RadioShack Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. This job was very easy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy, super laid back, plenty of free time to play videogames or do homework while at work. Pretty much the perfect job for any college student.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Should of made better decisions but instead you hired unintelligent people who drove the company into the ground

  2. Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at RadioShack part-time

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

    Pros

    The employees were great at working together.

    Cons

    The company uses horrible tactics to sell contracts.

  3. Radioshack suits students that go to full time well, but not many incentives for full time employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on your location of course, but it's a chill laid back job. Not many people know RadioShack still exists.

    Cons

    Pay is minimum wage plus commission, if your location is slow, that means you're working for minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are pretty much slaves to district managers, or recently "regional managers". Radioshack must change it's business mindset otherwise it will continue to go downhill.

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  5. Sales representative

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

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

    Pros

    It was commission based so you can make more money than hourly alone.

    Opportunity for interaction with many different people.

    Sales experience

    Cons

    There was a state of micro management going on Which made it an unpleasant work environment. All management was constantly stressed made you feel bad for them.
    They started cutting back commission by changing the structure which by the end made it not even worth working there.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees instead of only looking at bottom line.

  6. Could have been a good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    team relationships, employee perks, advancement, benefits

    Cons

    overworked, underpaid, long hours, poor staffing,

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees!!!!!!

  7. Former Satisfied Employee

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Spring, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, good compensation, great discount

    Cons

    Business is slow, I mean who goes to radioshack?

  8. Poor pay for a lot of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Working with technology on a day to day basis is fun, and learning about cell phones was the high parts of working here. Good cameraderie with other managers.

    Cons

    The pay is low for the responsibilities, and the number of hours worked is excessive; I averaged 60+ a week. Direction from above was constantly changing, we'd get grilled one week for one thing, then the issue was completely dropped the next, then get chewed out later for the same thing. Also, the curse of retail, customers who are rude, and an obvious "the customer is always right, regardless of what actually happened mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with goals, expectations

  9. Terrible Place to work

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

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid Commission and benefits were good

    Cons

    high pressure, and terrible corporate structure

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so demanding

  10. Helpful (1)

    Beware of rude managers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts, Electronics and flexible hours

    Cons

    Rude Management, Lazy employees, Bad POS system.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employes more nicely

  11. A slow and comfortable paced job, great for students yet not for a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours with a fun environment and great customer relationship experience.

    Cons

    Struggling compensation along with minimum wage. Expected to do so much for so little pay. Compensation plans are always changing and not always for the better of the sales associate.

    Advice to Management

    Have better compensation plans that not only a for better of the company but for the sales associate too. Highly recommend that you have a seniority compensation plan for those who have worked longer then one or two years...I personally have passed way beyond 5 years and still getting payed minimum wage plus the little commission one earns with the sinking of economy right along with it.

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