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    Hei guys,  
     
    New here. Heard about this site, but have only visited today since just VQing Fry's  
     
    Short summary:  
    I worked part-time at Fry's for 6 months, started because I remembered it being a great store in childhood.  
    Stayed long because was asked to by DM. "Promoted" to comp sales after 3 months of Cust Serv  
    Quickly realized to make more than min wage in sales you have to be cold, greedy, and conniving.  
    Great potential with its employees, regardless of their credentials/past, but management decisions are just... horrid.  
     
    Anyways:  
    Now unemployed and wondering...  
    How have you climbed up corporate America since Fry's?  
     
    (Any tips for recently outed or current Fry's Employees?)
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    Hey. Nice to see that you're out of the company. You pretty much got demoted. When they overstaff in a specific dept, they usually throw some peoplein Sales thinking they got promoted. I was a DM for awhile. I quit because of our SM and a flawed system I don't want to be a part of. I'm now in a better company that treats me well.

    Fry's however, will always be a stepping stone for me. I learned a lot and pretty much grew up here professionally. Try working fpr Frys.com, management (except for SM) can be a little different and might give a more positive vibe.
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    Just an update: 3 months post-VQ...  
     
    My advise to Fry's employees pursuing or with a bachelors: Consider getting out asap. You should be paid your worth.  
    Fry's may have been something 15 years ago... not in 2018. Not unless they make HUGE changes...  
     
    When I was quitting Fry's I didn't have a backup job. College and Fry's took enough of my energy.  
    But I didn't like the culture enough to risk burning though savings for awhile.  
     
    I remember a customer telling me to, "take the risk. Otherwise you'll never know" when I asked him what he thought.  
    I filed for VQ a few days after...  
     
    Fast forward to today... I'm getting an offer from a fortune 200 company, and interviewing for a fortune 20 [which may earn me a 6 digit salary].  
    I may not have much left in my bank account, but I have a brighter future.  
    I thank myself everyday for trading a little more pocket money for more time.  
     
     
    Tips to those who are still working in Fry's (especially you guys taking computer science- I've met you):  
     
    NETWORK like MAD: I've contacted AT LEAST 310 people over linkedIn and real life combined to find the 2 opportunities above I am very excited for.  
    A cut of those people can relate and WILL help you. A narrower cut will give you a chance.  
    Follow up often, be nice, and be determined.  
     
    Nosce Te Ipsum: Be clear with what you can do, and what you want to do. Your network will do the rest.  
    If Sales is all you have going- rejoice! Just about all F500 companies need good salesmen.  
    The fact that you sold technical items in Fry's is a plus. Tech companies are huge and pay generously.  
    Don't worry about climbing the ladder. Once you're in- your determination will take care the rest.  
     
    My final words:  
     
    "Luck is opportunity meets preparation."  
     
    If you can manage to use your time preparing/applying/connecting to people while working in Fry's- go ahead.  
    But if you need more time to hunker down (like me), consider the VQ sheet.  
    I aim to reach an extension of the hard working, friendly people I've met in Fry's...  
     
    If you don't believe in yourself, I will. Good luck
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    i left Frys after three years and work for a great retail food store now.
    I got tired of being screwed out of commissions and being expected to do merchandising for no pay. just leave, don't even think about it, you'll be better off. the deal breaker was when the crooks at Frys altered my timed card so I wouldn't get over time for a 12hr Black Friday shift. I hope they go out of business!