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productive and fun work place
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) –  Thornhill, ON, Richmond hill on , New-market ON8 January 2018
i have worked for this company for almost 8 years now, i have yet to find someone i disliked working with. everyone is great part- time , Full-time , Management and above are all wonderful.

they are always helping you grow as a person and in the company and are very flexible with hours and help balance your school life and personal.
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Good co-workers corporation doesn't have a clue
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON2 January 2018
The people who work really hard are rewarded with more work and get paid the same amount as the people who slack. There is no incentive to work hard seeing as how most people aren't looking to move up because once again the incentive to move up is not appealing whatsoever.
Pros
Good employee discount program and great co-workers
Cons
Lack of incentive
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Times have Changed
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 November 2017
FGL used to be a great place to work, times have changed and so has the company.

Great place to work as a stepping stone to learn many things that will help you progress in the future.
Pros
great discount, very laid back enviroment
Cons
poor management, short breaks, no room for progression.
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Great place to work
Returns and Warranty (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON12 October 2017
Typical day is steady and productive- results oriented
Organization is key
Great team of managers
Pretty much a loner but the culture is varied
Hardest part of the job is timing!
Best part is having a great manager and getting quick results for tasks
Pros
Great job, great manager
Cons
workplace politics
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Its Retail
Sport Chek, Clothing Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  London, ON20 September 2017
At the end of the day, FGL sports and SportChek are no different than any other retail experience. The managers are okay, however its retail and so the pay is poor.
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Great company to work for
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON9 September 2017
Great work environment, fast-paced, overall positive culture. Management is supportive. Learning various processes in logistics and supply chain. Team dynamic.
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Stressful work place
End User Services Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 August 2017
management seems to like to keep staff on edge.
Company is owned by Canadian Tire and there is no concern for the culture or working environment there,
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Great workplace enviroment!
Costumer Service (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 August 2017
There is always something to be done at work. One is always kept busy with costumers, clothing, and tasks. Management is key to having a great workplace environment and that is what FGL has.
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good company to start your career
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 July 2017
FGL Sports is a great company. They offer equal opportunity and there is room for advancement.

It is a good company for young people who are starting a career. It is a faced paced environment but management is very easy going, cooperative and understanding.

Enjoyable working environment and the people are great.
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One of the best companies I've ever worked for in my life
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 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.
Pros
A very diverse and respectful workforce. A great place to work permanently.
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Productive and fun environment
Ecommerce Team Member (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 June 2017
FGL Sports is an amazing workplace with opportunities to grow within the company. I enjoy working there and find the people I work with to be extremely kind.
Pros
Great teamwork
Cons
No overtime
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No breaks when you work 5 hrs and management is rude
Footwear Associate (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 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.
Pros
Discount Card
Cons
No break
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Good workplace, high place, high stress
Change Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 May 2017
Good company to work for, amazing benefits and good work culture. High paced and constantly changed work environment require you to always be on your toes and ready to react at a moments notice.
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Productive and fun place to work with others.
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON3 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.
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No advancement, poor wages, IT is treated like a money hole.
IT (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 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.
Pros
Cafeteria, if you're not relegated to the other building (like IT)
Cons
Everything else. It's every IT horror story rolled into one.
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It was okay
Footwear Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON17 April 2017
Managers could have been more professional in terms of day to day communication, very hectic people. Store is very slow which makes for long shifts. Hardest part of the job was inventory.
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Nice environment to work
Warehouse Person (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON13 April 2017
full energy and ready to start a day with cool exercises after the daily meeting, eager to get to the daily quota, management is good and very informative i really enjoy working in this company,
Pros
pizza lunch sometimes
Cons
bathroom is far away
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fun people
File Clerk (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 April 2017
One of the most friendliest places I have ever worked. The first day people got to know me and introduced me to others. So much support for life and work.
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fun workplace
Order Picker/Packer/E commerce (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON4 March 2017
Fun workplace productive all are very nice and helpful. was close to home. I enjoy working there. clean place. used R F scanner to pick orders.
Pros
discount card
Cons
normal hours
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Great people to work with. Immature process make it difficult. Barriers between groups are evident.
Project Manager - Frontline Systems (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 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.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Immature processes
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