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It's just a job.

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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.

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    Good for work/life balance

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    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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    Great and fast pace working env.

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    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
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