Fry's Electronics

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Co-workers are unfriendly and everyone tries to steal each others sales so watch out for them sharks.

Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Fry's Electronics part-time (less than an year)

Pros

You don't have anybody watching over your back telling you what to do. If you don't sell you can't make money simple as that.

Cons

If you don't sell more then your minimum wage hourly you'll go into withdrawal and eventually get fired.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back the hourly pay.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Be Afraid and RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

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    Former Employee - Computer Merchandiser in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Computer Merchandiser in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Fry's Electronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Apparently there are benefits. They are always hiring, due to the crippling turnover rate. If you need a job that pays minimum wage and you can put up with ANYTHING, then this might pay the bills for a time.

    Cons

    Minimum wage job requires you wear dress pants, white shirt and tie to work. Managers don't make over 13 dollars an hour even after working there for 5 years. Horrible customer service. A general feeling of hopelessness hangs in the air every day. Average employment time: 3 weeks. I was told "You aren't making money for yourself, you are making money for Randy Fry" Training is a joke. You get paid for narc-ing out other people for stealing. A lot of teenagers with a "holier than
     thou" attitude that would rather play on their smart phone than work. "Managers" are usually Pizza Hut employee rejects who kissed enough a** to get moved up. I have seen employees crying in their cars on break. You may get promised 40 hours, but don't be surprised if you get 24. Lots of new employees walk off the job after a few days after they find out the hiring sign was full of "inconsistencies". Electronics employees are often not able to answer the most simple of questions. Rumors that a few employees committed suicide over the last few years the store has been open- whether or not that was work related or the result of a person with no options, friends or help remains to be seen or mentioned. Overall: A Real hellhole. I have worked in many places and don't like to give negative reviews: all workplaces have some good if you look hard enough. Unfortunately, I didn't find much at Fry's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a consulting firm that specializes in dealing with HUMANS with FEELINGS. Send Randy Fry to a tolerance and re-education camp. Update your computer systems to modern equipment, not the stuff you pulled out of a dumpster from 1994.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An experience that seems fun and exciting at first, but you soon realize you've made a really big mistake.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Appliance Sales in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Appliance Sales in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You have pretty consistent hours no matter the day or season.
    Its good for a younger crowd, there is a lot of younger people working there, so pretty friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Increasingly horrible pay for an increasingly expansive workload.
    Getting promoted is based on a ridiculous process and people are selected based on familiarity, not skill.
    Use of really old electronics and systems
    Sales is a commison based system leading to arguments between salesmen, ignoring customers who don't purchase high ticket items, aggressively hounding some customers, etc.
    Managers and supervisors can be really awful to the point where its almost abusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our corporate managers should actually come and watch and talk to the actual grunt workers on the floor, like the merchandisers, cashiers, and salesmen. Maybe then they can see how much their polices are hurting the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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