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RadioShack Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 1,298 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

RadioShack CEO Joseph C. Magnacca

Joseph C. Magnacca

(280 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cell Phone Carrier Reps were very helpful and friendly(in 134 reviews)

  • Some pros for working at RadioShack is the some of the employee discount(in 75 reviews)


Cons
  • Compensation is horrible upper management does not really care about the associates(in 138 reviews)

  • The only thing Corporate cared about was the amount of cell phones you sold(in 131 reviews)

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    It was a good experience into retail. I think my manager made the job better. I sort of enjoyed it

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIts a Job. Some management only care about numbers. Attachments are required on just about every sale...even with items that no attachment is needed. SMH

    Conslack of hours.
    commission.
    i did what the manager was doing.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company that doesn't care about you

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAlways seeing fun new stuff.

    Consthey don't care about their employees. They work them to the bone and toss em to the wind

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Little Rock, AR

    ProsIf you like working with small components this is the job for you.

    ConsPoor pay and horrible upper management when it comes to staffing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your staff including management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthis is absolutely the worst company to work for

    ConsDistrict manager and upper management all they do its micromanage their managers and make them work extra, they only report 40hrs on their W2 when its mandatory work 60hrs a week

    Advice to Senior Managementstop micromanaging your employees and give better incentives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Not enough pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall store atmosphere
    Great employee discount on Radioshack items

    ConsCompensation is horrible upper management does not really care about the associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees they deal with the consumers so they know how to benefit them and the company.

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    The ROC doesn't rock

    Technician VI (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsThere are a lot of good people here, and the schedules can be flexible. A good entry level place to learn all you can and get out.

    ConsWorking in the op center is like working for a different company. They are perpetually understaffed, and you will quickly realize that you are underpaid. When there are "opportunities" to advance or grow, if you are lucky enough to be one of the people pre-chosen for the position, don't expect a raise or a title change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are too many managers in the op center, and the salaries are not competitive in the least.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    0 work/life balance, very low Salary

    Store Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsCoworkers
    Monthly Manager Meetings
    Ability to hire who you want

    ConsEverything else
    Low Salary
    No room for growth
    Upper Management Delusional

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your people what they are worth and you wouldn't have such a high turnover rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Downhill path

    Store Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsNone that I can think of.

    ConsNo products that the consumer wants.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou put all your eggs in the cell phone basket, and look what happened.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    sales

    Manager In Training (Former Employee) Lansing, MI

    Prosincentive to sale product to consumers

    Conslow wages, horrible management , crappy work place

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat employees better an up the wages

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor motivational structure, and pushes into flooded markets rather than finding their own.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Wichita, KS

    ProsNot much besides they're still in business.

    ConsThe cell phone market today is flooded: there is a carrier store on every corner of every major city. Radioshack struggles to make it's way into this market by pushing post paid sales (which they make very little profit on anyway) and uses those sales numbers as a gauge for employee effectiveness.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSmarten up and find something other than phones that can make your last 4 quarters of losses turn around. America today is moving ever more to project and hobbyist so taking a leap of faith and pushing on the DIY/DIT solutions might actually see better results. Finally, no matter what you are pushing, MAKE SURE YOU PUT THAT ITEM IN YOUR COMMERCIALS. in all the recent radio shack commercials, there has not been a single cell phone. if you really rate cell phones as much of a priority as you do, then show the public that we have them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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