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Fry's Food Reviews

Updated April 13, 2019
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Pros
  • "Instead of being scorned for not wanting a career at Frys, accommodations were made to work around my school schedule" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Good benefits IF you stay at least a year (which I did not)" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "as a grocery manager there was no work/life balance" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Required to have open availability for part time work at minimum wage" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fry's Food full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and a supportive environment

    Cons

    No complaints at this time


  2. "Good management, flexible hours and nice co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    They were very flexible with my hours during school terms.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be tough to get weekend days off.

  3. "Good as a first job if you go to school"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Cave Creek, AZ
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Cave Creek, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Coworkers

    Straightforward tasks

    Flexible

    scheduling

    Employee discounts

    Helpful crew

    Cons

    Management

    High expectations

    Rude Customers

    Bad weather conditions

    Stressful

    No training

    Advice to Management

    Remember that all your employees are human beings, so don't expect too much from them, and if they ask for help, don't talk down on them for not knowing.


  4. "Awesome entry level job"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, easy entry level job,

    Cons

    Low pay, rude customers, short breaks


  5. "Great first job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fry's Food full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people at the store level.

    Cons

    Higher ups talk down to employees


  6. "It’s about who you know"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to cross train and pick up extra hours

    Cons

    No overtime. No compensation for extra work you do. Expected to do extra work. Only able to move up if you are buds with management. Favoritism is big.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "God was the only reason I endured"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
     Access to lots of food options for lunch initially
    Customers (most of them)

    Cons

    Food options for lunch get boring and old quickly. You aren't allowed to leave the store for lunch or to get anything else.

    Management was HORRIBLE. There were way too many chiefs and not enough Indians! Everybody wanted to be the boss and tell you what to do what how to do it but there was nobody that wanted to actually put in the work.

    Store environment was very clique-ish and managers were in on it too. They favored certain employees above others. They even allowed other managers to break store and company policy because they were in on the clique.

    Management was the main factor as to why I quit. They were corrupt and money hungry and only cared about productivity. I had managers even conspire to get me fired out of jealousy. Yes, you read that right. Conspire to get an employee fired. I had the same manager purposely mess with my schedules, hours and pay as well. Store management (in on the clique) never did anything about it and corporate also did nothing.

    My time at Fry's was horrible and I am so GLAD God got me out of there. He is the ONLY reason I stayed as long as I did.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hate on fellow employees. If you're not doing your job right, don't seek to bring your fellow team member down because you aren't receiving the praise or glory that you want. Treat your employees well. We are people first. We deserve basic human rights and treatment. We are not your slaves. Give us breaks. Don't use and abuse our working hard just because it gets the job done. That's not fair to us. BE FAIR and be CARING. Remember that we are humans too and if you treat your employees well and take care of them, they will take care of you.

  8. "Decent for introductory job"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Nice coworkers
    Discount
    Easy job and expectations

    Cons

    Summer heat getting carts outside
    Mean customers
    Low expectations lead to retaining not great employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Don't make it a career."

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    Current Employee - Drug/GM Clerk in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Drug/GM Clerk in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some mediocre discounts on store brand items, fuel points and the like.
    The people you work with.

    Cons

    Management would rather yell or scold you for not getting the entirety of a shipment worked instead of lending a hand. Shortage of equipment to actually do our jobs effectively (used to be a question on employee surveys till they removed it). Can never get a straight answer from management on why hours get repeatedly cut and managers regularly dodge questions by trying to change the subject, talking down to you or just avoiding employee contact. Management plays favorites with employees so if you aren't in their little circle good luck getting treated well. Unless you work on the front end departments good luck working the shifts and hours you actually need otherwise you're prone to having everything changed in a heartbeat. The company expects the world from you in return for pitiful pay, "raises" and bonuses that are dependent entirely on how a customer feels that day. Could be riding the full dollar per hour payout the entire quarter only for someone to conveniently right a bad review at the last moment and get nothing.
    Customers are the worst people I've seen anywhere, they act like total barbarians.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like they're disposable only to have a change of heart when they threaten to quit or when they want to use their vacation days. I've always been told that employee turnover rates reflect on store and company management, so when most new hires only stick around for month it really tells you something.


  10. "Easy to get into, but insufficient training and high stress"

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    Former Employee - Service Deli Clerk in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Service Deli Clerk in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice
    The store itself was nice from a customer standpoint

    Cons

    High stress
    Constantly changing work schedule
    Poor training
    Weak management