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"Commission Based Company with low starting pay"

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Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Wireless sales and commission when you can get it. You are allowed to wear jeans, but not sneakers, what gives. Anyway, if you are an electronics/gadgets geek, you will love it at the Shack, but don't get in it for the salary, it is VERY low.

Cons

Salary is very low for store managers, it's salary(low) plus Commission based sales plus quarterly, and annual Bonuses, that are based on unreal expectations. They put so much pressure on you to sell wireless and wireless insurance (that no one in their right mind would get) plus attachments, not just any attachments, the high dollar items.

Advice to Management

Don't put so much pressure on associates to sell wireless, yes its a big part of your overall sales performance, but what it really does is create fraudulant activity to increase sales and put commission in your pocket.

Other Employee Reviews for RadioShack

  1. Helpful (3)

    "I've never heard the word "unacceptable" more in my entire life while still earning bonuses for performance."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work hard and put up with alot of rough management and you can easily be promoted from within.

    Cons

    Starting off as a part time associate and working all the way to district management lead to a considerable decrease in home life as my career advanced. Management is requried to work 51 hours a week as a min. and at least 6 days a week for pay that is well below market average compared to even other "small box" wireless retailers. District management almost cost me my engagement 5 months before my wedding. 7 days a week, on call when the stores are open, you must be able to put up with a large amount stress and relentless dissastisfaction from unsupportive management.

    Advice to Management

    (Not my problem anymore)


  2. "Frustrating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like troubleshooting and problem solving, it can be rewarding to deal with customers. Co-workers tend to be "fun" to work with. Pay is higher than most retail stores, assuming that you are average or above average with sales.

    Cons

    Performance metrics change constantly. You will be hounded until you reach your goal, at which point they raise the goal again, and hound you even more. Upper managment has little idea what it's like to work in the store, and it can be frustrating to deal with unrealistic expectations and criticism coming from people too far removed from day to day processes.

    Advice to Management

    Maintaining exceptional performance expectations is understandable, but please realize how frustrating it is to deal with constantly changing expectations. If someone struggles for months to hit the first (unrealistic) number, it may not be wise to continue to raise that number. It does nothing but foster insecurity and feelings of hopelessness. Many of your employees "give up", because no matter how good you are, it's never good enough. That's not a good feeling.

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