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I would rather live in a box under a bridge than work at Radioshack EVER AGAIN

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Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Fairfax, VA

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

Pros

Company car and free gas

Cons

Required 6 day work weeks. Constant micro-management. No money spent on store improvements. Low pay for managers and associates only allows for the hiring of the bottom of the barrel. I was a DM and had never seen so much internal theft. I don't condone theft, but if you pay your people as bad as they do then treat them horribly, this will happen.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Changes need to be made from the top down. I suggest you either close down and liquidate, or sell off to a proven company like Best Buy.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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    A retail dinosaur on it's last leg.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good entry level opportunities at some locations.

    Cons

    Very poor business ethics, including illegal activity.
    70+ hours/week for many store managers at a low salary.
    Poor budget for staffing.
    Upper management typically uses threats of termination to increase performance.
    Sales training is low quality and badly outdated.
    Supply channels are slow and misguided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retail has changed dramatically over the last 10-15 years and Radio Shack has failed to adapt. This is way the store has lost always all of it's market share. The organization needs to be entirely redesigned in order to avoid bankruptcy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Legal Slave Labor

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lowell, MA

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

    Pros

    30% Discount on RS brand name products, Low rates on employee cell phone service.

    Cons

    You do pretty much EVERYTHING from pricing to customer serice, tech support, price auditing, late night inventories, bank deposits, even pretty much redesigning the store itself and get paid MINIMUM WAGE to do it! If they could hand you a paint brush, a toolbelt, and a ladder they would. They changed the commission structure so even though they still want you to sell their poorly made, grossly overpriced Auvio and Enercell merchandise to profit the store you almost literally make zero off that which was not the case before, oh and they also changed their commission base from cell phone sales so you make significantly less than even a year ago. Bi-weekly pay leaves you broke until you get your floor scraps of a paycheck. Over 3 years so far and not one raise-they don't do raises, ever. Not even to the people that have been here 5+. The new "Wireless Consultant" position takes your opportunity for cell phone commissions directly out of your hands and they get paid a dollar more to boot, so that frees you up for more mindless retail statistic work for MINIMUM WAGE?!?! Guess what happens when you obviously need to get a 2nd job? They cut your hours to the point that it's not even worth working. Don't bother asking for full time, they only go to the state minimum, but in the meanwhile your goals are incredibly high. How else are you going to make them rich practically for free? Don't be a sucker, get a better job that at least pretends like they care about you. Oh and by the way, there's no "Middle class", as in no supervisors or shift leaders for a responsibility or wage bump. It's either Manager making salary so you're either there ALL THE TIME or ALMOST NEVER, which I've had to serve for both. Or you're making MINIMUM WAGE and doing everything. No. Thank. You.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trade positions and paychecks with us for a couple months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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