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Fry's Electronics Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
377 Reviews
2.5
377 Reviews
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Fry's Electronics President Randy Fry
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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.  

    Good for college students

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

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics

    Pros

    Its commission. If you want money work hard for it and you can make 13 an hour or more. Video/audio and computers are the place to be.

    Cons

    Don't go to the bad departments like cell phone sales or software. Especially if the manager is a butt like mine. He kept on adding hours when I was part time. I had 44 hours my last week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop adding my hours! Every other aspect of the job is awesome though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed the time but was employed as a part time employee for extra pocket change.

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Computer Accessories Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Accessories Sales in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation was decent as an employee not on commission. Co-workers were all friends in and outside work and all got along with each other to help make the company flow smoothly. 1 million dollar bonus after experience with the company which many are working towards.

    Cons

    No benefits for employees. Employees on commission would push a product to customers for the commission they would earn instead of it being the right fit for the customers needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the customers needs instead of making employees focused on simply pushing the highly commissioned products.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun. but expect hard work and low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    Coworkers' and Management's attitudes were great, very positive.
    Decent benefit, could have been better, but health insurance is provided through blue cross blue shield of California, which is a lot better than blue cross blue shield of Georgia.
    Pay is raised by a dollar an hour during the holidays (November to January) in replacement of a holiday bonus, which rewarded you for longer hours during a stressful time of year.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for career progress or raises. If you worked on commission, you could make a fair amount, but working the floor in software or components left you with what ever hourly rate you got.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities for pay increase or bonuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Overall enjoyable, but bad management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate

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

    Pros

    It's an enjoyable place to work. Most employees were young adults you could get along with easily. It's a good first job. You can also move up in the workplace as long as you're willing to move departments and/or stores.

    Cons

    Being skilled at working there means nothing. It's all about following policy for the managers, including the store managers. If an employee breaks policy, they have to be dealt with because the managers are scared of Home Office (corporate) getting onto them for not dealing with it, no matter how good the employee is. The pay as a cashier (Customer Service Associate) is also pretty low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees about how to improve the store since they're the ones hearing all the customer complaints, not you. Don't be afraid of Home Office. Don't fire skilled workers and keep the very unskilled ones just because they don't ever break policy. That plus pay is why your employee turnover rate is so high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Cafe Supervisor

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

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

    Pros

    It's pretty easy to get to Sup status just have to show you want it!

    Cons

    Not really much room for further advancement once you get trapped in the Cafe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who are running your business. They know what's best for their store!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Its a good job, very nice and friendly environment to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    You can make so much money by working there and pretty good and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    although the commissions are pretty decent on a lot of products but i still dont like the full commission system. and i also hate putting staff on the shelf and maintain some assigned aisle without getting paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's great management, very good and professional managers. the only thing i hate about that place is the straight up commission system they should look into that by reducing the commission on the products and keep it PSCs and start paying hourly like a minimum wage that would help on slow weeks.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    good place for exsperience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics

    Pros

    good hour, decent pay, and electronic.

    Cons

    company dosent apreciate the worker

  9.  

    Terrible top down micromanagement style.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    Associates and customer interactions were positive. Fair wage compensation in comparison to surrounding businesses.

    Cons

    Tight micromanagement. Often devote 45+ hours a week to work, but only receive ~34 hours of wages due to forced extended lunches. Management would not allow any overtime, but required me to remain available to clock back in for a later shift time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to give associates the benefit of the doubt. Learn to train your employees to be professionals, instead of riding them like expendable resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Loss Prevention

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics

    Pros

    Great team training. Great work ethics.

    Cons

    none in my opinion. really good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  11.  

    Review

    • 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

    Has many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Must be able to handle working in a fast paced environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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