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"If you're a student, you might wanna look some where lese."

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Current Employee - Sales Associate/Team Leader in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate/Team Leader in San Francisco, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

In some of the location doesn't have a lot of traffic in the store, so it is very lay back. (Like right now I'm just writing a review.) You get commission on everything you sell, so if you are a full-timer your paycheck will never be lower than what minimum wage gets. You will get promote really fast if you learn quick and your sales performaces are high. HOWEVER, you can get kick out of the field if your performace sucks.

Cons

It is a stressful job if you dont well on selling. (Performace is the key)
Very strict on attachment which means that all the cellphone, camera, and computer etc you sell, you HAVE TO sell it with accessories. Supposely, that's how the company makes money. WARRENTY is definately a big thing to Radioshack too.

Advice to Management

If you guys can promote for those people who actually have great performance and leadship skills will be great.

Other Employee Reviews for RadioShack

  1. "Average retail sales with slight chance of bonuses"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Westerville, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Westerville, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - decent pay if you have a good month
    - get to work with new exciting products
    - good management (at least at my location)

    Cons

    - pay is only average if its a down month
    - no chance for raises or advancement except to management
    -strict quotas, sometimes unreachable because of high emphasis on phones

    Advice to Management

    Raises would be nice, and a pay structure that gave bonuses on more than just phones, although overall the phone bonuses are nice IF you can get them


  2. "Dead End Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discounts
    Weekly technology trainings
    Decent sales training
    Enjoyable environment for a techie
    Free cell phone perks with low monthly plan from Verizon

    Cons

    The base pay is horrible (minimum allowed) and the commission completely depends on your store and district location, but nobody will disclose the real, realistic salary range when they are hiring you. 80% of sales associates in our district make less than $9-10/hr and even the top sales associates from the high volume stores make no more than $12/hr on average. Salary-wise you're better off packing groceries at a supermarket.
    Opportunities for carrier advancement are extremely limited for a store-level employee.
    Nobody cares what you think, nobody even cares what a store manager thinks. The communication only flows in one direction: orders from above.
    The benefits are bad.
    The level of pressure they put on sales associates and store managers in order to compensate for incompetency in distribution, strategic planning, marketing, merchandising, etc. at the headquarter and upper management level is enormous.
    I can go on with cons, but what's the point?

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking and start listening.
    Start valuing your store-level employees.
    Before pushing "down" start fixing things at your level.
    Get rid of the uniform in which we look like we all came from a trailer park.
    Finally fix your horrible distribution/supply and marketing.

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