Fry's Electronics
2.4 of 5 258 reviews
www.frys.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fry's Electronics Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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2.4 258 reviews

                             

25% Approve of the CEO

Fry's Electronics President Randy Fry

Randy Fry

(100 ratings)

22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You get a (ridiculously small) employee discount"
    in 23 reviews
  • "good pay to maintain with commision per customer ring up very easy task it doesnt take too long to get certified"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "35 (minimum wage) in commission an hour to avoid draw"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Upper Management (Corporate-level) have ridiculously high standards for the rate of pay"
    in 10 reviews
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Good for students only

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fry's Electronics part-time

ProsIt is good for getting experience

Consthe compensation is very low

Advice to Senior Managementshould increase the compensation to keep the quality people working for them

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Irving, TX

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

ProsGood pay
Get to dress nice

ConsSales goals
Merchandizing when there are no customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good part time job for a high school student

Customer Service Associate (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

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

ProsWorking as a customer service associate, I felt like I was trained well to do my job. Management made a big effort in making sure that their employees knew what they were doing.

ConsAll Fry's employees are required to sell and promote the "Fry's Credit Card" to all customers we deal with. (In my experience as a customer service associate, we needed 2 applications / week) I was personally not a big fan of this credit card, and I surely was not comfortable promoting the card to any of my clients.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fry's Electronics

ProsWorking schedule can be very flexible, and there're compensations, I know people work there for a long time. Improve your patient and skills to communicate with customers.

ConsSystems always have some kind of problems, and the supervisors over there are very not professional, they do whatever they want and say what every they want.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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They make you work like dogs during holiday seasons, on Black Friday they basically want you there for over 16 hours.

Receiving Coordinator (Former Employee)
Renton, WA

I worked at Fry's Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDuring Black Friday, they provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner. Because of being overworked some of the employees can sneak into their cars to sleep.

ConsThey work you too hard during the holidays and when its all over, you barely get any hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementHorrible, treated his employees in his department like crap. Would yell, swear, talk down and throw stuff around when he was angry, which was ALL THE TIME.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Will never work for them again

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fry's Electronics

ProsFriendly Co workers, cafe on site

ConsSexual harassment, false promises of promotions, horrible management.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement that actually care for employees. I.e. grow with the company, comfortable work environment.

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Management needs to be more helpful

Computer Sales Manager (Former Employee)
South San Diego, CA

I worked at Fry's Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPay was ok for retail job

ConsManagement has a bully style attitude

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees
Not everyone likes to be treated like dirt

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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below average

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fry's Electronics part-time

Prosdecent discounts, bad supervision.

ConsThey have no value for associate that goes above and beyond. department manager only cares about sales, they don't care how you get it . super aggressive sales tactics. most of the time you loose your commission if customer ends up price matching it with their competitor.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your associate, they will go the extra mile to for the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Okay for a First Job / Part-time Job

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
DFW, TX

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

ProsThis was a part time job for me due to its proximity and their flexibility in allowing me to adjust my schedule as long as I put in my part time hours. There was also the added perk of discounts on electronics/accessories. You do get to meet a wide variety of ppl with different backgrounds and pick up some transferable skills.

ConsFuture is bleak with stores having to compete with online retailers (high rate of turnover at the location that I worked - esp for supervisors). Pay was not all that great, but there is potential to make a decent paycheck on commissions if you are in sales.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hmmmm....

Cashier (Former Employee)
Fremont, CA

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

ProsYou get a chance to Work with great people...
They offer to full-time associates the Benefits are good...
Team work is best I seen....

ConsHours wages, status of part-time/full-time, hours,
Not an ideal place to work at.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart a basic training program...

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