Fry's Electronics Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
326 Reviews
2.3
326 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 30 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Hours suck and the pay is minimum wage unless you are in sales or a cashier (in 21 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    What can you expect from retail...?

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    Former Employee - Electronic Components Sales Associate  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Electronic Components Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    - You'll make good friends
    - Job isn't too hard (I heard it got a lot easier)
    -You'll learn a lot if you talk to prospective customers and senior employees

    Cons

    - Wage (8/hr) at the time
    - Poor hours
    - Did not work around school schedule
    - No real room for improvement unless you want to become a sales shark
    - Many salesman/woman who are not informed about the product, selling the wrong product for the customers purpose.
    - Came home late very often - especially during holiday hours. (Came home around 1-2AM)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workers who are actually knowledgeable about product should be paid more at least (10+) without being sales. DM's should work around student schedules.

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

    Fun job, management poor. Cashier

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    Former Employee - CSA  in  Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - CSA in Manhattan Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, commission if you're a hard worker, Fun overall

    Cons

    Nothing really if your a good employee who enjoys working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your cashiers, merchandisers not only management team. Supervisors are lazy and favorite friends. Do your job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Dress you like a "professionals" but managers are far from it.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    I feel like the dress code definitely helps you dress up for the job you want. I did like that there was an open door policy with the department managers and flexibility in interdepartmental transfers.
    Works hours are pretty flexible as an associate.
    Good employee discount

    Cons

    If you're an associate most of the managers or supervisors right above you are on a constant power trip.
    Blatant favoritism.
    Get treat like a dog, no respect for the associates.
    really low cap on employee discount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do some formal training. Someone with a college degree would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working here is like being trapped in a black hole.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to make good friends because company likes misery

    Cons

    This company's technology is outdated and you will get carpal tunnel because they won’t assign you a good desk or chair. I had to bring my own chair from home. The management is stiffed and mistrustful everyone. There is no advancement opportunities because there is a lot of nepotism going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider treating your employees like they matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Computer department.

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    Former Employee - Computer Merchandiser  in  Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Merchandiser in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent discounts off products and most of the people who work there are nice.

    Cons

    Hours suck and the pay is minimum wage unless you are in sales or a cashier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merchandisers spend a lot of time cashiering and if they have to be up there and assist with the lines while their department is be dealt more and more go backs they should get commission too.

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

    Poor work life

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fry's Electronics

    Pros

    Flexible schedule , some growth opportunity , employee discount , days during the week off. Weekly paycheck , can grow

    Cons

    Work every holiday , so don't make any plans. Way too many policies , they want to mange every min of your work life. If store manager dosent like you might has well quit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better Benifits

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent pay, but you wont want to stay. - Computer Sales

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    You can potentially make decent money. Can move around the store pretty easily. Sometimes the employee discount is amazing.

    Cons

    Very political, make the right friends and you can move up the ladder easily. Upper level management doesn't care about you, or even the working conditions, because their friends are your managers, and likely poor at their job. Customers also don't care about you, partly because it's retail sales, partly because Fry's has a poor customer service reputation. Computer sales was commission only, but often times the managers/supervisors would force you to do the hourly pay type jobs (stocking shelves etc.) and you cannot make money from that and are working for free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting good people.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Electronic retail

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fry's Electronics

    Pros

    You can end up making a lot of money.
    One of the high-speed employees in the industry

    Cons

    If you do not perform well you would be paid minimum-wage.
    They have a system called draw.
    You're based only on commission and you have to make your minimum wage based on the hours that you have worked.
    If you do not you will enter into a draw which last for seven weeks until you recover that minimum-wage and if you do not you will be fired.
    Very low chance of being promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve on their employee recognition.
    Need to Better advertise
    Pay employees hourly plus commission
    Increase incentive to work
    Have a better selection of products

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent discounts and first call on clearance items.

    Cons

    They change commission rates all the time, usually giving you less. Poor training. A/C was out ALL summer, I'm so serious. It was 92 degrees in the store...everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Messy and Unorganized

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    Former Employee - Cafe Associate  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Cafe Associate in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    For full time people the benefits are good and the discount that employees receive is nice.

    Cons

    There are not enough people working in certain departments; people went from being part time to being on call. Also, changes were being made and the employees didn't know about them until they came into work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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