RadioShack
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www.radioshack.com Fort Worth, TX 5000+ Employees

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Pretty good place to work-but they always threaten to fire you

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Bellevue, WA

Pros-Make as much money as you want, you just have to sell well
-If you don't like your store but are a good employee, they will usually let you transfer out to another store
-Managers are pretty laid back for the most part and let you get away with a lot of inappropriate behavior
-Fun place to work at overall, lots of very smart coworkers, although a koo-koo manager is not out of the ordinary

Cons-Every "mistake" such as a return taken which cannot be resold comes out of the managers yearly bonus, so the manager is always complaining about their stupid bonuses
-Regular visits from District Managers and others higher up from him/her--so the store has to be in decent to good shape all the time
-Secret shops could go well or horribly--if they do not go well, the management knows who helped this person and attack you.
-You have to sell overpriced service plans ($6 for an SD card which costs 22$ for example) and if you do not sell at least 25% of the opportunities you had, they will give you a couple warnings and then fire you
-Management always breathing down your neck over sales, even if you had a good couple of months and this one month isn't going as well, they will destroy you.
-Willing to fire smart, knowledgeable people who have been with the company for a long time in exchange for people who don't know anything about electronics because one section of their sales (for example if you sell a cell phone with no accessories) is not sparkling.
-Known to fire people with no warning and often times for no good reason just to prove a point.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees--whether it be a manager, district manager, or a sales associate. RS really gives respect to no one. It has potential to be a great job, and often times is. But management often times gets selfish and vengeful--which is not okay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressfull!

    Manager In Training (Current Employee)
    East Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at RadioShack


    Pros: Very good comission. Flexible hours. Great place to start a… Cons: Very stressful great comission if you sell Cell phones not pre-paid so you have to try and convience every single person to get a cell… Advice to Senior Management: You're ATG's don't work you guys should have less confress calls… More
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    One of the worst companies to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Sunrise, FL

    I worked at RadioShack


    Pros: It is a learining experience. You will learn to have no quality of life, learn to work overnight sometimes 3 times a month to… Cons: Insulting pay rates for all postion at the field level. Benefits are almost non existant. SM's and DM's work 6 sometimes 7days /… Advice to Senior Management: Go back to basics. The happiness and quality of life of your field team who… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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