RadioShack
2.4 of 5 1,284 reviews
www.radioshack.com Fort Worth, TX 5000+ Employees

RadioShack Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 1,284 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

RadioShack CEO Joseph C. Magnacca

Joseph C. Magnacca

(274 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend
1,284 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Cell Phone Carrier Reps were very helpful and friendly"
    in 129 reviews
  • "Some pros for working at RadioShack is the some of the employee discount"
    in 73 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management was more focused on paper work than actually sales or sales related tasks"
    in 129 reviews
  • "All commissions on cell phones have been eliminated in favor as a flat percentage of sales"
    in 124 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Failing company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible hours, good if you're a student.

    Conschange their pay plans every 6 months to make sure the company keeps most of the profit. Sales associate doesn't earn much from the commission.

    Advice to Senior Managementvery little.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Demanding workplace with lots of change

    Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Reno, NV

    ProsWorking with electronics and always getting the most up to date tech.
    Access to great discounts on cell plans.

    ConsConstantly changing metrics.
    Constantly changing store layout.
    Punishment for failure to perform (even due to lack of business).

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to give a new method a chance. Plans are implemented and when the desired results aren't achieved in a couple weeks they change things again. No set structure cause massive turnover and makes it hard to create a set standard for operations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Experience varies greatly

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mount Laurel, NJ

    ProsGreat for keeping up in the world of technology. Lots to learn about from both other associates and customers daily. Good introduction to a sales environment with opportunity for commission.

    ConsExperience varies greatly store to store, based on environment, customers, and management, especially in regards to policies, working conditions, and discipline. Constant economic pressure on company can interfere with daily operations. Emphasis on sales metrics inconsistent. Room for growth highly dependent on select individuals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Trying hard. Too late.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsTruly caring, dedicated people working hard to help make the company successful. Work/life balance is best of any company I have ever been.

    ConsSilo mentality. Hard to get people to think outside their own areas. Very conservative thinking. Especially from support departments. No appetite to take risks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working hard to get customers back into the stores.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    There is no Utopia

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of good people. Hard-working, loyal and long-tenured. Determination to succeed is ever present. Great location and nice workplace

    ConsLack of systems and infrastructure to support expected results. Lot of employee frustration and finger-pointing resulting in lack of focus to do what needs to be done. Loss of teamwork.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Poor motivational structure, and pushes into flooded markets rather than finding their own.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsNot much besides they're still in business.

    ConsThe cell phone market today is flooded: there is a carrier store on every corner of every major city. Radioshack struggles to make it's way into this market by pushing post paid sales (which they make very little profit on anyway) and uses those sales numbers as a gauge for employee effectiveness.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSmarten up and find something other than phones that can make your last 4 quarters of losses turn around. America today is moving ever more to project and hobbyist so taking a leap of faith and pushing on the DIY/DIT solutions might actually see better results. Finally, no matter what you are pushing, MAKE SURE YOU PUT THAT ITEM IN YOUR COMMERCIALS. in all the recent radio shack commercials, there has not been a single cell phone. if you really rate cell phones as much of a priority as you do, then show the public that we have them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Supervisor

    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Sunnyside, NY

    ProsAt the moment no opportunity was available for advancement

    ConsWorking with lazy managers and had favoritism

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Hit or Miss depending on store/district

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Springfield, MO

    ProsFlexibility, you can eventually be a store manager..

    ConsOverworked, high turnover, management can be a joke...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    decent

    Sales Associate - Part Time (Former Employee)
    Mesquite, TX

    Prosgood way to begin to learn the basics of sales

    Constraining, getting to know merchandise

    Advice to Senior Managementcan be a bit more, detailed with new arrivals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    good til laid off

    Technical Support (Former Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    Prosgood work environment overall where i was

    Consgot laid off after around a year with the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for RadioShack? Contribute to the Community!

RadioShack Videos

Loading...

RadioShack – Why Work for Us?

Why RadioShack? RadioShack has created a loyal following of customers through our associates' expertise and collaborative spirit with consumers, celebrating the longstanding idea that "two heads are better than one… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at RadioShack reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for RadioShack CEO Joseph C. Magnacca. All 1,284 reviews posted anonymously by RadioShack employees.