Fry's Electronics Reviews

Updated September 3, 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. Ok for a special type of person

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good advancement opportunities Good for independent thinkers and problem solvers Opportunities to improve the business with new ideas and suggestions

    Cons

    Poor organizational structure Poor communication from management Frequent restructures and pay scale changes Frequently made to do more with less without providing the proper tools Very poor training program

    Advice to Management

    Create a structured training program Listen to your employees Realize that your employees are your most valuable asset and TREAT them accordingly


  2. It's okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people who work there are very nice and a pleasure to be around.

    Cons

    Sometimes the associates are told to do more work than needed even if it's not in their specified department.


  3. Decent Sales Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variable commission pay for sales can lead to big checks. You develop a strong bond with co-workers. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Upper management tends to treat workers poorly. Commission rates change very often. Strong competition on weekends with several co-workers on the floor. Unforgiving commission pay structure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy by not having so many sales people on the floor. This prevents them from fighting over customers.


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  5. Work as hard as you can or you will fail

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sales can pay off if you are willing to improve upon it Employees are friendly most of the time

    Cons

    Quotes are a pain to get fast enough Price-matching is something that takes too long for what it should do for the customer

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees better and more hands on


  6. Software Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    One hour lunch and a/c.

    Cons

    Not getting paid for the lunch. Also we were forced to sell Norton software or we would get written up.

    Advice to Management

    More benefits to the employees and hire workers that kbow what they selling.


  7. Good job for being in college

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Sales Supervisor in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Office Sales Supervisor in South Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Solid sales team, usually - Employee discount is based on wholesale price, sometimes decent discount - Good management and supervisory potential

    Cons

    - Sometimes the push for warranty and anti-virus can be a little strong


  8. Frys

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Owner in West Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Owner in West Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay plus the benefits

    Cons

    The old Management sucks, nepotism runs rampant..

    Advice to Management

    Think about your employees


  9. Decent experience but lack of common sense.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If lucky. A department where coworkers dont fight for sales Where management isnt a bigot idiot and everyone pulls their weight.

    Cons

    Lack of common sense Most coworkers fight for sales "being commission pay only " Schematics update daily

    Advice to Management

    Show moral to your associates


  10. Audio Video sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audio Video Sales in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Audio Video Sales in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You do as you pleased

    Cons

    Sales was commission only... Every week is a new week, and when a customer return the product they bought from you, your commission will be deducted.

    Advice to Management

    less sales reps


  11. Former Computer sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since Fry's is a big retailer has multiple stores all around the U.S, therefore selection of products and store size is never a problem. You can find anything from Fry's from electronics, cellphones, small computers components to TVs, etc..

    Cons

    Sales job are all commission based salary. Turn over are usually high and somewhat not really good management. Customer service is always the goal Fry's try to achieve as best but has too many issues due to complication policy.



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