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Working At Fanatics

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Working At Fanatics

Transforming the licensed sports industry one day at a time, Fanatics uses an e-commerce model to quickly design, manufacture and distribute nothing less than high-quality fan gear. The gear is provided across retail channels to better serve the expectations of leagues, teams, fans and retailers. Located in Boulder, Colorado the company not only strives to change the retail sports industry, but also provides a work culture that employees are excited about coming into.

Diving Into the Values at Fanatics

First thing's first. It is not a requirement to love sports in order to work there. The industry-leading, international, privately held company works out of a casual lofty office in Downtown Boulder. They pride themselves on continuing a startup culture without all of the pitfalls.

"Working at the Fanatics Boulder office makes for a great workday. Throughout the day it's easy to maintain a balance of concentrating on work, communicating with my team, and taking a break for lunch or a walk," said Jeff, QE Engineer. "I really enjoy being able to work in a modern office setting with nice equipment, snacks, and friendly co-workers."

The Leadership at Fanatics

You'll Be a Fan of the Company Leaders

The leadership team at Fanatics is always looking for ways to effectively discuss the company's vision with employees. Through the company's storytime meetings, the team is able to share their weekly progress and comment on issues that popped up that week. It also gives them a platform to ask questions. Then they discuss the upcoming projects and what everyone will be working on the next week.

"I go through overviews of each of our top priorities, discuss the business needs and objectives, then open it up to questions, which help me better define the user story criteria," said Ryan Lee, Senior Product Manager of Mobile Applications.

The company also hosts quarterly reviews to discuss the bigger picture. These meetings tackle project planning and large objectives. This allows the team to identify any major milestones and feature releases. "When architecting a solution, we allow each team the ability to choose the correct tool for the situation," said Jim, Director of Branded Engineering. "We do not force them to use any particular languages or technologies. The teams have found that creating lightweight POCs frequently turn into full-fledged solutions rather quickly."

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The Team at Fanatics

You Learn Something New Every Day

Mentorship is a normal, everyday thing at Fanatics. Senior-level employees encourage team members to ask questions when they don't understand something. They want team members to know it's OK to not know the answer to everything. Even if it's that you don't know how to use a certain technology. To help out a bit more, the company provides a significant education fund for employees to use toward educational courses, conferences and purchasing books or video content.

"I've been with Fanatics 15 months. I've learned three new languages. I became a go-to person in our office for AWS and DevOps skills. I've influenced code quality standards, architecture, and what frameworks and languages we use," said Dave, Software Engineer. "We are encouraged to continually learn and grow, and given agency to put our new skills to use in meaningful ways."

We had a recent product migration that didn't go as planned. I reluctantly sent a late-night invite (which I personally dislike doing) to not only my team members but the team leads for two other groups where we recognized dependencies. Not only did everyone join the call and start contributing immediately, but they all stayed for the entirety of the release and invited additional team members they felt could provide more insights into our problems. I can't say I half expected anyone to join, let alone participate in such a way that we were able to overcome seemingly enormous problems. - lee

"We collaborate using a lot of methods depending on which area of the business that we need to talk to. Most tech-focused teams rally around Slack conversations. Discussions outside of the tech team tend to use more traditional channels like email, video, Jira, and Git. People from other offices are also always coming to "visit" us in Boulder." Jay, Manager of Software Development.

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The Benefits at Fanatics

An Opportunity to Fight Dragons

The atmosphere at Fanatics is incredibly fun and laid-back. That may have something to do with the events they plan for team bonding. Every week, without fail, you'll catch the Fanatics team staying late. But it's not so they can work. Rather, the team enjoys a game of Dungeons and Dragons.

Unsurprisingly, we have a lot of nerds on our team and in our office," said Brad Macnee, Software Engineer. "It's a great tradition because it lets everyone unwind and relax with a cooperative game. I've found it's a great way to get new employees into the fold of the culture."

The company also hosts other events to encourage strong bonds among employees, including:

  • Baking Competitions
  • Game Nights
  • Potluck Lunches
  • Cooking Classes
  • Movie Nights
  • Festivus
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Happy Hours
  • "With an office of 30+ people, we try to have a variety of events to cover the different interests in the office," said Angie, QA Manager. The company also offers some standard perks like unlimited paid time off, 401(k) matching, stock options, an in-office sports bar, job training and conference opportunities. With that fun type of environment, it's hard to want to work anywhere else.

