RadioShack - I would rather live in a box under a bridge than work at Radioshack EVER AGAIN | Glassdoor
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"I would rather live in a box under a bridge than work at Radioshack EVER AGAIN"

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Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Fairfax, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Company car and free gas

Cons

Required 6 day work weeks. Constant micro-management. No money spent on store improvements. Low pay for managers and associates only allows for the hiring of the bottom of the barrel. I was a DM and had never seen so much internal theft. I don't condone theft, but if you pay your people as bad as they do then treat them horribly, this will happen.

Advice to Management

Changes need to be made from the top down. I suggest you either close down and liquidate, or sell off to a proven company like Best Buy.

Other Employee Reviews for RadioShack

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Slave Labor"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lowell, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    30% Discount on RS brand name products, Low rates on employee cell phone service.

    Cons

    You do pretty much EVERYTHING from pricing to customer serice, tech support, price auditing, late night inventories, bank deposits, even pretty much redesigning the store itself and get paid MINIMUM WAGE to do it! If they could hand you a paint brush, a toolbelt, and a ladder they would. They changed the commission structure so even though they still want you to sell their poorly made, grossly overpriced Auvio and Enercell merchandise to profit the store you almost literally make zero off that which was not the case before, oh and they also changed their commission base from cell phone sales so you make significantly less than even a year ago. Bi-weekly pay leaves you broke until you get your floor scraps of a paycheck. Over 3 years so far and not one raise-they don't do raises, ever. Not even to the people that have been here 5+. The new "Wireless Consultant" position takes your opportunity for cell phone commissions directly out of your hands and they get paid a dollar more to boot, so that frees you up for more mindless retail statistic work for MINIMUM WAGE?!?! Guess what happens when you obviously need to get a 2nd job? They cut your hours to the point that it's not even worth working. Don't bother asking for full time, they only go to the state minimum, but in the meanwhile your goals are incredibly high. How else are you going to make them rich practically for free? Don't be a sucker, get a better job that at least pretends like they care about you. Oh and by the way, there's no "Middle class", as in no supervisors or shift leaders for a responsibility or wage bump. It's either Manager making salary so you're either there ALL THE TIME or ALMOST NEVER, which I've had to serve for both. Or you're making MINIMUM WAGE and doing everything. No. Thank. You.

    Advice to Management

    Trade positions and paychecks with us for a couple months.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The WORST company to work for EVER!!!"

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    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work at the Shack are some of the most intelligent young people in this country, in an entry level position.

    Cons

    The upper level management from the district level and up are a dangerous group to trust. They will constantly set unrealistic quotas for success, and consistently threaten their employees to meet those unrealistic goals or be terminated. The performance based metrics that the corporation use to judge the effectiveness of their employees are always misguided. No one wants to buy service plans on every item in the store yet one of the metrics is always to sell the service plans at a rate of 30%. If no one wants this service why would they require 3 out of 10 customers to buy a useless service. The one thing that illustrates great salesmanship is $$ per ticket and that is never one of the measurements for success. This company is misguided.

    Advice to Management

    Start trusting your employees. End the collection of customer information because no one wants to be on any mailing list.

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