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Worse career choice I ever made.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

I have been working at RadioShack

Pros

It's not difficult manual labor.

Cons

Salaried store managers are required to work six days a week at 65+ hours. Full-time hourly employees are given 32 (sometimes as low as 29) hours a week. Part-time hourly employees can receive as low as 4 hours a week (or sometimes not be scheduled at all in a week). Most of the work falls on salaried managers.

Upper management is unavailable and unreachable (district manager not answering/returning phone calls or replying to emails).

As a store manager you are told to hit unrealistically high sales targets- or else be replaced. You will not be given any instructions or suggestions how to obtain the targets, just threatened with your job if you don't attain them.

Store managers are expected to work from home by being on conference calls that can last at least an hour or more. Calls are twice a week or more.

The workload is astronomical! There are currently checklists for checklists and pages of them! In a given day there is not enough time to do everything they want done, and they still pile more work on the store. You have to find ways to help customers and get the enormous amount of work done.

Bonuses don't happen (they change the rules all the time). You never make the amount of money they say you will when you were interviewed.

You end up living and breathing for a company that clearly thinks very little of you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a different approach of motivating and obtaining targets other than firing and replacing employees and managers.

The workload needs to be reduced so stores can focus more on customer service.

Why are you treating your employees so poorly and overworking them?

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Memorable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn about electronics. Pay based on sales. Small staff makes working together easier. Never a dull moment!

    Cons

    Pay based on sales (when slow). Certain customers. No base pay raise. Only 20 words was hard for pros!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base pay raise at least once a year would be nice for those who perform well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    no freedom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    discounts
    employee wireless plans
    jean uniform
    learning about gadgets

    Cons

    lack of compassion for personal lives
    no support from regional manager or then district manager at the time
    over worked under paid
    always cutting hours forcing managers to work more hours
    if you complain youre placed on the black list
    no room for growth

    i was fired without any prior write ups as a assoicate,asst manager or store manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you should really consider a five day work week you would get better results from your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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