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Depending on your manager, this can be a very fun, or a very tedious job.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Peabody, MA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Peabody, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Relaxed work structure, stay up to date on tech, get to play with RC cars around Christmas.

Cons

Plano-grams and putting stock away, especially the little piece parts was a drag.

Other Employee Reviews for RadioShack

  1. Horrible pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was an assistant manager for 3 years and the pay was terrible, and the sales quotas were unreasonable.

    Cons

    Almost everything. They pay horrible and expect the world.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being such @zz holes.


  2. Helpful (4)

    The constant stress of micro-managing from the DM & even more so the RM & RSD is getting to be to much...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In this economy you really have to be grateful to have a job and this is in fact a job...

    Cons

    Where to start: -They reward the "Dashboard" and "Metrics" over actually making the company money even though your bonuses are based off of gross sales and net profit. -They constantly threaten the store managers with their jobs and force the store managers to threaten the employees with the same while rarely rewarding anyone for doing good. -The DM's are forced to work 7 days a week and are forced to threaten the SM's with being on a conference call with the Regional Manager daily along with a plethora of other wonderful micro-managing and various threats. -The RM seems to get a kick out of waiting until Friday to inform all Store Managers that they must close on Saturday regardless of what you may have with your family, all the while you are working 6 days a week 50+ hours and making very little in overtime, as in bringing your hourly down to less than your ASM. -They force their extended warranties (RSSP) on the customers and force the managers and employees to have a high percentage hit rate even though in many cases it is not beneficial to the customer whatsoever. Also they actually encourage less sales by doing this as SM's and Associates will often not sell a product or tell the customer how badly the product is made so that they will be more likely to either buy the RSSP or not buy the product at all. This really hurts the RS brand as a lot of the products which have the RSSP on them are manufactured and branded by RadioShack so we are basically trained to inform the customers as to how poor the quality is of our products instead of us offering a longer warranty included that would be a testament to the quality of the RadioShack brand. -The last con that I will touch on here is that they are constantly harrassing the Store Managers to cut hours while finding more micro-managing things for the managers to do when this is the busiest sales time of the year and they should be focused on more sales and making more profits.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the Store Managers and even asking for their advice, obviously how the company is being ran now is not working. Also I really highly doubt that RadioShack can last much more than a year unless they make drastic changes to how they treat ALL of their EMPLOYEES, it is not wise to have so many disgruntled Store Managers and Employees when they are the ones who are supposed to be making you money and dealing with the customers on a daily basis. Lastly try using more encouragement and rewards and less threatening and discouragement...


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