Category Manager (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 February 2019
FGL Sports is a diverse employer with great advancement opportunity but little formal training. It can be an exciting work environment but may not be suitable for those that need structure in their day to day work.
Category Manager – Apparel & Footwear (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 February 2019
Once new ownership took over the atmosphere, culture and everyday work experience changed dramatically. Employees became a number and were replaceable. Many of the people that grew the company into what it was were shown the door or moved out.
Web Designer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 February 2019
FGL has a great company culture and it really motivates their employees to do great work for them. Selling more online than anyone else in Calgary, this company is an excellent representation of success in Calgary.
Sport Chek & Atmosphere discounts, gym, many sports lifestyle perks
Sales Advisor (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 29 January 2019
Jobs at store level can teach you important life lessons that you'd never expect to gain from a retail job. Management will break their backs to give you the tools to succeed, even in the face of poor communication passed down from head office.
possibly the finest mentors one could ask for
not a great pay for the level of stress you are constantly put in through work
System Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 January 2019
I learned a lot of new and valuable skill. Most everyone collaborated and helped one another to resolve issues and to help out the Business. I also learned Agile project management and DevOps methodology.
Teams generally worked well together
Workload often involved lots of after-hours support
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 January 2019
Working for these pieces of dog excrement was 6 agonizing months that I am never getting back. A total waste of time. Laid off at the exact same time that management promotes temporary workers to take your place. Zero accountability. Management operates as numbskull zombies. Getting yelled at by a fresh-off-the-boat clown was the usual day. Working full-time hours, but won't recognize you as full-time employee. Zero Benefits, Zero room for advancement. Total Dead-End. Was tempted to quit about 852 times before getting unfairly laid off. Awesome.
Product Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 December 2018
This Company is building its success at the expense of over-exploiting its employees. Top management will not stop demanding more while the well-being of employees is not taken into account. Things like moving from a location to a new one has to be done by the actual employees with no help from Management which seems to be more interested in bringing friends to the top levels with little to no attention to the experience senior employees have to offer.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 14 November 2018
I have been working with this company for the past 5 years. Definitely the best job I've had so far. The people are great to work with, the management is good and the overall work environment is by far the best I've worked in.
Clothing Associate (Current Employee) – Pickering, ON – 12 November 2018
Maintaining Clothing standards and assisting all customers that come to the store with finding what they are looking for. Providing excellent customer service is exactly what I provided to each and every customer that walked in the door.
Various Positions (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 September 2018
You'll hear the word 'culture' thrown around quite a bit but it's rare to see it in action. Everything that made the office unique has been disappearing, which is unfortunate as this was how they always justified the low starting salaries.
Expect 1-2% raises a year (if anything at all) even if your department or the company has a stellar year.
Almost everyone who made the company what it is today has been let go over the last few years and replaced with Canadian Tire transplants. Even though FGL is a CTC subsidiary expect drastically lower pay compared to what your peers at the CTC office make for the same role.
Forklift Driver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 September 2018
wow what a dishonest company no growth no potential to move up I was with the company for 5 years on a promise if I did coaching and team lead work down the road I would get it last day of employment went to the office and got a severance package with out cause they have a standard there and mission goals but none are true its not what u know or bring to the table but who u know and who u blow for advancement
team member (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 12 September 2018
A typical work day at FGL is very hands on and very straight forwards. Everyday we are given a task that is something new or something we haven't completed from the day before. Ive learnt to manage time and have really good communication skills with the time working at this company. The most enjoyable part of this job is the people who we work with and the help and honestness that comes with it.