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31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fry as a contractor

    Pros

    Lots of smart nice people.

    Cons

    Watch for groups siding together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move faster

  2.  

    Good Team, not much BS

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have high standards for the quality of work they will release. People are cool- no drama. The environment is professional and you can focus on doing a good job, not navigating office politics. Direct managers seem to really care.

    Cons

    Sometimes the planning isn't that good and people work a lot of overtime. Management and senior team members are overworked, so sometimes they aren't able to support you as much as they'd like. Also, there can be odd issues when you have to work with the parent company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better! There's no reason for us to have these ugly crunches at the end of every single project. Some of us have been putting out fires every day for a year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fry (Micros-Retail) is a fun and innovative company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Fry full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * interesting work, unique and challenging
    * great people working at the company, mostly great clients
    * flexible hours with telecommuting and flexible schedules
    * growing company with a large Product development group

    Cons

    * need good engineers, looking to recruit some good people
    * holidays can be very busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your recruiting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I enjoyed my tenure with the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westmont, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westmont, IL

    I worked at Fry full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, interesting work, great people, and great work/life balance. Being a consultant can be tough, but the work is rewarding.

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive as working in downtown Chicago, but living and working in the suburbs worked for me. The company is not as bad as previous reviews with Micros taking over. It's a job and people that don't like change simply move on (and complain).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee growth and team building.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many of the most valuable people have over the last two years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Fry full-time

    Pros

    Impressive ecommerce platform. Excellent place for developers to work. Work with very prestigious clients and brands.

    Cons

    Micros took over and so the original Fry culture gone. Huge eccomerce brain drain has occurred. Long term viability is questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate the multichannel product suite and become more competitive in the marketplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Cool but customer driven

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Fry

    Pros

    The organization is flat, work environment is friendly and casual. Compensation is good and the nature of work allows plenty of room for creativity.

    Cons

    Flat organization means lesser opportunity to get big promotions and climb the corporate ladder. Some times, unrealistic deadlines communicated to the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to do a better job with Accounts and setting client expectations. Management also needs to put a greater focus on product rather than just delivery.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great and fast pace working env.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fry

    Pros

    Highly dynamic work env. gives great exp. in task management and meeting deadlines. Good pay and benefits. Enjoyment of working in city.

    Cons

    Not many people work at this location so less socializing with co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep increasing people and projects in SF location :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry

    Pros

    As a senior software engineer, Fry has provided me with many opportunities to work large e-commerce clients and continue to learn new technologies. The work is very challenging and interesting. Management is also very understanding and fair.

    Cons

    Since Fry is a small company with only a few locations, there are not many opportunities to grow into senior management positions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good pay for qualified candidates, good clients

    Cons

    Unclear direction from top management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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