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"Worse career choice I ever made."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It's not difficult manual labor.

Cons

Salaried store managers are required to work six days a week at 65+ hours. Full-time hourly employees are given 32 (sometimes as low as 29) hours a week. Part-time hourly employees can receive as low as 4 hours a week (or sometimes not be scheduled at all in a week). Most of the work falls on salaried managers.

Upper management is unavailable and unreachable (district manager not answering/returning phone calls or replying to emails).

As a store manager you are told to hit unrealistically high sales targets- or else be replaced. You will not be given any instructions or suggestions how to obtain the targets, just threatened with your job if you don't attain them.

Store managers are expected to work from home by being on conference calls that can last at least an hour or more. Calls are twice a week or more.

The workload is astronomical! There are currently checklists for checklists and pages of them! In a given day there is not enough time to do everything they want done, and they still pile more work on the store. You have to find ways to help customers and get the enormous amount of work done.

Bonuses don't happen (they change the rules all the time). You never make the amount of money they say you will when you were interviewed.

You end up living and breathing for a company that clearly thinks very little of you.

Advice to Management

Find a different approach of motivating and obtaining targets other than firing and replacing employees and managers.

The workload needs to be reduced so stores can focus more on customer service.

Why are you treating your employees so poorly and overworking them?

Other Employee Reviews for RadioShack

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The dark ages of retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hard working employees
    Hands on

    Cons

    No job satisfaction
    Terrible leadership
    Zero employee concern
    Antiquated systems
    No direction or future

    Advice to Management

    Get real retail professionals in charge that have a love for the business. These operational boneheads in charge now have no clue. Learn to respect the hard working store employees that make the company run


  2. "Great place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radio Shack in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Radio Shack in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work pace/load, great people, and a lot of freedom is given in this job (as far retail goes).

    Cons

    Low pay if you're in a slow store, low budget and sometimes the company can do rediculous things.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of ways the company can simplify things and cut costs without cutting its people or productivity. Also, our stores need more hours in out budgets to actually have coverage and actually be able to serve our customers.

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