RadioShack Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. Store Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at RadioShack (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great product discounts and service discounts.

    Cons

    Long hours and no over time pay.


  2. Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack part-time

    Pros

    Working in a team environment. Working around a quota. Employer is very flexible when it comes to giving time off for a vacation

    Cons

    Not something you can make a career out of due to the lack of employee input into certain things that go oin in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Take the workers advice when it comes to certain situations. Don't have extreme quotas or expectations for certain stores when their locations aren't able to reach those goals


  3. Tech Support Consultant

    Former Employee - Tech Support Consultant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Tech Support Consultant in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    RadioShack had some of the best people working for it. The environment was exciting and challenging.

    Cons

    Some BAD decisions were made, and NOT entirely at the fault of the then management, but directed by outside sources.

    Advice to Management

    For the new owners, there are a lot of people which really understand the business who are still there. Hopefully, you will listen to them and keep the RS brand going. Trying to change too much might be a recipe for disaster.


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  5. Love being a radioshack girl

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

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with school schedule and work schedule

    Cons

    Minimum wage, work to hard for just 7.25

    Advice to Management

    Raise hourly pay


  6. Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time

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

    Pros

    A good place to get your feet wet in retail.

    Cons

    Poor pay, hours not consistant, poor stock support.


  7. District Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time

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

    Pros

    Company car with gas card. Report personal mileage each month to be taxed.
    Work from home on office days.
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    On call 24/7 by email or phone
    Answer calls from alarm company when store personnel cannot be reached
    Working Saturday and Sunday

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to DMs and what they handle on a day to day basis.
    Don't let one poor store visit somewhere across the country force all DMs to jump through hoops at a moment's notice with an almost zero deadline for follow up.
    Allow DMs to do their job and handle one-offs individually


  8. A Great Failing Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marion, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marion, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Flexible hours, decent commission, nice discount.

    Cons

    Bankrupt and going out of business. I don't know what else to say, 2/3 of the stores are closed or closing. Outlook is bleak.


  9. Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Davenport, IA

    I worked at RadioShack (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours with decent employees. I worked at a few in different states and it seemed to be fairly consistent as far as tasks/duties.

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of room for raises. There was always a push to upsell to wireless. Some of the wireless companies offered in rural areas had better service than the compiles we were selling

    Advice to Management

    It would have been nice to have an opportunity to make more money and give annual raises. Also, depending on location, the management could have been better.


  10. hell in retail

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

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

    Pros

    loved the people I worked with

    Cons

    Upper management was a tyrant, micromanaged down to the toilet paper we used.


  11. sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Learn alot about how things work

    Cons

    Having to deal with cut throat sales associates

    Advice to Management

    To promote teamwork and customer service



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