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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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Most Impatient and Disorganized Company Ever

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a store manager, I was able to create my own atmosphere in my store. Having not worked in corporate retail before, I was able to gain much insight into the actual costs of doing business.

    Cons

    I was working 6+ days a week, 50+ hours, and my effective hourly was often somewhere around $11/hr. While there was a corporate structure, we would often see management skipping levels, to where as a store manager I was getting micromanaged by the Area Director.

    Advice to Management

    Unlike many people, I don't think that the sales goals were all that unreasonable. I do feel that your demand/compensation ratio is terrible. Don't base DM's bonus structure on their SMs salaries, and they might offer more money for better quality managers. Also, develop some sort of sales training. Not a "company buy-in" training, not a "new product" training, a SALES training. Train your SALESPEOPLE in how to SELL. And quit turning over your mid-level managers (DM, RM, AD, etc.) Let a team develop. Watching something grow is a slow process. If you put in a new DM every time you have a bad season, you're going to continue to have inexperienced management teams. If you keep beating them up over numbers on a DAILY BASIS, they're going to burn out faster than you can train them.


  2. Horrible pay

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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