RadioShack Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
1,443 Reviews

2.4
1,443 Reviews
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RadioShack CEO Joseph C. Magnacca
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306 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Training - trained for all major cell phone companies and fast paced (in 135 reviews)

  • Some pros for working at RadioShack is the some of the employee discount (in 75 reviews)


Cons
  • Compensation is horrible upper management does not really care about the associates (in 140 reviews)

  • The only thing Corporate cared about was the amount of cell phones you sold (in 131 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • 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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of rude managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at RadioShack full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discounts, Electronics and flexible hours

    Cons

    Rude Management, Lazy employees, Bad POS system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employes more nicely

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I truly hope the company turns around

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Been around for a long time and currently working hard to turn the company around.... To bad there is no clear direction...

    Cons

    Upper management currently has no direction.. Regional Managers are beating up the stores and district managers, with no clear direction except to sell more see more and sell more this is the wrong way to handle the loss in tickets...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better direction to the store teams and help us understand which stores are closing and stop leaving us in the dark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Always changing how to compensate employees

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

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work with base pay plus commission

    Cons

    Very low pay. Not very structured. They will MAKE you sell warranties and place unnecessary pressure to sell without the proper compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to give raises! They seem to be nonexistent in your company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    bad

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    nothing was good. none at all. I would not recommend this company to anyone. very bad experience. very bad corporation.

    Cons

    everything was bad. all of it. Same as stated above. this company hates its employees. treats them like trash. not worth the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The job is what you make of it, but don't get stuck.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It is challenging and fun.

    Cons

    The pay is much less than it should be and the hours are a downside as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    somewhat ok

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at RadioShack part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its a very easy job. Only when you deal with people its a whole different level.

    Cons

    Computer training. Not enough pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to train their employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Don't stop here its worthless

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good sales associates. Liked playing with the new phones. Terrible buisness models. Att reps are amazing.

    Cons

    Managment at store level and district manager will stab you in the back if they get an opportunity. Made complaint to hr about managment forging time cards and nothing happened. Terrible training and huge pay cut. Unethical company in 2011 rated #3 worst company in the US to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management at every level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's great if you love cell phones

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at RadioShack full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Commission is controlled by you

    Cons

    Prices are sometimes not comparable to competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Award top salesman

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good work place but management is another story

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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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good money and friendly people

    Cons

    Manager does not know what he is doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to sales need training for management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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