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Fry's Electronics Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn a lot about the latest tech, friendly staff, decent employee discount (in 48 reviews)

  • You can make good money some weeks and no cap on commission (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • You used to be at least able to live off a sales job here but now everyone is just trying to make minimum wage (in 45 reviews)

  • This is probably the biggest reason for declining or inconsistent customer service (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Could be my location..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers were fantastic. Hour lunch. Associate purchases.

    Cons

    Management changes every 3-6 months. Pay wasn't so well. Management will jump on you if you don't take your lunch on time.


  2. "Frys electronics sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good coworkers, good vacation time. bout it

    Cons

    poor management, weak pay, and of course retail hell


  3. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for full time

    Cons

    Sales commission deducted from promo code savings


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  5. "A good "Foot in the Door" job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning different skills and how to deal with de-escalating customers is helpful knowledge. Advancing can also pad your resume and pay for your certifications and even some tuition.

    Cons

    Pay is crap, most don't know any customer service, Which is marginal at best anyway. Get calls on my day off to do damage control on a regular basis. If you know more than others you may be singled out, good and bad. not worth a career, only as a "step up" job.

    Advice to Management

    at least a living wage, advance training in customer service, empathy and sensitivity training is a must, and terminating people with 3 major customer complaints and dealing more harshly with attempted and internal theft would help immensely.


  6. "Cool"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fry's Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Lpo department is great, friendly employees, nice management

    Cons

    giving a suspension before being terminated

    Advice to Management

    Don't leave your employees hanging


  7. "Courtesy Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Faced paced, and many opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Hours are not the greatest, holiday days are very busy. Flexibility in hours depends how staffed your department is.

    Advice to Management

    There is high turnover for employment. Make the job less stressful for supervisor positions.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Only Comission Based"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Was great till they moved to all comission based. This does not equate to a healthy lifestyle. The sales floor is a shark tank.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Read my pros. This is my honest review. They need to train the staff more so that they know what they are selling.

    Advice to Management

    Change salary to hourly and salary based so people can make a honest living. Train staff more so that they know about the products they are selling.


  9. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fry's Electronics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good with working with your school schedule

    Cons

    You typically have to work every weekend.


  10. "stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fry's Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    none that I can think of.... except looks good on a resume

    Cons

    company treats you like dung... management flawed in every possible way... pay is a joke... there's enough cons to write a book

    Advice to Management

    move on, get a better job... at least your resume will look good with "management experience" when you finally wake up and hunt for one


  11. "Potential To make money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Sales are commission base,

    Good salesman = more money

    Cons

    -some of the company's policy hold back your income
    -not fair for closers because you don't get paid hourly
    -don't be M.T.

    Advice to Management

    Step it up



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