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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. Helpful (1)

    Poor responsibility/commission balance.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good job security, I know managers that have been with the company for 10+ years.

    Cons

    When you interview for the job, they tell you that you will be paid minimum wage. "But that's not important because your commission checks from your cell phone sales are how you make your money."

    This sounds great, except that they don't tell you that there are two kinds of sales associates. "Core Associates" and "Wireless Specialists."

    The Core Associates stock shelves, do price audits, and help customers. All the basics of retail that are expected. The Wireless Specialists, on the other hand, stand in the doorway and greet customers as they enter the store. They quickly establish whether the customer is interested in a cell phone or not and then either pursue their wireless sale, or pass them off to a core associate if it is anything but a wireless sale.

    Some days the scheduling will end up with three specialists and one core associate on a shift. The specialists will stand around all day, while a single core associate is required to help every vagrant, or Alzheimers addled senior citizen who wants you to explain to them how to sync their universal remote with their 20 year old VCR.

    Advice to Management

    An improved commissions package for the core associates would boost sales much more than any unachievable "Carrot on a stick" reward.

    Delegate some responsibilities to the Wireless Specialists.


  2. If you like a slow paced work atmosphere then radioshack is your place!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tinley Park, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Not a lot of customers so at times there was a lot of free time to watch T.V and sit around.

    Cons

    Benefits and compensation were terrible, sales goals were not weighted by the actual sales of the store and the traffic coming into the store.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees they are the ones that are making your business!


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