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Lots of technical freedom, management can be stifling to your development

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Westmont, IL
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westmont, IL

Pros

Relaxed work environment, long time employees were very technically competent. Significant account of freedom when implementing technical solutions. Company prefers open source technologies.

Cons

Upper management destroyed to culture of a really successful smaller company when Fry was purchased by Micros. Communication became very limited and one way. Yearly review process lacked input from multiple sources leading to one source dominating review. Some project managers who did not have any formal computer science training tried to dominate technology solutions at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bringing back the small company culture that values individual employees would attract and keep the best talent, although it may be too late. Allow technologists to exercise their expertise and let project management do what they do best, make sure the project gets delivered.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run, run fast

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    Former Employee - Front-End Developer  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Front-End Developer in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door

    Cons

    dont pay much
    treat employees like machines
    sweat-shop
    high turn-over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees more
    figure out why top talent are leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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