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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Relaxing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Sales driven but locations are run down


  2. "Rollercoaster Ride"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in West Nyack, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in West Nyack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Great baseline for experience
    2. Aggressive Sales exposure
    3. Out-of-the-box thinking.

    Cons

    1. Micro-managed to the bone.
    2. Upper-management - Careless to Manager.
    3. "Lost Dog" Leadership
    4. 3-4 Conference Calls/Week
    5. Behind the Times.
    6. Terrible Decision Making from a CEO stand-point. Ongoing bad hires from bad companies (Blockbuster, Circuit City)
    7. "Dead-end" Job. Upper-management only helps their friends get jobs.
    8. Results were never enough.
    9. MANY MORE.

    Advice to Management

    If there is a management still, please take a step back. To see results you employees need to be happy, in order to accomplish this, you need to take in consideration their lives and other factors. Stop hiring your old buddies from your last job, it creates a bad feeling that other GREAT managers can never see opportunity in a company they might love to work for. Sales & Attaching is great to do at any job, no reason to have 20 calls per week about it. It'd only going to take management away from managing their business. I've noticed you only hire other upper-management team members from bad companies, it cost less to promote within. Hire smart, not a "know-it-all" guy that ran a mall kiosk in 2005 (just a similar example). You need to create opportunities, no take them away. You need to pay your employees for the work they do, they work harder than upper-management. Work/Life - needs to be looked at more, no reason a DM/RVP should be making conference calls from home, be in stores 5 days/week. Understand their are situations that come up, don't expect a manager to come in after getting into a car accident, let them run their store. TRUST they have it covered and know what's they are doing. We are not inexperienced retail managers (if you did good hiring/training to start). Senior management needs to stop acting like their the bees-knees. You should treat yourselves at the same level as each employee. Set your expectations and follow up. Coach in the moment and don't hound them on conference calls and numbers. Having them report once a week to you with a re-cap of last weeks business should show you that the right managers are in place. Think about what happens when they have to pull an open to close and open the next day to be on a call that repeats info on yesterdays call. The culture and values are completely off! Re-evaluate the company, and maybe come back with a new style, team and objective! Rest In Piece and we shall await the resurrection.

  3. "Store manager"

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

    Pros

    The job was great, and lived our customers

    Cons

    The store closed because of bankruptcy


  4. "Stopped being great a long long time ago"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hudson, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hudson, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was able to hire a good team of associates

    Cons

    Didn't pay overtime correctly to store managers( several class action lawsuits), district managers were like gestapo, all they did was yell about meeting sales goals all while being too stupid to realize it doesn't matter how much you sell if your sales were not profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on profit rather than top line sales.


  5. "Good for students or part time seeker"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gates, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gates, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and meet many new people daily.

    Cons

    Wish it paid more and its comission based sales

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader, not a boss.


  6. "Great first retail job"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of growth potential.

    Cons

    You will be overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on selling cell phones.


  7. "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze, but I wish them well."

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    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They were very flexible with working hours. I changed my shift hours multiple times as needed due to life demands.

    Cons

    Communication is horrible. Most people don't (didn't) know what was going on with the company, and this issue went all the way back to when the company was doing great.

  8. "eh"

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

    I worked at RadioShack part-time

    Pros

    had easy room for growth from sales associate to assistant manager

    Cons

    hours were horrible, pay was horrible


  9. "Alright job"

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

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

    Pros

    great people and great customers

    Cons

    company closing down and i was forced to find another job.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at RadioShack part-time

    Pros

    The commission was awesome. The incentives is what kept me going. Plus, I have a passion for Bluetooth speakers and headphones.

    Cons

    The fact the company was bankrupt and closed all the California stores.

    Advice to Management

    It would have helped if we would have been notified months in advance that all of our California stores were closing!


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