RadioShack Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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RadioShack CEO Joseph C. Magnacca
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Pros
  • Cell phone discount plans are available through the major carriers (in 144 reviews)

  • The only pro is the employee discount (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • Sinking ship upper management keeps changing directions every six month to try to catch up to everyone else (in 161 reviews)

  • Word vomit they preach to sell cell phones (in 139 reviews)

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  1. Assistant Manager

    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at RadioShack (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule for students a

    Cons

    poor corporate structure, poor pay structure


  2. It was as good as any retail company could be.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kiosk Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Kiosk Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Decent money, hours were ok.

    Cons

    Retail slave labor, it's never enough for corporations and they won't conpensate you for all the extra work someone asks you to do who is trying to move up or make a name for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Don't takenyourselves too seriously, have fun.


  3. Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newnan, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newnan, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    • Responsible for every phase day-to-day store operations. • Established sales goals, managed budgets and devised sales forecasts. • Maximized sales and profitability of assigned areas through execution of company programs. • Interviewed, hired, trained, mentored, coached and evaluated performance of hourly associates. • Responsible for personnel management, merchandise selection and presentation and store operations.

    Cons

    No incentives for managers

    Advice to Management

    Company values


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  5. Terrible company to work for manager or sales associate.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Radioshack Store Manager in Newnan, GA
    Former Employee - Radioshack Store Manager in Newnan, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Monthly bonus if you beat sales goal (rarely) goals are to high, commission not worth it, 1 week vacation able to buy an additional week, 5 days sick time, discount great on some items,

    Cons

    Long hours, 5-6 days a week all 8-12 hour days, inventories your store and other stores until 2am usually opening your store the next morning so very little sleep, daily inventory check sales planner, visual guides, cleaning the whole store daily, mean customers, communication from upper management to store managers isn't very well, manager meetings monthly then returning to work after a long day at the meeting. Lack of training some of it is neat and helpful but I'm a hands on learner so I learned more from some of the customers compared to a computer.

    Advice to Management

    Employees and customers taking inventory and money lots of stuff on a managers plate plus they want you to be the leading person in sales in your store but you have 100 other things to do plus the random calls from the district manager telling you to do another thing and to send him pictures of it when your done. They want weekly pictures of your sales planner pictures after you set them up. Can be very stressful. Expectations are high but not equivalent to salary.


  6. Great Launching pad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Very understandable organization that consistently tried to keep up with current trends and business models. With that being said, They were open to a lot of different possibilities and generally receptive to process improvement and feedback.

    Cons

    Pay was always a struggle. It was understandable as a small box struggling retailer however inventory constraints coupled with the ever changing policies, procedures and performance made having operational procedures and a working routine very hard.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and DEVELOP your teams. Focus on retention vs. Reprimanding. Put the time, effort and energy into creating a culture that is conducive to growth and a customer centric atmosphere.


  7. Decent College Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Austell, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Austell, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Commission Some Room to grow Great training on mobile electronics Not very stressful if you do your job Learn many things

    Cons

    Very low pay for responsibilities Not much training on parts and other parts of store Did not receive product on time Bad communication between upper management and associates Needs more communication on product release dates Pay is low compared to competitors like Best Buy


  8. Loved coworkers, hated pay.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Customers, coworkers, work life balance

    Cons

    Pay was low, had to rely on commission

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more


  9. Good learning experience, not a permanent thing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent learning experience -Wage + Commission makes for good pay -Relatively easy to move off of the bottom rung -High expectations of customer service

    Cons

    -Poor hours -Changes in the company mean an unstable work environment -Slow months hurt your paycheck badly

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to what the store managers need.


  10. Nice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Clerk in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Store Clerk in Decatur, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice to see

    Cons

    Technology is gonna be what it wanna be

    Advice to Management

    Dairy Queen


  11. Had enough after 5 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts, paid vacation and that about it

    Cons

    6 day work week for management and taking sales away from employees

    Advice to Management

    5 day work week at same pay would have me and others. Why would you train employees with all the tools and training and just pay them what a burger flipper makes (no offence burger flippers).



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