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Typical retail sales job with very limited room for growth

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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at RadioShack full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good for students and part-timers who are looking for an active workplace.

Cons

Poor pay. No bump in pay even if you work there for 5 years. Its up to you to sell cellphones and make commission. No other way to increase your paycheck. Only if you get promoted to manager will you make more money and have a bonus. Even then, room for growth is only by becoming a manager. No other way to get promoted no matter how good you are at your job. When they do have a manager position open, they will hire someone from outside the company that has no experience in slaes or electronics rather than promoting from within.

Advice to Management

You focus on a complete sales solution, but you don't focus on keeping you employees happy. There is no reason for an employee to stay under your employment for more than a couple of years at most unless they have no ambition.

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  1. Do not work for this company !

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Team work between other store managers

    Cons

    District Managers, wants nothing but numbers, and they push all their work off on to the store managers. Management does know what go on in the stores.

    Advice to Management

    Actually work in the stores uncover to see what actually goes on. You will be surprised !

  2. Little consideration for store employees

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Denver, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Fun dealing with (most of) the general public.
    With a background in electronics, I enjoy helping customers sort through high-tech issues and hopefully solve problems.

    Cons

    Store shift scheduling: Even though policy requires store managers to post work schedules a week before they take effect, in my district this has never been enforced. Routinely in my store and in others, sales associates on a Friday learn their work schedule for the following week, which begins Saturday, THE NEXT DAY. This means store employees can never plan to spend time with family, volunteer at church or participate in community activities.

    The sales associate's wage is minimum wage. The sales associate rarely gets the same days off each week. The sales associate gets no guarantee of a minimum number of hours per week. Gee. . . how many more ways are left that a corporation can insult an employee. "The Shack" seems to attempt to cover all the bases.

    Advice to Management

    Most Radio Shack stores are not set up, nor staffed, to competently peddle wireless handsets competitively with retailers who do nothing else. There's little/no profit selling handsets, and not all consumers are willing to pay our bloated prices for cellphone cases and chargers. Also, why offer a handset if you're not also serious about stocking a case for the handset?

    Make store managers comply with shift-scheduling policies. By allowing store managers to treat sales associates as slaves rather than sales associates, you drive away the best workers and are left, over time, with duds.

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