RadioShack Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
1,372 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Training - trained for all major cell phone companies and fast paced (in 135 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 140 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Poorly managed depressing place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA

    I worked at RadioShack full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Will hire almost anyone so if you really need an entry level job. Can be an entry into better retail. Very little pressure to sell.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management. They range from hardcore Radioshack believers who micromanage or just completely don't care. No on cares about the store or what is going on. Pay is minimum wage plus a joke 2% commission. Poor store coverage...sometimes one person scheduled for several hours in some stores. Very little chance for promotion. They hire a lot of incompetent people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more competent managers. Provide greater incentive to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Down Down Down

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    It was some good things, however not enough good to our weigh the bad.

    Cons

    No perks for employees except summer hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's to late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good, Clean place to work.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Clean and safe place to work. Good training opportunities. Goal oriented management. NO MICRO MANAGEMENT!!! Highly structured planning and team work oriented. Safety standards are very high. Management actually cares about employees. Health benefits after 90 days. Good vacation, 3 weeks after 5 years of employment.

    Cons

    Company is in a strong chokehold. Compensation is diminishing faster than rising Gas prices. Better corporate planning for increasing sales is NEEDED PERIOD! Work-life balance can be tricky at times, but with such low rates of pay and pay increases who wants to spent time with the family with no money to do so?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower the prices of the products and COMPETE with your COMPETITORS!

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

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time  in  Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at RadioShack part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cell Phone discounts on bill.

    Cons

    Work hard, little pay, sales never good enough to management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good for part time

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  El Centro, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in El Centro, CA

    I worked at RadioShack full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good place to learn about all kinds of technologies. good for part time. good benefits.

    Cons

    not in good shape right now. no freedom to make decisions and a difference in the company even when they need it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people a chance to make decisions. if you stop micromanaging you will do better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    How are they still around

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    Former Employee - Sale Associate
    Former Employee - Sale Associate

    I worked at RadioShack full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -They had great training for practically anybody new to the tech/electronics world.
    -My second manager was great.

    Cons

    - Overpriced product
    - WAAAAAY too many add-on sales pitches: cell phone upgrades, adding service plans, batteries... it makes the customer feel attacked.
    - Lost too many good employees because lack of pay/raises/promotions/recognition
    - Too much pressure from management
    Management was waaaaay unstable, lots of store and regional manager overturn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If product pricing is as high as it is and that money is going back into the stores, managers and/or Sales Associates then it's safe to assume that it's going to top brass. Your top brass obviously isn't earning that money. My advise? Reduce product prices, give yearly merit based raises to Sales Associates, take a huge pay cut and learn to live on less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Throw the baby out with the wash

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    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    The corporate physical environment was very pleasant being by a river and in downtown district; Fort Worth a nice city.
    The benefits prior to 2009 were very nice.

    Cons

    Not employee friendly. Cut and slash for the stock holders, was the primary force; very sad for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your subordinates make or break you; treat them well!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Need to work on training of new Manager program.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at RadioShack full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Being able to share mobile ideals with customers and staff.

    Cons

    Not getting paid enough for the job being done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more into training new managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    They dont care about you as a person, they dont listen to good judgement

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Good hours, they offer manager bonuses, they give a very decent employee discount and have company carrier employee lines that save you money!

    Cons

    They pay cheap, they expect steak on a dollar menu budget, they dont listen to a thing you have to say, they micro manage EVERYTHING, they want you to work without caring if you have a home life (most big companies now adays) and they call you all times of day and night and expect you to answer/be there. They blame inventory losses on you as a store manger yet dont carry cameras in each store so like mine I cant control or see whats going on when im not there. The training is very little and all on a computer... most people dont learn this way. They dont keep items in the store the customers want and most of our electronics are outdated. They dont seem to care about the classic stores only the brand statement/concept stores get attention and good variations of products in shipments. There isnt much positive about this company. Thats why theyre in the position theyre in and all theyre employees are jumping ship so to speak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing. Good employee discounts. thats about it

    Cons

    Everything. Minimum wage for knowledge required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get your priorities straight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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