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RadioShack Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,507 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Training - trained for all major cell phone companies and fast paced (in 144 reviews)

  • Some pros for working at RadioShack is the some of the employee discount (in 87 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has no concern for their employees unless they are chosen favorites (in 161 reviews)

  • The only thing Corporate cared about was the amount of cell phones you sold (in 139 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very uncertain, work hard with no reward.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people that work in the store, it's a fun place if you make it that way. Your pretty much left alone as long as you do your job.

    Cons

    Long hours, they don't mind if you work 50 -60-even 70 hrs a week as long as your salary. You can work your butt off and no one will ever notice, as far as advancement forget it. Benefits are not great. They are more worried about how clean your store is (mind you this is important) then finding a way to stock your store, I have lost count on how many people come in on a daily bases and we just don't have what they are looking for. (these are things we should have) They keep changing pay plans and of course it always benefits the company, every pay plan change be prepared to lose money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within you have more than qualified people that work hard everyday and go overlooked and you loose great people, you go outside and it makes more work for the people that work for the company and they end up doing the job you hired outside for of course without the pay. Make the goals reachable, you end up with a bunch of stores at about the 15th day of the period so far off pace they give up and no one wins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not Doing Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in New York, NY

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    Its easy money, And there's not to much to do.

    Cons

    Not enough for what you have to go through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty horrible experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    Good discount on Radioshack products

    Cons

    No one actually cares to be there, business is very slow, people who only worked there for 2 months become key holders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Underpaid under appreciated and overworked.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Some really cool customers make it worth it some days, helping to save people money even if you're making no commission feels good as well.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Experienced sexual harassment and majority is men in every region. Get an hours notice of an extra hour of work after the store closes. Working holidays and late nights on inventories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more women, increase pay and commission, trim the fat of abusive management getting pay roll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    bad shack

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District - Multi Unit Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - District - Multi Unit Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    compensation for sells and overtime

    Cons

    company does not value employees or their work and dedication. One of the top 10 worst companies to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your people after all they are the face of the company to the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. Literally the worst job i've ever had in my entire life. I wouldn't suggest to my worst enemy

    Cons

    Everything. This place blows .Literally the worst job i've ever had in my entire life. I wouldn't suggest to my worst enemy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just give up and end this company its so far in the toilet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Upper Management made it a hostile place to work. Run from this company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    help people find tech solutions

    Cons

    Upper Management was very disrespectful. During store visits he would throw items against the wall because he was upset for what ever reason. Would get text messages and calls on my days off and time off which is against company policy. Imagine being at a doctors appointment and getting a text that you have to be on a conference call in five minutes to talk about the same old thing or you will get a write up. If you are agressive, inapropriate and disrespectful i guess you are a Great candidate for upper management. The company will not survive, The only reason why the CEO and the executives are still there is because they will get from $250,000 to $500,000 in bonuses if they stay until march of 2015. Heck the CEO already found another side job with american apparel, i guess he figures he will need another boat when Radioshack sinks. They just received another loan which they will burn through with no problem in the forth quarter. Its like beating a dead horse. You will be unemployed and there will be a saturation of radioshack employees looking for jobs at bestbuy. They over spend on store renovations and rapairs like if they had the money to do it. DONT WORK AT RADIOSHACK ITS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH, SANITY AND YOU WILL BE TREATED VERY BAD JUST REMEMBER I WARNED YOU.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow company policies because they are there for a reason and take your medications for your bipolar disorder. Oh, one more thing stop lying and keep your word when you promise things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The commission sucks now! I found new employment my checks dropped so bad I can go reapply for foodstamps because I cannot survive off the pay now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee phone plans and discounts on merch

    Cons

    Lots of work little pay and I was a ASM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise hourly pay now that you all changed commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discounts.. Unfortunately that is it.

    Cons

    No room for improvement.
    Unmeasurable plans & goals.
    Not that many hours for employees causing one employee to work alone for 4-6 hours causing horrible customer exeperince. (Not to mention an open field for thieves)
    Store Managers are OVERWORKED with very below average manager salary.
    The list can go on for days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those who are ready to move up in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Typical retail job and all the goes with it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Portland, OR

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relatively easy to land a job, and the manager will typically work with you if you have a weird schedule. Not many people on staff so it can be fun with the right mix.

    Cons

    Management above the store level is a mess. Local store has no power over inventory, and the push to sell mobile phones was ridiculous. Basically if you didn't sell enough phones, you were on your way out. 90% of the store apparently, was just a pretense in order to get you into the store so that we could push a phone on you.

    As a result, turnover was high across the board at the store level and worker engagement is very low. They keep rearranging the store layout in order keep the store "refreshed" but it ends up being a burden on the employees, as the "good" ones will do a lot of the work and the "cell Sharks" will do nothing and hang around the phone table in able to snipe all the wireless customers and look like a million bucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the managers do their jobs. Pay them like actual managers and let them sell whatever sells the best at the store level. Don't burden them with endless refreshes and planograms. Have them focused on selling, selling, selling!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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