RadioShack Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,426 Reviews
2.4
1,426 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 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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  1.  

    Former Satisfied Employee

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Spring, TX

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

    Pros

    Easy job, good compensation, great discount

    Cons

    Business is slow, I mean who goes to radioshack?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Success, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Success, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, paths for career growth!

    Cons

    Sometimes sales goal can be irritating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I hope you like change, because there were plenty of changes with this company.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Eastpointe, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Eastpointe, MI

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

    Pros

    There is some for advance if you know the right people.
    You make commission off cellphones which brings potential for more cash
    Employee cellphone plans are offered by Sprint & ATT (this was the best thing about the job)

    Cons

    Management like to lead you on so that they can get you to do their job. ie, i was the unofficial assistant manager, which means i was doing the work without getting the pay.
    I don't mind change, but they make HUGE changes and expect you to fall in line. ie, i was making on average $20-$35/phone i sold at first, which was great! Then they changed it to $6-$12/phone, and we had to split that equally between associates! they didnt prepare us for such a large decrease!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard work should be rewarded, if a person is going above and beyond to advance, advance them, or they will end up leaving and becoming an asset for another company.

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

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
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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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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