RadioShack Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. District Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Coast, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Coast, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time there, worked with some great people.

    Cons

    I wish them luck as they move forward. The closing store process was not well managed. Everyone in the field worked very hard during the transition and bankruptcy. Employee's were discarded without any thought or feeling.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to old school retail, be who you are! CEO really worked to make the company a successful again. Company still has talented people, I hope Standard General will see that.


  2. Retail Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cicero, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cicero, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good management, easy job, fun at times

    Cons

    low pay, low commission, no job security


  3. Transition and decline

    Current Employee - Radioshack Store Manager in Saugus, MA
    Current Employee - Radioshack Store Manager in Saugus, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary for young adults that doesnt require an education. Independence in staffing Competitive prices in a few product categories Large commission incentive

    Cons

    Work life balance Corporate management squeezes profitable managers to make up for under performing managers. Multiple daily conference calls when your trying to run a store.

    Advice to Management

    To late...


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  5. Stressful

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glassboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glassboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, most of my coworkers were really nice. Customers are usually nice.

    Cons

    Low pay and high expectations Very stressful

    Advice to Management

    Decrease pressure placed on store managers and their employee staff


  6. Poor salaries

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Getting hired should be easy, nobody is applying. l

    Cons

    Employees work way to hard to only make minimum wage. If management gave you the latest technology to sell and paid decent commissions, maybe they wouldn't be in the condition they are today, dying.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the original management who knew how to make the company successful and profitable


  7. The Shack

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people i worked with in all 3 of the store i worked at were great. You have a base pay and commission even though the commission isn't as great as say verizon, sprint, or any other carrier store it was nice to have. I love technology and helping customers find what they need. If you had a busy store it was great.

    Cons

    The company is not bankrupt . Most stores are really slow, out of the 3 stores i worked at 2 were god awfully slow, and with a commission base pay that really sucks. Upper management was horrible. They were overly critical, and useless if you needed help. We would never have the products that we needed. There was a lot of pressure to reach your sales goals and there were over 6 categories of sales.

    Advice to Management

    The District managers needed to help the stores more. We would see them around once every 2-3 months. Last that i heard they got rid of the DMs. They were useless anyways.


  8. Okay company

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Radioshack had good pay in hourly and commission. As the year went on it only got better, until their end. Didn't care if you collect overtime!

    Cons

    Company in general over worked everyone. Upper management was clueless to the errors from districts to store level.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being lazy! Hire good employees and treat them well. There is a high turnover but the ratio will never change between good and bad employees if you don't keep the sharks happy.


  9. Don't even bother

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved my coworkers to an extent. For the most part, everyone was awesome and smart and knew how retail worked. The employee discount you got for items were pretty decent as well.

    Cons

    Upper management sucked. My district manager acted as a tyrant and as if we were his subordinates. He would talked to us as if we were children and not as adults. It was horrible. They don't do a thorough background check and they don't do drug testing, which is a huge turn off for me. They never have the items customers want the most in stock. My store was out of stock for chromecasts for 3+ months and still didn't have any when I left. Do yourself a favor and avoid applying here at all cost.

    Advice to Management

    Employee's that have been let go have not received their severance checks and you're paying celebrities to sponsor your store? You have posters saying you're hiring when you let go of THOUSANDS of people? You guys really need to check yourselves. The company doesn't have much time to live, especially at the rate it's going right now.


  10. Just not worth the fustration.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discounts can be nice, and in this day and age who won't need power, video etc accessories? Radioshack brand stuff is deep discounted for the employee while certain name brand stuff varies. The people I work with are great and always a pleasure to be around. We have a well oiled unit that does a great job in spite of everything we have to deal with day to day.

    Cons

    Unfortunately that's really the only things. Hours have been slashed and even with the new company taking over under the guise of "saving jobs" they seem to be doing anything but. Positions and hours have been slashed across the board and if you were promised anything don't expect it until you see it on paper. Quality of products is severely lacking in the home brand, and frequent returns aren't unusual. This is yet another company where corporate is out to serve themselves and pay out as little as possible for maximum profits. Beware.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate has to start treating their people a little better - they expect high codes of ethics without themselves following through on such a mentality. Stop saying one thing and doing another - you are losing all your good people because of it. I would love to see this company get back on it's feet again as it's a great place to work when upper management is doing its job but at this stage i'm not seeing this as something that will happen anytime soon.


  11. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment, good relationship with co-workers.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, no room for advancement, impossible sales quotas



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