RadioShack Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,418 Reviews
2.4
1,418 Reviews
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RadioShack CEO Joseph C. Magnacca
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337 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Training - trained for all major cell phone companies and fast paced (in 140 reviews)

  • Some pros for working at RadioShack is the some of the employee discount (in 83 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has no concern for their employees unless they are chosen favorites (in 153 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.  

    It was a great stepping stone in the world of retail management.

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Mankato, MN

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the team I built up and working with the other managers within our district. We really worked as a team.

    Cons

    If you want to be a productive manager that make an okay living you will not have a personal life.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It's okay if you only work here part time. Besides that it's kind of boring, not many people come in.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Burbank, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Burbank, IL

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

    Pros

    You get experience for other jobs.
    Most customers are nice.
    You get a decent discount on most things in the store.

    Cons

    They're always changing how the store looks.
    No room to move up in the company.
    Have to really push products on customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    By far one of the best places I have ever worked

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Somerset, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Somerset, KY

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

    Pros

    Play with the newest gadgets and get great experience dealing with the public

    Cons

    Dealing with the public and some of the most pointless micro management requests from corporate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Launching pad

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Very understandable organization that consistently tried to keep up with current trends and business models. With that being said, They were open to a lot of different possibilities and generally receptive to process improvement and feedback.

    Cons

    Pay was always a struggle. It was understandable as a small box struggling retailer however inventory constraints coupled with the ever changing policies, procedures and performance made having operational procedures and a working routine very hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust and DEVELOP your teams. Focus on retention vs. Reprimanding. Put the time, effort and energy into creating a culture that is conducive to growth and a customer centric atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    I only worked in a cellular phone kiosk for Radio Shack, the pay was great, as well as the hours I worked. If they were still there I would have remained with the company.

    Cons

    The only bad thing was when I was transferred to on a new place my hours were cut so bad I could not continue with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only thing I can say is it was rumoured for a long while that we were closing but we were reassured that was not the case and it really was. Honesty would have been nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good entry level jiob into wireless sales

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    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist in Shirley, NY
    Former Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist in Shirley, NY

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

    Pros

    light work load, great co workers, my manager was pretty cool as well. you could make some decent money on a good month and if your driven on the wireless sales

    Cons

    upper management kinda sucked, you have to do everything in the store cleaning, planograms are the worst!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your sales ppl and u might make it out of the hole

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun, Fast-pace, Stressful.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Waterloo, IA

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

    Pros

    There was always something new to learn as technology is ever changing. There are a lot of benefits to working for RadioShack such as commission, employee cell phone plans, and prizes to be won. There are a lot of great store managers and district managers within the company that truly want to see and help you succeed.

    Cons

    Along with changing technology comes many new ways to merchandise, new cell phone plans, and other new ways to run the business. As a store manager, if hours need filled then you get to fill them. Many stores do not have an assistant manager so you have to go out of your way to train your employees to be able to do everything, that ends up being above their pay grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make friends with your fellow store managers and your district manager. Show them you truly want to succeed and they will help you do so. Make nice with your employees in store. Show them that you are there to help them succeed within their job title and that you truly appreciate the work they do and they will work so much harder for you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Really depends on your boss

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    High possibility for growth with minimal supervision

    Cons

    Changes direction constantly. KPI importance seems to change weekly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not Bad

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Ok pay not bad could be better

    Cons

    Pushy and not the best managment forces you to sell assecories

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NOne

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning experience. Fantastic first job.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Commision is the best part of working here. Working with co workers is a pleasure and coworkers typically look out for each other.

    Cons

    Learn on your own and learn fast. Selling cell phones is not easy. Convincing someone to buy a phone is easy, the process of getting them the phone is near impossible and often leads to no sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employees know how to process postpaid transactions. Be readily available to answer any questions your sales associates have.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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