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Fry's Food Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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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 and plenty of overtime if you want to work it (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is hard, especially for those at the bottom (in 14 reviews)

  • Required to have open availability for part time work at minimum wage (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Bookkeeper"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are the best I have ever seen. 401 k , pension, vision ,dental, medical only $5!!!.

    Cons

    To get promoted you have to know some one. Be good to everyone is the name of the game. Good looks is a plus! They favor pretty heavenly on that.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate please don't step the old timers down. They work their butts off to please you. They know more about the company than the new people you hire to replace them. Cherish them .They are worth the money!


  2. "Courtesy Clerk"

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

    I worked at Fry's Food part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with schedule. Good for first job

    Cons

    Discount and pay are an opportunity

    Advice to Management

    My location had great managers. Make sure courtesy clerks and cashiers aren't having a full on convo with one another in front of customers

  3. "Frys"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Goodyear, AZ
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Goodyear, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simple tasks, nothing too difficult.

    Cons

    The benefits are not good for part time.


  4. "Great coworkers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Yuma, AZ
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Yuma, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My coworkers are the best. As a team we all work so hard to help each other and make the job easier (and this is not an easy job).

    Cons

    The company is union, so all employees work under union contracts. Scheduling is done by seniority (each person picks from the available shifts, starting with the person at the very top).

    Raises are also given according to what was agreed in the contract. In our case, the most recent agreed upon wage increase was 85 cents over 4 years. That means we get a tiny raise (15, 25, or 30 cents) each year. Minimum wage in Arizona was increased to $10 recently, so the tiny wage increases are nothing.

    The work-life balance is hard, especially for those at the bottom. When I first started, there was never any regularity in my work hours. I might have worked for 10-12 in a row with no day off. Employees can be scheduled 6 days out of the week. There's no requirement for sequential days off, just that an employee is only scheduled one day off during the workweek, which runs Sunday through Saturday.

    Advice to Management

    Not for management, but for corporate. Our pay is not adequate for the work that we do. I speak only for pharmacy and have not worked anywhere else in the store, so I'm not sure how the pay throughout the store is. We come in every day to several hundred prescriptions in the queue, with a majority timed by the system for 12pm. The amount of 12pm prescriptions is ridiculous, and we often spend most of the afternoon trying to finish them before we can even get to 1pm or anything after that. Because we are so busy, customers often find that their medications are not ready, and we have to deal with their name calling and rude behavior. We never seem to have enough staff on hand, even though we are using all the hours given to us. I'm burned out and many of my coworkers feel the same. We've been told that corporate is going to look into the high turnover rate for pharmacy techs. Maybe they should ask those of us in the field. I've already started looking for other opportunities.


  5. "Great first job to get me through college!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere
    Offer up to a $1 bonus on all hours worked in each quarter (based on store performance)
    Offer a lot of company events for associates
    Pick your own schedule each week

    Cons

    Some assistant front-end managers are not really qualified to manage.
    The shifts available for schedule selection are not always very flexible. A student may have to pick a shift that coincides with a class because there is no other choice.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make cashiering flexible for students. If needed hire a few more associates to open up more off days for students that may not be able to pick the shifts available. I understand that courtesy clerks get flexibility but cashiering is a job that can and should be filled with students.


  6. "Courtesy Clerk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, nice coworkers, willing to work with your schedule

    Cons

    can be busy at times


  7. "Starbucks Barista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fry's Food part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced time flies!
    GREAT team. Everyone is supportive.
    Amazing customers.
    Perfect for learning/having customer interactions and stories and overall encouraging a better day. Awesome first job.

    Cons

    Management.
    Training is not up to par with stand alone Starbucks.
    Rarely had weekend off.
    Scheduling is done by company seniority. You pick your shifts after people who have been there longer and are stuck with the leftover.
    No benefits until after a year.

    Advice to Management

    Just hire more baristas please. The turnover rate is insane and the baristas left trying to make it work are working hard to wait for more help.

  8. "Courtesy Clerk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours.
    Easy Job
    I get paid

    Cons

    Management always on you- supervising
    No personal Conversations

    Advice to Management

    Simmer down


  9. "Fuel Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the mornings, flexible hours. Insurance after 5 years

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow and the pay is not comparable to other companies

    Advice to Management

    It is hard if you do not have a college degree.


  10. "Good first job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed breaks, nice management, and flexible hours

    Cons

    Exhausting to work in warm months to pull carts in

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement


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