RadioShack

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RadioShack Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
1,638 Reviews
2.5
1,638 Reviews
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RadioShack CEO Joseph C. Magnacca
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Training - trained for all major cell phone companies and fast paced (in 144 reviews)

  • Some pros for working at RadioShack is the some of the employee discount (in 87 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has no concern for their employees unless they are chosen favorites (in 161 reviews)

  • The only thing Corporate cared about was the amount of cell phones you sold (in 139 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Depends on where you work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at a franchise and the owner was very business savy. He did not follow much of corporate's guidelines simply because they were not good (Probably why they are filing bankruptcy right now).

    Fun atmosphere, fun people, you really felt like you were involved and your opinion mattered. We carried everything in our store; from old to new, big to small. We were not just phones. We changed our inventory yearly (sometimes monthly) based on customer wants, needs, and demand changes.

    Cons

    With any retail job, you will run into some HORRIBLE people who think they own the Earth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much I can say at this point. If you followed a better business plan (Like our store) you probably wouldn't be filling bankruptcy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I enjoyed three entire years with RadioShack as a store manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    Training, Discounts, flexible, opportunity for promotion

    Cons

    No communication between home office and field, making many stupid decisions causing bankruptcy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit making stupid decisions, poor communication between home office and the field and the low stock quantities are the reasons why the company filed bankruptcy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was what it was

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    If you did your job they let you run the store how you needed and the DM would not bother you,

    Cons

    Too many managers took advantage of the company and did not do there job. Pay was a joke at best for the hours required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well the company is all but history, we got rid of the bread and butter and drove our customers away by shoving phones they did not want down there throats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was what it was

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Management in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    If you did your job upper management will let you run your store the way you need to. I got along with must everybody, a lot of really good people.

    Cons

    If your not a manager you will not make any money, its hard to shove phones down peoples throat that do not want them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not a surprise that the company is in the shape it is in now, we got away from the bread and butter and turned to low profit phones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Need to work fast to change with the times

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multi-Unit Management in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Multi-Unit Management in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    The employees bleed blood for the company. Many, especially those with many years of tenure exhibit a huge amount of loyalty to the company. Managers and above run their business with little day-to-day interference. It is your business to drive to success. Promotions are available for anyone who wants to move to the next position.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be very challenging. For the over achievers sometimes the lack of balance is self-inflicted. The current management is driving to turn the company around. The prior management made some poor decisions that is making the current changes needed difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open in communications. When communications are restricted the rumor mill can get way out of hand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Salesperson

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, IN

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great experience in a multi diverse area of retail.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the knowledge we have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay Managers what they are worth.

    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great secondary job for those who are techie oriented.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to practice sales skills. Commissions offer incentives to sell more. Management tends to be fairly knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Very low base pay. Job is really only good as a supplemental "second job" as a result. Benefits are also lousy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base pay and benefit package to attract the competent staff Radio Shack is known for. Concentrate on making money on the technical assistance that has been the company's primary strength.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fair but tough

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    Compensation for managers and above was competitive.

    Cons

    Work life balance difficult to manager with the demands of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always treat people with dignity and respect.

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    Senior Financial Auditor

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Auditor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Auditor in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people and great environment.

    Cons

    Weak executive management and c suite.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    The company means well but due to bad management in the past its stuggling and the workers are paying for it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    its a job.
    sell enough and you get paid pretty good

    Cons

    sales depend on location
    to many stores open sales are random (this is getting fixed with the bankruptcy)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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