RadioShack Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,369 Reviews
2.4
1,369 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 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.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Belleville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belleville, IL

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

    Pros

    good hours, great people, nice location

    Cons

    not advancing, customers, advanced electronics area depleting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find the people who want to rise the ranks and help them get there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Room to Grow

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

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

    Pros

    Some stores have great managers. If you are good at selling they will help you become store managers.

    Cons

    If you aren't the best at selling, management may force you to quit. By reducing your hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun entry level place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redding, CA

    I worked at RadioShack part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you love electronics, working here is like being in a candy store every day! I enjoyed the hours, the people and the work for the most part.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, since it's a retail environment, the store changes can be monotonous and annoying. The production numbers were horribly unbalanced and caused unnecessary stress on employees, forcing some into dishonesty just to make numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed working at Radioshack, but there were far too many seasonal layoffs. The production numbers were unnecessarily strict as well, with the constant worry about who was staying and who was going at the end of each season. Some employees outright took advantage of customers just to make the extra sales. Radioshack needs real job security and greater advancement for its employees. The employees also need to focus on integrity and honesty to keep the customer coming back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RadioShack

    Pros

    Extensive great training on the products.

    Cons

    The culture and leadership is not a healthy, at least in my district is not.

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