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RadioShack Chicago Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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  • The company has had very bad upper management for years (in 263 reviews)

  • work / life balance was not good (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "They still exist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Matteson, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Matteson, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not to many places sale small computer parts anymore, luckily we have RadioShack

    Cons

    The Bankruptcy has left them wounded


  2. "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Schiller Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good incentives
    Room for promotions
    Discount on merchandise
    Flexible hours
    Steady income
    Caring management
    Good place to start sales experience

    Cons

    Low hourly pay
    Retail sales reps not serious about work
    Company shut down roughly 50% of its locations so it might be going out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay to attract more respectable employees. Bring back the original incentives for activacting new cell phone lines. Respect the work place

  3. "Too many hours, not enough pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with technology, one on one experience with customers

    Cons

    Long hours, no overtime pay for manager, the more you work, the less you get per hour.


  4. "Radioshack"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay if you know how to sale!

    Cons

    10% Discount was not enough

    Advice to Management

    You are closing soon so there is no advice.


  5. "Not A Good Company To Be A Part Of"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RadioShack (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Customer and Store Employee.

    Cons

    Radio Shack DON'T care about there employee.

    Advice to Management

    Start Over and make your employee happy. Happy employee makes you more profit. No one need to spent there whole life at work. It unhealthy to not have a life.


  6. "Enjoyed the work. Poor corporate structure"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work, mostly good people, good training, lots of very cool new techie things to sell. fun place to work until you have to deal with corporate.

    Cons

    The pay structure if you are in a store that does not sell many phones. Corporate management is disconnected to the actual needs of the employees and customers. Corporate is very confining and limiting.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. .. let loose some control... truly allow managers to manage


  7. "fully run and operate a retail store, manage inventory and associates, balance p&l every month, ordering and receiving"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    can't think of any

    Cons

    mirco manage, poor training, over worked management (48 hour min in some areas)

    Advice to Management

    pay associates what they deserve, too much internal theft due to poor compensation and constant threatening of jobs

  8. "One hell of a review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full-Time Sales Associate in Norridge, IL
    Current Employee - Full-Time Sales Associate in Norridge, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with a respective team who are well aware of innovative technology.
    For the most, learning about technology is really beneficiary, and teaching customer or other individuals of the product is rewarding.
    Management are underrated, but the company did have a lot of growth.

    Cons

    Pay
    The simple fact that commission rate decreased during a two year span.

    Advice to Management

    Pay workers for what they deserve, and not take advantage of them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It went Okay."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts on your cell phone bill
    You learn a lot of useless talents
    Coworkers are generally great people
    Low stress, kind of
    Commission

    Cons

    The customers can be pretty slow
    Commission structure changes a lot
    There are either too little or too many hours
    Lacks consistency
    Workload can be tedious and over bearing

    Advice to Management

    Please get yourself figured out and stop punishing employees


  10. "Great for students."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Homewood, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Homewood, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a chance to learn a lot about technology. They activate cell phones for multiple carriers, and have a lot of technical merchandise. You also have a big responsibility working in a small store. There's opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    DMs are paid to be extremely aggravating (at least in the Chicago district). If you're promoted to store manager, you are required to work 6 days out the week.

    Advice to Management

    See the value in top performers. Don't be so quick to fire people for unintended mistakes.


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