RadioShack

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Commission Based Company with low starting pay

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

I have been working at RadioShack

Pros

Wireless sales and commission when you can get it. You are allowed to wear jeans, but not sneakers, what gives. Anyway, if you are an electronics/gadgets geek, you will love it at the Shack, but don't get in it for the salary, it is VERY low.

Cons

Salary is very low for store managers, it's salary(low) plus Commission based sales plus quarterly, and annual Bonuses, that are based on unreal expectations. They put so much pressure on you to sell wireless and wireless insurance (that no one in their right mind would get) plus attachments, not just any attachments, the high dollar items.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't put so much pressure on associates to sell wireless, yes its a big part of your overall sales performance, but what it really does is create fraudulant activity to increase sales and put commission in your pocket.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Entry Level Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    -commission based so it is competitive
    -benefits are as good as any other place like it.
    -not much inference by managers

    Cons

    -Unrealistic expectations on the part of upper management
    -It can be tough to sell the inferior products in the store sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the sales staff more credit. They switched the pay scale 3 times during the years that i worked there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    If you like troubleshooting and problem solving, it can be rewarding to deal with customers. Co-workers tend to be "fun" to work with. Pay is higher than most retail stores, assuming that you are average or above average with sales.

    Cons

    Performance metrics change constantly. You will be hounded until you reach your goal, at which point they raise the goal again, and hound you even more. Upper managment has little idea what it's like to work in the store, and it can be frustrating to deal with unrealistic expectations and criticism coming from people too far removed from day to day processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintaining exceptional performance expectations is understandable, but please realize how frustrating it is to deal with constantly changing expectations. If someone struggles for months to hit the first (unrealistic) number, it may not be wise to continue to raise that number. It does nothing but foster insecurity and feelings of hopelessness. Many of your employees "give up", because no matter how good you are, it's never good enough. That's not a good feeling.

    Disapproves of CEO
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