Fry

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

I worked at Fry

Pros

Public facing work
Problem solving environment
Work can change often, leaving a non-mondane feel
Most middle managers try to treat you with respect
Company offers entire solution packages, from creative, development, hosting, and project management
Casual work environment, minor perks (lunches, cake, discounts, etc)

Cons

Parent company is struggling to understand business (MICROS)
Senior leadership caught in a whirlwind of exodus
Direction of the company not clearly determined at this point (Mid 2011)
Compensation packages are subpar with industry (and a change from several years ago)
People are scheduled for near full utilization making it hard to learn, grow, develop
Communication about changes comes in dry, unclear, and poorly timed emails

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Determine your direction and drive toward it
Hire associates who subscribe to the culture and direction set forth
Lead, follow, or get out of the way
Continue to communicate, just remember that people are smart and will either figure out what is going on or assume the worst, which is deadly

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's just a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Fry

    Pros

    The atmosphere is casual, though that's changing a bit.
    Management generally lets you come and go like an adult.
    Medical benefits are pretty decent.
    Co-workers aren't usually hostile.

    Cons

    Upper management has been stripped of all authority since the Micros-Retail acquisition.
    Middle-management titles are handed out like candy, in lieu of higher compensation.
    Spot bonuses and / or salary adjustments are frequently promised, but rarely (if ever) materialize.
    Employees with seniority are leaving en masse, and morale is terrible.
    Projects and initiatives are reactive, rather than proactive, forever changing when a wheel gets squeaky.
    General lack of direction and purpose in most departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gather more information from Micros before terrifying employees in all-hands meetings (e.g. "We're more profitable than we've ever been, and that's why nobody's getting their annual bonus. Or we might.")
    Stop making small token gestures to boost morale, and make a real one. Money and security are things you can take home. Leftovers from client meetings and access to a Kinect aren't.
    Acknowledge that individuals are doing the work of two or more people because of the exodus, and adjust your expectations accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Fry

    Pros

    Good culture
    Good work/life balance
    Good salaries

    Cons

    No good career advancements and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VPs need to work in growing the company and hiring good staff.

    Approves of CEO
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