RadioShack Reviews | Glassdoor

RadioShack Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
2,532 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2.5
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Dean Rogers
86 Ratings

2,532 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • You made good money when a new cell phone came out (in 172 reviews)

  • The employee discount is good as well especially for the employee cell phone plan (in 137 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management could not come up with a strong enough strategy to really break in to the new world of tech that we live in (in 246 reviews)

  • Had to force cell phones on people, and that's not why they were coming into the store (in 156 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Convenient hours, nice clientele, decent employee discount.

    Cons

    Downgrading, causing layoffs and no where t transfer to.


  2. "Typical retail sales job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool product line, good training for tech products, well known brand with built in customer base. Easy to get hired.

    Cons

    Antiquated vision casting by leadership with insistence on clinging to obsolete business models. I.E. long distance, corded telephones, cb antennas, too many locations, competing franchise stores against corporate stores. Difficult industry to remain relevant in without forward thinking tech leadership

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring typical Fortune 500 cast offs and bring in some fresh blood.


  3. "A mixed bag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Make your own schedule was good.

    Cons

    salary, long hours, no personal time


  6. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Fun to learn about new technology. I worked at a phone kiosk owned by radioshack.

    Cons

    Commissions could be better, I hear commission is different in the store as opposed to the phone kiosk.

    Advice to Management

    Could be a little more professional


  7. "If it sinks i'm not willing to go down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, work primarily alone, customers are good at times

    Cons

    Working alone there is never time to eat, and if and when you bring in food to eat you'll have to eat in the front of the store and on our feet. No time to clock out and have a decent lunch break. LOTS of sales pressure, but it's expected from a company that'll sell you batteries that explode and will fire you if you don't meet your goals that are non realistic.

    Advice to Management

    NONE, keep doing what you do.


  8. "Out of business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fleming Island, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fleming Island, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sold a variety of things. The schedule had good hours to create work/life balance.

    Cons

    Went out of business. The hourly was horrible as well.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  9. "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people who have been around for a long time. Feels like a family.

    Cons

    unstable company. Too many ups and downs over the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    decide if you are in business or not. then commit


  10. "Store Manager of RadioShack and Sprint"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, cool gadgets, and interesting customers.

    Cons

    Corporate is very unorganized. Lack of support from marketing. Lack if clarity in terms of direction. Employees needs to be treated with respect.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and understanding that we all have bills and responsibilities. That would go miles to keeping employees in the building and getting an experienced staff rather than training new people every few months.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Discount, dealing with electronic gadgets

    Cons

    Unstable company, too much work maintaining the stores, Old stores



Showing 2,532 of 2,541 reviews
Reset Filters