One of the best companies I've ever worked for in my life
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 June 2017
I am still employed at this company and I have a second job. The work atmosphere at FGL is heaven compared to any other place I've worked at here in Canada, including my current second job. I love going to work everyday. Managers, Supervisors and Team members are respectful and friendly. The work is not too hard and the compensation is good.
A very diverse and respectful workforce. A great place to work permanently.
No breaks when you work 5 hrs and management is rude
Footwear Associate (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 May 2017
The new managers only schedule the people they know and ignore the ones they don't know, resulting in a large drop in hours for many existing employees. This is very hard as many people who work for FGL are students.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 May 2017
Always the same thing day in and day out. Managed very well also an enjoyable place to work hard and see nice people everyday. Best part about working at FGL meeting some amazing people and the hardest part was keeping up with the work sometimes.
No advancement, poor wages, IT is treated like a money hole.
IT (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 April 2017
This job at the very least tided me over through the worst of the recession but that's about where the good part of my review ends.
IT leadership is terrible/non-existant on a good day. Its so bad that if the business asks for something IT just does it, regardless of the cost or already having solutions to fill those needs. they say jump, IT says how high, all cause some VP somewhere wants some report done in some specific application instead of using the existing crystal reports or BI.
The entire system is so fragmented. There's like 9 or 10 different monitoring frameworks in use... again, because IT is incapable of telling the business to use the already existing tools.
There is NO redundancy, period. One HVAC failure will bring down the datacenter (and did, multiple times) But the business is unwilling to pay to have things done right, and unwilling to give IT any power to tell them how things should be done.
If you're in any kind of support role you will be called out, literally every night cause everything is a P2, cause the business said so.
Job advancement is next to non-existent.
Wages are super low unless you're a manager.
I haven't been able to take a vacation in 2 years.
Don't do it.
Cafeteria, if you're not relegated to the other building (like IT)
Everything else. It's every IT horror story rolled into one.
Great people to work with. Immature process make it difficult. Barriers between groups are evident.
Project Manager - Frontline Systems (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 March 2017
Great people to work with. Immature process make it difficult. Barriers between groups are evident. Great benefits and an excellent work/life balance. Onsite gym and personal trainer available to everyone.
Systems Analyst\Admiistrator (Current Employee) – Welland, Ontario – 16 January 2017
Can't go wrong here as FGL and Marks's are both owned by Canadian Tire and they treat their employees in a very dignified way. Regular reviews by management helps identify your weaknesses and they work with you to improve whatever deficiencies are identified. Also, full cafeteria that is subsidized so meals are healthy and generally less that $5.00 a meal (home cooked). Coffee and tea are available in different flavors and are no charge at all times.
Excellent work atmosphere
Must work holiday's if stores open in other provinces