FGL Sports Ltd. Employee Reviews

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New ownership was unfortunate.
Category Manager – Apparel & Footwear (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 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.
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3.0
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It's stereotypical retail
Assistant Manager/Department Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Ontario, Canada4 February 2019
Can be fun at times when things are going smoothly but can be very quick to become stressful. Not enough to support to create a positive customer experience
Cons
Expected overtime
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5.0
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Great company culture
Web Designer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 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.
Pros
Sport Chek & Atmosphere discounts, gym, many sports lifestyle perks
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4.0
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The best first step you can make
Sales Advisor (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC29 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.
Pros
possibly the finest mentors one could ask for
Cons
not a great pay for the level of stress you are constantly put in through work
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4.0
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Overall a good place to work.
System Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 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.
Pros
Teams generally worked well together
Cons
Workload often involved lots of after-hours support
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4.0
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Get to talk about the outdoors, fun environment
Various Positions (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC23 January 2019
Great place to work for part time students. Get to talk about the things you love about the outdoors. Makes you want to spend more time outside with the proper equipment.
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Not worth your sweat.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 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.
Pros
Burning a ton of calories.
Cons
Absolutely Everything.
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Unbalanced and over-worked environment
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 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.
Pros
Discounts on stores
Cons
It will squeeze your life out
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3.0
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Fun and interesting place to work
Sales Associate- Sportchek (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 December 2018
Lot's of changes and there is at times a lack of communication and a lack of employee satisfaction. Schedules are up in advanced but there are at times a lack of employees
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5.0
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Great place to work with.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON14 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.
Pros
Well paid job.
Cons
Not enough hours at the moment.
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Clothing Associate (Current Employee) –  Pickering, ON12 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.
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3.0
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Dramatic switch in work hours with only 2 days notice
DevOps Support Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 October 2018
Didn't work there very long. Management was very bad and unorganized. As well had a dramatic shift in work hours from days to night with only 2 days notice ( Friday, new hours Monday )
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5.0
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good and friendly work environment with benefits
Reach Truck Operator (Current Employee) –  SE calgary Industrial17 October 2018
very good company to work with, with freindly environment and excellent benefits program incorporated with lots of team activities and cultural programs, social group activities and lots more..
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3.0
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Ce que j'ai appris
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  Laval, QC18 September 2018
J'ai appris chez FGL les aspects du Retail de l'achat jusqu'à la vente du produit. J'ai aussi appris a travailler dans un réseau franchisé
Pros
Grande autonomie
Cons
Avancement très difficile
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4.0
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Change in ownership
Executive Assistant/Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 September 2018
Great place to work, great culture, great people. Change from the top down and a re-shift led to changes in employment. Overall a wonderful company and a fun place to work.
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3.0
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Was great, now not so much.
Various Positions (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 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.
Pros
Good people, discount
Cons
low starting pay, small increases
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1.0
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tottal lies and deceptions
Forklift Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 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
Pros
no pros
Cons
the list goes on and on
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4.0
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Nice place to work, great salary.
E-Comm Team Member (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 September 2018
Depending on which department you work at, your experience at FGL will differ. Warehouse jobs can be fun here or very repetitive. Administrative jobs are easy, labour jobs are tough.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
Warehouse atmosphere
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5.0
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productive
team member (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON12 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.
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4.0
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Good sporting company with good culture
Retail Audit Analyst (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 July 2018
I have been with FGL sports which is the number one sporting company for 3 years, FGL is has its really casual working environment with really good company culture, and its still growing.
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