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RadioShack Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,504 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good Company to Work For

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    RadioShack was a great company to build a career with. If you work hard and are good at your job, your talent is usually recognized. It was a fun work environment where you can DEMO new electronics as they hit the market.

    RadioShack does provide great discounts on their products and the cell phone carrier provide RadioShack employees with great discounts on monthly cell phone plans.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, RadioShack was never great at providing their team members with a healthy work-life balance. This continues to worsen as the company's financial position continues to worsen.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company ... or once ways

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    great deals for our own wireless plans

    Cons

    the corporation has lost its way and is not focusing on making us different from the big box stores except in terms of ruining morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on removing the focus from wireless and onto more profitable areas make us the place for home entertainment car audio etc there is very little competition in these fields in our area

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Senior Store Sale Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    Great health insurance benefits for self and dependents

    Cons

    Store manager average salary lowest in the industry, excessive amount of task which keeps sales associates and managers away from the main purpose in retail......sales and customers. Very poor work life/balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After pushing so hard on driving top line sales through wireless sales they have realized too late that there has to be a balance of every plattform sold in order to create solid profitable volume. They definetely forgot one of the important P's in retail.....their people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a bad place for a college student

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in East Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Decent employee discount
    Good plans for phone service through At&t, Verizon, Sprint
    Decent commission

    Cons

    Minimum wage, for a high knowledge job.
    Forced selling of protections plans for useless items

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It has been a rough climb to the top but over all i loved it.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    vacation time, learning new products ,

    Cons

    a lot of the people who come in wan track phone minutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sell wire by the foot. get more part. sell less accessories for tablets and better cases for tablets and phones. sell maker stuff like 3d printers at more locations and have training and demos for products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Life at Radio Shack

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Store Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Store Manager

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    Fast paced. Commission based. Wear many hats and learn many different jobs, which may qualify you for even better positions in other companies. Good benefits. You WILL become an expert at SOMETHING. Learn P&L, performance management, scheduling, inventory, shipping/receiving, Daily Reports, Loss/theft, etc. Good contests to win, highly competitive.

    Cons

    Schedules sometimes have to change at the drop of a hat. Planograms change weekly, too much micro-management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up the budgeted hours, quit making new plan o grams to fit in one or two items, and let us be the leaders of our stores.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work and very challenging

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Shreveport, LA

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

    Pros

    Great place to move up within the organization

    Cons

    Many metrics and products can make it difficult to "know everything"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Sales experience. Leadership experience.

    Cons

    There are mandatory Non paid weekly meetings.

  10.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Mishawaka, IN

    I worked at RadioShack part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good job until they cut commission

    Cons

    Cut paying the commission on cells

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Successfully dove sales and profits while building up those around me at every level.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    Growth potential in a strong brand. Better home vs. Work life balance than retail.

    Cons

    I've been in retail my entire 16 year carrier. I'm an expert at this point. Starting over to an extent in a new industry is nerve-racking, but I am a quick study and up for the challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider me par.

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