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"Lots of technical freedom, management can be stifling to your development"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westmont, IL
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westmont, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Fry full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Relaxed work environment, long time employees were very technically competent. Significant account of freedom when implementing technical solutions. Company prefers open source technologies.

Cons

Upper management destroyed to culture of a really successful smaller company when Fry was purchased by Micros. Communication became very limited and one way. Yearly review process lacked input from multiple sources leading to one source dominating review. Some project managers who did not have any formal computer science training tried to dominate technology solutions at times.

Advice to Management

Bringing back the small company culture that values individual employees would attract and keep the best talent, although it may be too late. Allow technologists to exercise their expertise and let project management do what they do best, make sure the project gets delivered.

Other Employee Reviews for Fry

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Hated going to work every day"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are nice , product not to bad but needs improvement and integration.

    Cons

    Was a great place to work when original Fry executives had involvement , they actually made a profit which is something that the current leadership is having a hard time accomplishing. Once Micros took over it went downhill. Employees are treated and spoken to like children and due to this many talented people with years in at the company have left. Pay is not competitive and existing senior management seem to be in over thier head with no real exit plan.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Many of the most valuable people have over the last two years."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fry full-time

    Pros

    Impressive ecommerce platform. Excellent place for developers to work. Work with very prestigious clients and brands.

    Cons

    Micros took over and so the original Fry culture gone. Huge eccomerce brain drain has occurred. Long term viability is questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate the multichannel product suite and become more competitive in the marketplace.

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