Fry's Electronics Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Commission Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Hard work, but good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Fry's Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive company, nice to drive commission sales associates.

    Cons

    Small number of stores, opportunity for advancement at higher levels in the store can be limited.

    Advice to Management

    Open more stores, make the ASM/SM positions compensation based on the metrics you ask to be driven.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Computer Sales: Full Commision only

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work environment is half corporate half mom and pop store. You make your own salary. Employees are friendly.

    Cons

    Not everything you sell will make you money. You can sell 200 of the same item all day and make $0.00 in commission. The back stock is unorganized. The stock displays are unorganized. There is no logical way they organize them. Hard to sell items if some of them are broken. No incentive to sell items if mostly everything makes little to no money. Green tier items or items that make most money are always out of stock. When something goes on sale you get $0 commission. Corporate management is into human behavior modification and makes rules and structures sales floor to create a competitive drive in sales people.

    Advice to Management

    Organize. Be fair on sales people. Have incentive for them to work not for free


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  5. N/A

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Legal Slavery

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecom Sales in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Telecom Sales in Palo Alto, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The paycheck - though they figure on a constant commission per hour and pay half of minimum wage, figuring you'll make up what they don't pay as commissions. Sometimes it evens out. Robbery!

    Cons

    Everything. The one in Palo Alto was most depressing. The long inventory nights and getting there at 7 the next day really sucked. The abuse from customers was an extra bonus...

    Advice to Management

    Build in a proper wage, respect for the sales people who make your money for you; and have a separate crew come in to do inventory.


  7. Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Oxnard, CA

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics

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

    Pros

    Work with the latest technology.

    Cons

    no pesonal life. no set schedule.


  8. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. Audio supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Fry's Electronics full-time

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

    Pros

    The discount they provide is nice and it grows yearly and you can give it to anyone.

    Cons

    They pay sales people more then supervisors commission structure is bogus. They want you to wear white shirt but don't pay for cleaning.(they make you clean dirty and dusty things inevitable that your shorts get messed up)

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what there worth. If you wrong your people they won't want to do the best they can.



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