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RadioShack Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,496 Reviews
2.4
1,496 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 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.  

    Not a bad place for a college student

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  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.  

    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
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  5.  

    Great place to work and very challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Life at Radio Shack

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    RadioShack

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    Former Employee - DVP
    Former Employee - DVP

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for overall. Fast upward growth if you value hard work and commitment. Great career for many middle mangers who have been with the company for 10 - 20 years. Current CEO is very strong. I hope he and his leadership team have enough time in front of them.

    Cons

    Having enough inventory of the right product to sell during the key selling periods was always difficult. Pay at the SM level was a challenge. Senior leadership was addressing this head on and making very key improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe the board was very stagnant. Many of the board members have been around for the past 10 years, past decisions have been made by the existing board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for students.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Homewood, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Homewood, IL

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

    Pros

    You get a chance to learn a lot about technology. They activate cell phones for multiple carriers, and have a lot of technical merchandise. You also have a big responsibility working in a small store. There's opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    DMs are paid to be extremely aggravating (at least in the Chicago district). If you're promoted to store manager, you are required to work 6 days out the week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the value in top performers. Don't be so quick to fire people for unintended mistakes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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