Fry's Electronics

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Fry's Electronics Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
354 Reviews
2.4
354 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount that can be pretty amazing depending on what you use it on (in 31 reviews)

  • Benefits are good for a retail store (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • A former supervisor told me that he still made minimum wage lmao (in 22 reviews)

  • If you are expecting to be provide excellent customer service, think again (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ok retail job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fry's Electronics

    Pros

    splendid discounts
    salesman opportunities
    working with electronics

    Cons

    random hour cuts/raises
    spontaneous job duties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting

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

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics

    Pros

    Big company to work for with opportunities to move.

    Cons

    Management can be tough to work with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience, Great Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Webster, TX

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

    Pros

    My Communication skills expanded, Learned how to operate a Forklift , Learning more and more about old and new technology. The associates were awesome everyone got along regardless what department they were in.

    Cons

    Management was very weak, Pay wasn't great for the amount of tasks performed. Being a Cashier, Merchandiser, Salesmen, and handling shipping and receiving all at once puts a toll on my body and mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to shape up and take control

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company to work for if you have an outstanding sales charisma.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Components Merchandiser Supervisor in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Electronic Components Merchandiser Supervisor in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work hours close one night, have weekends off. Friendly employees fun to work with, different scenario every single day.

    Cons

    Work holidays, you're just a number to the company, if your numbers don't look good consider yourself in danger of being laid off. In sales be ready to lie to customers to do what it takes to sale focused items.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on taking care of the employees,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Job as a Cashier at Fry's

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics

    Pros

    I learned how to be more proficient in communicating with people.

    Cons

    The management was callous and cruel. Not all of them though.

  7.  

    Great for students, not for career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Fry's Electronics part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are hundreds of employees per store which makes for great networking growth, and hours are part-time enough perfect for student schedules.

    Cons

    Retail is struggling, so hours are odd. Store is busier than staffing is allowed, so there are many expectations placed on even the minimum worker, not to mention Supervisors and Management. Stressful environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees are more keen to be cooperative, and happy employees come from a nurturing environment. Treat the employees like less of a number.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Officer in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Officer in Campbell, CA

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

    Pros

    Schedule can be pretty flexible.
    Enjoyed working with some people.
    Got experience detaining, arresting, writing reports on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Coworkers can sometimes be pretty incompetent.
    Pay is not enough for the amount of responsibilities I had.
    Holiday hours are depressing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    100% Commission at another place could be fun, but at FRY's...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot, tons of products to get familiar with, you also definitely get to improve your customer service by a lot. Schedule is pretty flexible, and their are many different departments to work in

    Cons

    This is something huge to consider when doing Computer Sales. It's 100% commission, which is hard enough without the many ways you can get ripped out of what little you make:
    A) Internet Price Matching takes away most, if not all Commission.
    B) New Cashiers might not scan your quote.
    C) Customer could lose your quote
    D) Customer returns your sold items within a month's time, you lose the commission you made, but you never get reimbursed for the time you spent with them.
    E) Nothing on sale pays commission, but you still have to spend your time helping the customers buy it
    F) Commission on big items will mysteriously drop; might pay you $15 one week and $5 the next
    G) Due to FRY's 30-day Price Guarantee, if something you sold goes on sale, a customer can show their receipt to get the difference, but that also takes away any commission you made on it.
    H) Plenty of slow days during the seasons where you make no money due to the fact that there is no one to sell too
    This is not a bash, just a warning from someone who has worked in Computer Sales at FRY's for several years, and had all of these things happen to him. I enjoyed what I did, just not how I was compensated for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please please, spend more time training new employees, consider giving computer salesmen the minimum wage to help with all of the above reasons, consider the time and season before setting unreasonable sales goals, and I highly recommend against hiring multiple new salesmen who don't know much about computers just because you know you won't be paying the hourly anyways. This would be greatly appreciated by your associates!

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    A good place to make money as a sales but not a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Campbell, CA

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

    Pros

    As a sales, you get what you work for. Hustle and you'll make good money, but slack off and you'll get in draw.

    Cons

    No real training from management
    No hourly, comission only
    No holiday off
    Work on Thursday of Thanksgiving (stupidest idea ever)
    You'll get fully used and taken advantage of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your workers as a human, not a machine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not so great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Computer Sales in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent money if you are in the right department.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Home office doesn't care about their employees
    "Customers are number one priority", but we are asked to push PSC and are 100 % commission based so that doesn't work out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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