RadioShack Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
1,375 Reviews
2.4
1,375 Reviews
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RadioShack CEO Joseph C. Magnacca
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315 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pretty good actually.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    It was easy to get help.
    The sales goals weren't outlandish.
    The pay was average.
    They will help you grow as a salesperson
    They even work around my school schedule

    Cons

    Some of the people that come in.
    Didn't say upfront it was a sales job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps some more personal training.
    Also they really need to be upfront that you’re not just attending the store and that you’ll be selling phones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok..... high sales pressure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Palatka, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Palatka, FL

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

    Pros

    Commission plus base pay is very rewarding

    Cons

    Everything is about sales numbers...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company is very close-knit but job security is low.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    Pays pretty well for an entry level position.
    CEO is very close to his employees
    Good entry sales and retail position and lots of room to learn.

    Cons

    Low job security
    Should get paid more for the amount of work put into the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the stores that aren't doing well and fire the employees that don't care to be loyal to the company during its turn around process. We need optimism right now and there are too many people around bringing the company down. There's a good probability of us bouncing back if we do it right. Open more fix-it locations and take responsibility for your brands. Don't hide behind "Auvio" and "Gigaware", make it all Radioshack brand.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and good co-workers

    Cons

    below average pay and demanding work

  6.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    GOOD PEOPLE, not so smart

    Cons

    looks like they won't last a long time

  7.  

    Relaxed atmosphere. Management disorganized,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Comfortable atmosphere, employee discount. Most customers appreciate the help. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Commission rates constantly changing(going down) Management seems disorganized and lacking direction.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    When it was good, it was ok.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    -Making 2% commission on sales
    -Flexible work hours
    -Modern feel with good associates

    Cons

    -Unrealistic goals determined by regional managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, stop setting unrealistic expectations for your employees. You don't have to make everyone basically force feed cell phone sales down the customer's throat.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I have had a descent experience with the company for as long as I have been working for them.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager  in  Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Vacaville, CA

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

    Pros

    I get to meet new people each and everyday and help them figure out there electronic issue

    Cons

    Not always being able to help out the customer all the time. However, I do the best I can with what they give me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not a terrible experience to work for the company, however it could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Easy, fun co-workers, great products.

    Cons

    Tough customers, can sometimes be boring due to being slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the effort given.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great way to sharpen your sales skills for future positions

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lynchburg, VA

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

    Pros

    If you have the right manager you can sharpen your sales skills and if you are in school and need to make some part time cash its a great job that offers commission. Holiday season offers a great sales boom in any location. All you need is effort and a can do attitude

    Cons

    Rarely do you see a fully staffed store that's actually fully staffed..sometimes difficult to take time off...the amount of work you put in sometimes doesn't match the pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise your wages

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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