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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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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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Great work environment
(Sportchek) - Hardgoods Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON22 February 2017
Great staff, friendly, informative and fun. I would recommend a career at FGL Sports to anyone interested in this field.
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Poor work life balance
Test lead (Current Employee) –  SE Calgary22 January 2017
When the times come to a crunch, there is no work-life balance.
We were required to work weekend and long hours for the past 4 months.
Same on the previous project.
Pros
Good salary, good people
Cons
Long hours, weekends
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Great place to start a career
Systems Analyst\Admiistrator (Current Employee) –  Welland, Ontario16 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.
Pros
Excellent work atmosphere
Cons
Must work holiday's if stores open in other provinces
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Friendly co-worker
Quality Assurance Analyst (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 December 2016
FGL is a good and friendly working environment. You can get support from other team easily. Working culture in FGL/Marks are very relaxing and fun.
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Great peopleto workwith,flexible scheduling
Department manager (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB14 December 2016
Customer service based, flexible scheduling for school or sports. work mostly nights, weekends, holidays. room for advancement for the right individual. not a minumum wage company
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