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Updated January 6, 2018
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  1. "fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack part-time

    Pros

    Friendly manager. lenient schedule

    Cons

    Not enough work hours given


  2. "Radio Shack part time"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Nacogdoches, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learned new technology in a structured process.
    - Co-workers were all educated and good people creating a heathy competitive environment.
    - Good discounts on store brand items.
    - Being a part timer, easy to create a flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    - Commision percentages/ incentives always changing.
    - Penalized for not selling accessories for key products when availability was limited
    - Numerous complaints on lack of DIY electronics from senior customers. Apparently the backbone of early radio shacks customers.

    Advice to Management

    - Every store, it's personnel and consumer climate is different. Upper Mgmt micro-managing stores eventually creates a environment of resentment since often they (mgrs), were required to operate and function equally even though distribution of stock and store hours for employees was rigidly set.

  3. "Update to My "Not Going Back""

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Federal Way, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for RadioShack from 1994-2007 and quit to move overseas. When I returned to the US after an extended stay from country, my former DM helped me getting back into the company as I needed the work.
    I was assigned as an assistant manager and was my DM (not the one who helped me get back into the company), along with the Loss Prevention manager allowed me the freedom to fix the store and increase the store volume.
    Promotion came fast as I was back into a store within 6 months.
    Pay improved as the ring credit for phones were better.
    As long as certain things were followed, I was allowed the freedom to run my business as I see fit. I had to show results.

    Cons

    There were many changes to the company during my absence.
    The 12 week formal Manager In Training was gone.
    Training consisted only of product and not of parts, cables, or of basic electronic knowledge, which was what made RadioShack famous.
    The company never went back to the minimum pay or commission, whichever was greater.
    Took away commercial accounts from the store and placed them with Fort Worth.

    Advice to Management

    RadioShack can go back to greatness, only if the company can go back to their roots, but more into IoT, embedded technology than of Ham radio of the past.
    Go back to comprehensive training of the sales process, customer service, and full knowledge of what the store sales.
    Bring back full commision that is progressive based on sales.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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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

    Even in the last few years, when the company's performance was clearly beginning to slide, it was still a fairly pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    Radioshack had us doing way to much for way to little of money and still went out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck in the remaining stretch. Keep pursuing internet sales


  5. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Fixit Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fixit Technician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a good amount of consumer electronics and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    The pay was not great, nor was the management. The failing of the company forced unrealistic expectations of sales on workers.


  6. "The Tandy Corporation/Radio Shack"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    working with customers, learning about new technology, learning all the in's and out's of new and old electronics.

    Cons

    working on sales commission, long hours while doing yearly inventory counts, male consumers coming in to purchase an item and will only work with another male because they think women don't know anything about electronics

    Advice to Management

    no advice because unfortunately Radio Shack has gone under due to consumers buying everything online


  7. "Management knew it was a sinking ship."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very easy to attain management of important stores.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Poor hours. Poor Management.

  8. "MGR"

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

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Was enjoyable helping customers with projects they were working on

    Cons

    Company possibly closing looming made outlook for future stressful

    Advice to Management

    You should have put more senior management personnel at corporate after the new company formed.
    Saw many mistakes in buying and other areas that wasted money.


  9. "POS Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company was failing

    Advice to Management

    Keep the piece that is left growing


  10. "Benfits Sucks"

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

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for learning new things

    Cons

    Upper management was terrible. make decisions that affect the company every hour like its a game.


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