Assistant Managers at Fry's Food & Drug Stores give their company a 2.6 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Fry's Food & Drug Stores is 2.7, making them 4% less happy than every other employee at Fry's Food & Drug Stores and 37% less happy than every other Assistant Manager on CareerBliss - the happiest Assistant Managers work for Regions Financial.
"Wish I'd done anything but this job."
What do you like about working at Fry's Food & Drug Stores?
"There is always job security for this major company in the grocery industry."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Don't do it. Even if it's temporary. Most of us got stuck here the same way. We wanted the extra money that manager positions paid but found that we were miserable years later. Most of us have no education and have never done anything else so we are unemployable to most other companies. Go to school or get a job where you can learn an employable skill."
What don't you like about working at Fry's Food & Drug Stores?
"Everything else sucks. Micromanagement. Horrible work shifts. No work/life balance. Poor pay for hourly folks which doesn't exactly draw the cream-of-the-crop to the job. Everything is controlled by Kroger back East so no real decisions are made here in Arizona anymore. Everything from what's on display to what time shifts start and end are all controlled from thousands of miles away. Negativity from all management above store level. No lunches or real breaks during your 10 hour (minimum) shift and if you get caught sitting down your labeled as lazy. Many stores that are considered bottom stores make their management work 6-day (60 hour) work weeks. Some managers I know have been doing it for months."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"Get serious about changing this company's culture. The empty positions of assistant department head that you guys can't seem to fill will start to be joined by the salaried manager positions if you don't do something soon. Other jobs allow lunches and time off that doesn't get cancelled at the last minute. Managers who get 100 emails a day directing their every move no longer think for themselves anymore...."
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