RadioShack

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

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at RadioShack

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 ManagementAdvice

Value 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.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst companies to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 conduct inventores and then be back at work a few hours later with no rest, learn how to threaten employees instead of developing and coaching them because that is what Sr. Management expects. You will learn to make sure you document each time you sneeze because the company is more interested in micro managing then development.

    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 / week and upwards of 60+ hours. There is no quality of life and expressing concerns to HR will get you nowhere except having Sr. Manament retaliate by coming down on you like a ton of bricks and micro manage every second of your time. You are empowered to do noting. There is WAY too much operational duties put on the SM's and DM's which leave little time for sales and sales planning which the company expects. They are changing planograms daily and expect managers to work until it's done regardless of their schedules. Turn over at the DM level is rediculous for a company that has been around this long. Word to the wise.. pass this opportunity up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basics. The happiness and quality of life of your field team who is on your front line is important. Open your eyes if you want to survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I wouldn't recommend it.

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    None really except the job was fairly easy.

    Cons

    I was hired as a manager trainee. I worked there for 2 months and had not done a minuet of training to be a manager. The pay is terrible, $9.00 per hour plus commissions although you'll be lucky to qualify for commissions. You qualify for commissions if you 're average sales per hour are high enough. No one shops at Radioshack, so keeping your sales high with 3 or 4 customers and hour is difficult to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to hire a manager trainee, train them to be a manager. Don't mislead them with false promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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