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Helpful (1)

A very good place to start your career.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at RadioShack full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Lots of experience and management opportunities for those new to the workforce.

Cons

Odd hours, low pay, contradictory management, low morale.

Advice to Management

Catering to the old customers from Radio Shack's heyday is driving the company to irrelevancy. It's time to modernize.

Other Employee Reviews for RadioShack

  1. One of the worst jobs I've ever had

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

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

    Pros

    Good discounts on interesting products. Other than that, not much.

    Cons

    Low pay, no raises, little advancement, rampant gender discrimination

    Advice to Management

    Most of our sales associates and assistant managers, if they don't live at home with their parents, are on public assistance or at the brink of starvation. The stress levels are so high that in the four years I've worked with the company, I'm aware of three store managers who have had nervous breakdowns and one who's had a heart attack, and just last month one of the sales associates in my store attempted suicide. The expectations are way too high for the pay rate. Most of our competitors pay their assistant managers what Radio Shack's store managers pay. The gender discrimination needs to STOP. I've had managers call me baby, call me a b****, pat me on the head, pinch my rear, and joke about spanking me. I've had men who are half as qualified as I am and who perform at a lower level promoted above me. I've had my tampons thrown away out of the employee bathroom while the men's hair products and cheap body spray were kept. I've seen employees re-hired who left after multiple women, including me, reported them for sexual harassment, and I was forced to work with my harasser on a regular basis for several months after he was rehired. I can't even comment that I'm hungry on the way out the door to lunch without speculation about whether I might be pregnant. And upper management does nothing about it. I've been with the company for four years, and I'm bilingual. As such, you'd think that my pay as an assistant manager would be more than $8.70 an hour, but no. Advice to management? Treat your employees like human beings, even if they're women. If you want us to have your back, have ours. If you treated people fairly, they'd *want* to make the company succeed, instead of dreading work every day.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overworked & Underpaid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For employees, most stores are atmospheres to expand on selling capabilities and customer relationship building practices.

    Cons

    Store Managers are required to work too many hours; 48 a week, but more often than not, end up working an average of 52 hours, leaving little time for a home or family life. Company is downsizing leaving a lot of people out of work The training program leaves employees unprepared Overwhelming pressure to meet unrealistic sales quotas with implicit threat of job loss that Pushy sales tactics to sell "insurance" on almost all products that are sold in the stores, but are difficult and a nuisance to collect on if the need arises Turnover rate is terribly high due to low pay

    Advice to Management

    None. I fear for the future of this company.


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