    Working At Fanatics

    The Organization’s Mission

    To amplify the already-abundant pride in the hearts of all those countless fans.

    Perks of Working at Fanatics

    Fanatics provides an extensive benefits package that includes health/dental/vision/life insurance, vacation and paid time off, 401k plan, employee discounts, tuition assistance, etc.







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    The team at Fanatics

    Key People
    • Michael Rubin (Chairman)
    • Doug Mack (CEO)
    • Robin Eletto (Chief People Officer)
    • Meier Raivich (SVP Global Communications)
    The Inside Scoop
    Fanatics is a leading licensed sports retailer that offers a large collection of sports merchandise online, on phones, in stores, in stadiums or on-site at the worlds biggest sporting events. Fanatics powers the Fanatics, FansEdge, Kitbag and Majestic brands and also operates more than 300 online and offline partner stores. It has offices in Jacksonville, FL; Tampa, FL; San Mateo, CA; Boulder, CO; Manchester, UK and more.
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    The Culture At Fanatics
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    What makes Fanatics a great place to work?
    At Fanatics, we are By Fans, For Fans. We live and breathe sports and are committed to understanding, connecting and serving all fans at home, at games or on the go. We work as one team to ensure fans around the world have timely access to the largest assortment of quality team gear, authentic autographed collectibles and exclusive experiences from the teams and players they love. To work at Fanatics is to know you are part of something bigger – innovating the licensed sports merchandise industry. Apply today to become a member of the #OneFanatics team!
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    What is the culture like at Fanatics?
    Our Core Values were established to make Fanatics an inclusive, collaborative workplace where employees feel empowered to carry an entrepreneurial spirit with them each and every day. FANATICS CORE VALUES By Fans, For Fans One Fanatics... Win as a Team Missionary not Mercenary Innovative Products and Fan Experiences Execution and Agility... Over Talk
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    What benefits does Fanatics provide to employees?
    Health and Wellness Coverage, Retirement, Time Off, Employee Discount, & Work/Life Balance
    If you have a passion for sports, enjoy a fast paced environment and ever-changing fashion trends, then perhaps this is the place for you. We're always looking for our next big playmaker, so if you're ready to lend your expertise to a like-minded company that's exciting, fun and shares your passions, we want to hear from you.
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    Fanatics is ranked #99 on the Best Start-up Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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    Fanatics Salaries

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    Fanatics Salaries By Job Title

    The average employee at Fanatics earns a yearly salary of $54,309 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. Some of the job titles with high salaries at Fanatics are Team Leader, Store Manager, Sales Associate, and Presser. A typical Team Leader salary at Fanatics is $102,413 per year. To get a better sense of the salaries at Fanatics, other roles such as Picker And Packer and Packer/Shipper can be considered as well. For comparison, the title Picker And Packer at Fanatics earns $23,572 per year.
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    Fanatics careers

    On average, employees at Fanatics stay with the company for 1.2 years. Employees most commonly join Fanatics after leaving Walmart. When they leave Fanatics, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

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    Ledbury1.3 years


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    Top Employers Before Fanatics
    Walmart17.2 %
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    Top Employers After Fanatics
    Walmart17.6 %
    Amazon6.9 %
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    Frequently Asked Questions about Fanatics

    When was Fanatics founded?

    Fanatics was founded in 1995.

    How many Employees does Fanatics have?

    Fanatics has 1,800 employees.

    What industry is Fanatics in?

    Fanatics is in the retail industry.

    What is Fanatics's mission?

    Fanatics's mission statement is "To amplify the already-abundant pride in the hearts of all those countless fans."

    What type of company is Fanatics?

    Fanatics is a private company.

    Who are Fanatics's competitors?

    Fanatics competitors include Stripe, Ledbury, Zulily, Pier 1 Imports, Payless ShoeSource, Hot Topic, Williams-Sonoma, Musician's Friend, Carter's, Things Remembered, RadioShack, Charlotte Russe, Eddie Bauer, Quidsi, Cato, Vans, Claire's Stores, Aeropostale, Coach, Finish Line.

    Who works at Fanatics?

    Michael Rubin (Chairman)

    Doug Mack (CEO)

    Robin Eletto (Chief People Officer)

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    Where is Fanatics's headquarters?

    Fanatics's headquarters is in Jacksonville, FL.

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