Fry's Electronics Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Fry's Electronics President Randy Fry
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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
  • If you do not perform well you would be paid minimum-wage (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. Commission Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Supervisor in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Supervisor in Renton, WA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Write your own paycheck. Energy, learning and adapting on your feet increases sales productivity.

    Cons

    Difficult during slower weeks, holiday seasons to keep up sales in commission only environment. Tough to adapt to commission only sales when the items in the store lose the amount they pay when the item go on sale/promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop micro managing employee schedules from a different State and not taking any considerations of employees family lives. If I am productive and responsible enough to be a supervisor in your department, maybe I should be allowed to see my wife every once and a while... an impossible thing when my schedule changes every week(days/hours).


  2. N/A

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Fry's Electronics (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    i work with the customer all the time and responsibility of the expensive item.

    Cons

    co-worker and supervisor can give me headache. i don't like it

    Advice to Management

    i don't really have nothing to say about the company i used to work for


  3. Sales Associate

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

    I worked at Fry's Electronics full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay. Paychecks were weekly. I worked with video games which I already enjoyed outside of work.

    Very pleasant coworkers.

    Always something to do.

    Cons

    A stupid amount of hours. Was regularly required to stay late and if you're on the closing shift, no one is allowed to leave until every department is done cleaning.

    During the summer it gets VERY hot in the store. With professional attire it can make it very uncomfortable.


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  5. Commission only AV sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics part-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, customers are often funny and interesting to deal with. Good sales experience and overall work experience. Potential to make decent money.

    Cons

    Managers/supervisors will often make you do work that your not being paid to do and will often make you stay later after your shift. Commission only work so if no customers than no pay.

    Advice to Management

    Try and train your new associates in a way that will teach them what you really want them to do. Don't yell at your associates if they do something wrong instead show them how you want things done.


  6. Customer Service Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Fry's Electronics part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You'll probably make some friends here as many people are on the same page about how terrible working at Fry's is. Cafe is good.

    Cons

    Minimum Wage, Poor Management. No one really cares about their job here except the old people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and promote from within. Don't hire inept family members of Home Office employees to manage your stores.


  7. good friends bad pay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I worked at Fry's Electronics (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good people to work with and lots of free time to do whatever. definitely aimed towards high school students or recently high school grads

    Cons

    bad pay, company babies you. multiple supervisors. no room to grow. pushes frys cards which is a insane credit card.

    Advice to Management

    treats employees as if they are replaceable. employees are are replaced after 1-2 years. not the best place for moving up. because after csa is returns and they are not fun to work.


  8. Moderate

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management works with school schedule. Store has largest selection of on hand items that I would otherwise have to order online. The "warranty" in the Components department is well worth the money.

    Cons

    Very often damaged items are simply taped up and put back on the shelf without a discount. At best you can request a discount, but only get a 5% mark down as per store policy.

    Advice to Management

    Let us use the stock area for stock. Also don't use so many promotion codes as this takes away from the profit goals that you set for us.


  9. Frys'

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - COMPUTER SALES ASSOCIATE FEBURARY in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - COMPUTER SALES ASSOCIATE FEBURARY in Dallas, TX

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get to see the latest technology available in the market

    Cons

    new associates are not properly trained

    Advice to Management

    look in to employee welfare


  10. Eh

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

    I worked at Fry's Electronics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the coworkers, insurance seems okay

    Cons

    like any other retail environment it has nepotism, they make you do random side projects like changing lights, cleaning the cafe, painting walls, etc.


  11. Wireless Sales Supervisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Sales Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Department Sales Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fry's Electronics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, discount on employee purchases

    Cons

    Company didn't care about the employees if they're not compensated well for the amount of work they do, commission per the contract kept going down every quarter, pure politics in the home office.



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