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Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. "It was a good company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, customer interaction was pleasant. Fun work environment, friendly staff.

    Cons

    There were some lull times.


  2. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    If you love technology you'll like the work

    Cons

    Slow but good customer base

  3. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Fun working environment and great products. Not hard to sell phones.

    Cons

    Long hours and low commission bonuses

    Advice to Management

    increase commissions


  4. "Developer V"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Business did not change to keep up with current electronic retail trends. Layoffs and bankruptcy ensued.


  5. "Too Bad They Went Out of Business"

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    Former Employee - Regional Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with an excellent group of people, and really enjoyed going in every day.

    Cons

    Nothing negative except they went out of business


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Hobbs, NM
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Hobbs, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a very calm environment. Great discount on products! Almost everything was 50% off. When work wasn't busy, we were allow to use our phones.

    Cons

    Commission was 1%. Our pay, discount and benefits were lowered. Going from $12/hour to $9/hour. But that was all do to business. Competition is hard.

    Advice to Management

    New modern products could help business thrive.


  7. "Radioshack"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack part-time

    Pros

    Access to new phones, technology, information
    meet new customers
    Discount on phone bill

    Cons

    Bad Management
    Having to meet quota

    Advice to Management

    Easy to

  8. "Manager in 1983-1984"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA

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

    Pros

    In 1983 Radio Shack was a great place to work. John Roach was working hard to make Radio Shack the leader in the home computer business with the Color Computer to get Kids intrested in computers. As well as Computers for Business even had a Laptop computer. Computer Classes provided to Managers. Great time to work for Radio Shack

    Cons

    Every 2 months all Radio Shack stores had to do a Manuel Inventory of every thing we sold Batteries, Resistors, Transisitors, Cassettes, Diskettes, CB Radios etc.
    But we weren't supposed to do inventory until closing time... made for really long nights into the morning to complete it.

    Advice to Management

    Managers had some input on things. But if they had more maybe the Retail Stores would have still been here now


  9. "Stores Shut Down"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bangor, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commissions are decent for friendly sales associate
    Good training

    Cons

    Bankrupt company with no future


  10. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experiences in all levels of running a store... and dealing with upper management types. A Majority of my customers were great. Primarily Flexible scheduling for the associates.

    Cons

    1st year was told from corporate through DM that we needed associates that gave an (expletive). Set the tone for many years of training employees by the sink or swim method. Some shady practices around vacation time disappearing and pay scales. An atmosphere that centered around caring more about the bottom line than the customers or employees at the store level. Many many other issues.

    Advice to Management

    Now an almost defunct company. If you had spent a little more resources on the store level such as payroll, proper employee training (rather than sink or swim), enhancements to get ideas and items for sale from the field, and maintained better inventory and product assortment in the areas that RS was built on rather than focusing primarily on cell phones, HUGE bonuses to upper management, reglamping stores and celebrity endorsement by making them "officers" then I really think you could have turned the stores around. The customer experience is far more than just fresh paint and a new face it encompasses the WHOLE store from before entry to product use. In fact read your own story on one of the so called "Officers" when the store employees actually were able to assist with his problems and offer the advice and suggestions.


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