RadioShack

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The disgrace of Radio Shack

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

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

Pros

In the 80's, a manager was the best paid manager in the mall, many making over 100 grand, margins were in the upper 50's, and in a article in US and World Report, Radio Shack, had more paper millionairs than anyone. Bill Gates approached Radio Shack before going to IBM.

Cons

Last year 2010 was that of nightmares, yelling screaming at meetings, in thirty years never had recieved a letter of reprimend until 2010 for the smallest reasons even though I was the highest rated Manager in the district and just had won a national sales contest. I compained what was going on and the next day the regional and district manager came to my store, and as one employee discribed acted like terrorist, until I quite. They asked if I wanted to become a District two weeks previous.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

People are your number one asset trat them better. Einstien said repeating the same thing over and over again and expecting a diffrent result is the definition of insanity, you keep pushing wireless more and more as margins go down and down is insane. Black Fridays ad was mostly wireless, who has time to activate phones on black Friday.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    The WORST company to work for EVER!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The people who work at the Shack are some of the most intelligent young people in this country, in an entry level position.

    Cons

    The upper level management from the district level and up are a dangerous group to trust. They will constantly set unrealistic quotas for success, and consistently threaten their employees to meet those unrealistic goals or be terminated. The performance based metrics that the corporation use to judge the effectiveness of their employees are always misguided. No one wants to buy service plans on every item in the store yet one of the metrics is always to sell the service plans at a rate of 30%. If no one wants this service why would they require 3 out of 10 customers to buy a useless service. The one thing that illustrates great salesmanship is $$ per ticket and that is never one of the measurements for success. This company is misguided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting your employees. End the collection of customer information because no one wants to be on any mailing list.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    How radio shack really is !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Medford, MA

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work at
    gets boring at times

    Cons

    District manager expects to much
    Gets annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expectig to much from a store with low volume customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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