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Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "RadioShack associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work in a team, opportunity to work with a vast amount of electronics

    Cons

    Forced to pushed cellular plans, no set schedule, low commission

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on customer needs and less on cellular plans


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Upper Management"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to move up
    decent employee discounts

    Cons

    Poor upper management, unrealistic goals, poor marketing

    Advice to Management

    Negative motivation can only work for so long before morale is greatly affected.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sale's Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garnerville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garnerville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment when you were doing well and your manager was chill. Co-Workers had each other's backs and overall was a generally nice inside community among the salesmen and managers.

    Cons

    Corporate had their head up their arse 100% of the time. My regional management spoke broken english and thought we were selling poorly because we did our jobs poorly. No foot traffic, ludicrously inflated prices (30 bucks for a 6 foot hdmi, 5 bucks for a 4 pack of bootleg chinese batteries that last as long as dollar store batteries. The list goes on.) and horrible sales goals and quotas. If we didn't have at least 10% of their garbage batteries sold in ratio to all other sales, we would get called up and chastised for not doing our jobs. And don't get me started on the Ncredibles. Sure they're okay, but for 130 I would expect much more from them. Not comfortable, embarrassing to wear and not as good as they market them. People want easy access to Beats, not some cheap knockoff. I'm glad they're going bankrupt but sorry for everyone who lost their jobs, but also glad these guys who have been here for 5+ years are finally moving on with their lives. It is NOT worth working here for longer than 6 months and it's not worth trying to climb up the market ladder when the stress for anyone under a higher management position.

    Advice to Management

    To both of my former managers, I wish you both the best and you guys were awesome. Hope you find a new job.


  4. "A mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Technician Sales Associate in Ramsey, NJ
    Former Employee - Technician Sales Associate in Ramsey, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay if you are a strong salesman, laid back most of the time.

    Cons

    Management was always trying to cut costs, and would put unrealistic sales targets, granted management has since changed from when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the high-pressure tactics to sell phones. They are low margin and most people can get a better deal elsewhere.


  5. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RadioShack part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers to work with.

    Cons

    Compensation was not great for employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Absolute worst company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about working for this company. This used to be a good company now its just getting shredded and its all from the top. Complete disregard for store teams and their wellbeing.

    Cons

    They change consistently. Holidays were a joke changing weekly hours mid schedule several times a day many days throughout the holiday. They say they value family but that was clearly a blatent lie.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and clean it up
     Your about to start losing talent. First you pillage paychecks multiple times then you treat us all like cyborgs. Seriously!


  7. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Radioshack Store Manager in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - Radioshack Store Manager in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Radio Shack enabled me to learn things I never even thought about. Things that I had to pay other people to fix, connect or wire up I was now able to do myself and have fun sharing that knowledge with my customers to help them in the DIY world.

    Cons

    There are many test to take from start to finish, and you hate taking them at that time, but after you will be happy you did because you learn a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Always get your hands in everything you expect the staff to do. Let them know you are a team player and will help them when ever there is a need.

  8. "no longer open"

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    Former Employee - Technician/Sales Associate in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Technician/Sales Associate in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack (More than a year)

    Pros

    you knew what to expect every day.

    Cons

    The pay was low for a Technician.


  9. "It is okay."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Copiague, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Copiague, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, some benefits like 401K and overall easy job to master.

    Cons

    Expensive heathcare costs, little to no upward mobility and random changes in commissions. They also do not provide holiday pay no more.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a plan of action and stick with it.


  10. "."

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    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will get good compensation and bonus.

    Cons

    It is a very strufull company, every week you have to do better in order to stay in the company.


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