the managers statements.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FGL Sports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and great people. There are great facilities for training including a cross fit and standard gym as well as a Yoga studio. There is a great discount at Sport Chek and Atmosphere store and a moderate Canadian Tire / Marks discount.

    Cons

    You play second fiddle to Canadian Tire. Work load are increasing due to a greater integration with Canadian Tire and senior management who only truly understands the wholesale business. Bureaucracy is valued more over getting things done quickly and correctly. Be expected to have to get approval on business decisions from a number of AVP's and the decision making process to take a significant amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your customers. The customers for your Canadian Tire segments differ significantly from your Mark's and Sport Chek customers. Trying to force your customers to businesses they don't want to go to will only lose you customers.


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