RadioShack Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. An ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, bonuses and spiffs.

    Cons

    Not very good at training new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more role playing in the training process

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    Team work to meet a common goal

    Cons

    meeting new people every day

  3. Learned a lot in sales the store was closed with one week notice.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    Good training, good hours, great starting job

    Cons

    need better commissions, Slow store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Fun products, terrible infrastructure.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    Always something new to learn about.

    Cons

    Terrible infrastructure, micromanaging, pricing isn't competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more control to district and store management to make decisions about stores in their area. Not every area is the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. the pay though...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    COMMISSION BY FAR. It's the only reason I stayed as long as I did.

    Cons

    Other than that, the pay is minimum wage and hours bad unless you're a keyholder. Know how to talk to people or look for a different job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop getting a new DM every few months. You built this company form a solid foundation so keep that foundation, too much change is going to shake the company apart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. District Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I met many people that I am still friends with and they also used to have a great management training program with high standards.

    Cons

    I had a disgruntled manager that sabotaged my career at Radioshack by lying about me and HR terminated me after 7 years of employment. HR did not listen to my side of the story and chose to cover their butts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure that you have all facts before making decisions to terminate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Ok for a part time job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Harlingen, TX

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    There are a lot of incentives and extra ways to earn more money. Plus the discounts on store products is fairly good.

    Cons

    The stress of meeting quotas. They only see you as a number and not so much an employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Meh

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monroeville, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monroeville, PA

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

    Pros

    -Working with technology/electronics is fun if that's something you're interested in.
    -Working in smaller teams lets you get to know people
    -Most store managers are pleasant to deal with

    Cons

    -High turnover, I was longest tenured employee at my store after being there for a year.
    -Too focused on sales numbers
    -Low pay, opportunities for performance spiffs decreased the longer I was there
    -Most employees really aren't that knowledgeable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Scary Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Met some wonderful people that ended up becoming my best friends.
    It's a paycheck, and mediocre benefits.
    Working around familiar electronics!
    commission through sales.
    Interesting Customers

    Cons

    Where to begin... Management is THE worst part of this company. It's not what it was 7-10 years ago. It's not what it was 40 years ago. They try to reinvent themselves for the younger crowd and it simply doesn't work. The upper management couldn't give a care in the world about you or your store- as long as they get their money and you hit your numbers that's all that matters to them. We had gone through 3 mangers within a year, and 3-4 District Managers. Our last DM was verbally abusive to our manger, and would slander the rest of the employees.

    Not enough employees- we usually had to work long shifts on our own.

    The help line that you call... is extremely unhelpful and counter productive.

    Selling phones. It's more of a personal dislike. I was more of a computer- component guy.

    Customer Service is all on you. And it can get stressful quickly if you're dealing with a unruly customer. Especially during busy hours and holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to call it quits. Go back to your roots...
    Fix your computers and phone systems.
    Better management and support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    If You Want Abuse. Look No Further

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    You get to play with phones
    After they realize they need you because you aren't a turn over statistic they stop harassing you as much
    Looking busy isn't hard when you've been going non stop for hours
    Commission was best ignored, sell what you can
    You can get trained and move to a nation carrier if you are confident enough in your phone sales

    Cons

    Under-staffing in busy stores leads to problems
    Having slow stores near by results in required actions that cannot be met by its busy counterparts
    Different direction everyday, eventually you learn to ignore it all
    Anything for a sale, you will do anything.
    Management can get away with murder if they have been there long enough
    They overload on work so you never are possibly done, however you never complete all your work either
    Commission was best ignored, sell what you can
    Employee manipulation runs rampant
    Two week notice = Instant Termination (Do not bother, just walk out the door)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut this one loose, the damage is too great. Anyone with any real skill sets has left, or is trying to leave.

    Stop letting "Senior Managers" do whatever they want because they have been there a long time. Good sales doesn't mean a good manager when you are the only game in town.

    When someone puts their notice in do not terminate them three days in. One no one else working there will ever put a damn notice in. Two my goal is to now crush RadioShack selling phone for someone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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