RadioShack Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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RadioShack CEO Joseph C. Magnacca
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Pros
  • Cell phone discount plans are available through the major carriers (in 144 reviews)

  • The only pro is the employee discount (in 87 reviews)

Cons
  • Sinking ship upper management keeps changing directions every six month to try to catch up to everyone else (in 161 reviews)

  • Word vomit they preach to sell cell phones (in 139 reviews)

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  1. Great starter job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kenmore, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kenmore, WA

    I worked at RadioShack part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good job that teaches young people how to overcome their fear of talking to new people while also teaching them how to prep for their job by doing research on the products.

    Cons

    Lots of returns..thus hurting your financial haul. Trying to sell poor off name products (auvio) at a premium price hurts consumer confidence.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire young enthusiastic workers who represent your company's objective.


  2. District Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Coast, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Coast, FL

    I worked at RadioShack (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time there, worked with some great people.

    Cons

    I wish them luck as they move forward. The closing store process was not well managed. Everyone in the field worked very hard during the transition and bankruptcy. Employee's were discarded without any thought or feeling.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to old school retail, be who you are! CEO really worked to make the company a successful again. Company still has talented people, I hope Standard General will see that.


  3. District Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - District Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You had the ability to influence the company results in a bigger part. You were empowered to run your business as a business owner and could teach people how to run their business from a PnL point of view.

    Cons

    There is no more district manager position and they are cutting so extreme now with labor that RadioShack currently is a shell of what it was.

    Advice to Management

    Find consistency and stop letting so many people go. Listen to your field operators and be innovative. Spend money to make money


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  5. Gone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houma, LA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houma, LA

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot think of any pros.

    Cons

    Working for this company was horrible.

    Advice to Management

    good job


  6. Rolling Downhill

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Radioshack Store Manager
    Former Employee - Radioshack Store Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good customers, and fun product to sell and that's about it. If you are willing to give it RadioShack is willing to take it.

    Cons

    No chance for any kind of pay raise outside of moving to a better performing store or getting lucky enough to be promoted into a store that is on the edge of making the next tier. No support from a corporate office that has absolutely no idea what goes on in their stores.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teams. At some point you promoted or hired these people for a reason. Value their input and trust their expertise. Reduce prices. When my store was closing we were marking things 10-50% off and I was crushing my goals, including profit goals. Your prices are far too high. Distinguish your selection from the competition. If it's the same stuff Wal-Mart has, your customers will go to Wal-Mart to get it. Pay your staff more. A minimum wage staff will do a minimum wage job. If you want excellence you have to pay for it. Very few people will give 110% while in the 15th percentile of salary. (Which is what I was getting paid and I know of some who were getting paid even less).


  7. Sales Assoc.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Talk to people, Great work environment.

    Cons

    potential bad customers experience while working

    Advice to Management

    Would rather have store managers run store and not allow micro managing to happen. There were issues of DM micromanaging stores


  8. Functional Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Functional Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Functional Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at RadioShack

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

    Pros

    Well known company, pay, dedicated long term employees

    Cons

    hours, benefits, salaried position, no OT


  9. Transition and decline

    Current Employee - Radioshack Store Manager in Saugus, MA
    Current Employee - Radioshack Store Manager in Saugus, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary for young adults that doesnt require an education.
    Independence in staffing
    Competitive prices in a few product categories
    Large commission incentive

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Corporate management squeezes profitable managers to make up for under performing managers.
    Multiple daily conference calls when your trying to run a store.

    Advice to Management

    To late...


  10. Retail Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cicero, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cicero, NY

    I worked at RadioShack

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

    Pros

    good management, easy job, fun at times

    Cons

    low pay, low commission, no job security


  11. Getting through

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Wilkes-Barre, PA

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn electronics
    Hopfull for a strong turn around
    The best way to learn consultative selling tactics

    Cons

    distribution lines are limited
    unsure if the public will come back



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