Fry's Food

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Fry's Food Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
129 Reviews
2.3
129 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people who work at fry's are very nice (in 4 reviews)

  • They provide good insurance, joining the union is optional, the pay is "o (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of corporate politics and no work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Skeleton crews doing 3 times the amount of work they should be doing (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Fry's Food full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a fabulous management trainee program that teaches the managers the ins and outs of the industry and the company. The pay is also pretty good for salaried managers. They will work you to the bone and there is little decision-making ability that actually happens in the stores. The managers are more pawns working for the corporate office.

    Cons

    Long hours, work life balance. Also, good luck actually getting to use all 10 of your personal days. The union makes it hard for anyone to earn a decent living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some responsibility back to the stores.

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

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Deli Manager in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Health benefits salary training the sense of being part of a big corp this was the first time for me and is was different

    Cons

    Store mrg is always trying to micro manager dept even though food cost invertory was a the best it was in the past 2 yrs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop mirco MANAGING dept that are running at top levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Revier

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

    I worked at Fry's Food

    Pros

    There are fun events and incentives like they rent out Sunsplash two days every summer and it is just open to Fry's employees and their families. They also have very flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    The company sometimes forgets lower level employees are people and they get priorities mixed up. Like most places there is a lot of politics involved in advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    No motivation for upwards movement

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

    I worked at Fry's Food part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    friendly coworkers, reasonably flexible with scheduling (depending on department and/or manager). low stress.

    Cons

    pay scale across multiple contracts prevents motivation for upward movement. I was offered an assistant front-end management position many times but couldn't take a position in which some of the people i would be managing made near $5 more an hour than me. They were on old contracts in which their pay capped out higher than any contract I would be on even if managing them. How is anyone supposed to be motivated to move up in a company in which there is not proper incentive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensate your employees at a level that reflects the work they are doing. Cross-training and using employees in higher pay-scale worthy positions without providing higher pay is why people leave the company and why you invest so much money training their replacements when they realize they deserve better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worked my way up to an Assisant Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Fry's Food full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The money in a salery position pays far. You can raise a family, Gain a large amount of experance. Annual stocks

    Cons

    Be perpared to have no work/home life balance. It is common practice to be spoken down to, and spoken about in none privte areas,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your salery management better

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

    Great place to work for people with no work experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Works around school schedules
    - There are no vacation blackout dates. Applying for time off comes on a first=come-first serve basis.

    Cons

    - Minimum wage pay
    - No benefits and little to no perks
    - Limited advancement opportunities
    - Poor mangers may micromanage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Meh.

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

    I worked at Fry's Food

    Pros

    Co-workers, benefits and healthcare.

    Cons

    High school drama, upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Do not work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry's Food

    Pros

    If you kiss arse, you will get away with anything

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage. You do maximum work for minimum pay. It just is not worth it. They will make a 19 year old feel 40. Never a set schedule. They will not and do not care about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer and actually care for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    To Controlled

    • 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 Food full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Offers nice benefits and promotes from within.

    Cons

    Too much micro-management from within the company at both the corporate level and store level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people do their job and have faith in their abilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I have been working at Fry's Food part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    reasonable hours
    employee discounts on select items/food
    paid weekly
    holiday pay

    Cons

    management treat their employees like they are lower on the food chain,
    not a sufficient amount of breaks
    threatening management if they don't feel you are doing what they want you to do and will send you out longer on carts, Wont allow bathroom breaks and drinks of water except for on your breaks, they will send out courtesy clerks for hours at a time regardless of weather conditions. Management believe they can't get in trouble for any reason and laugh in your face and they will lie about you and spread gossip and management is very unprofessional, and not customer friendly, and not employee friendly.
    they will not hire anyone with needed accommodations and aren't a disability friendly workplace
    it takes forever to get breaks and even to get a managers attention for anything.
    not able to advance in company unless you know somebody or recommended by a member of management.
    management do not show any concern for their employees safety and well-being
    poor management friendliness/customer service towards customers and employees alike

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please listen to your employees instead of showing constant criticism. please teach management better customer relations as well as employee relations. Employees should be respected and shown friendliness and treat them like you want to be treated. management and below should be given mandatory customer/employee customer service skills and training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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