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RadioShack Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Questions but no answers."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    After working for 'the shack' for over 15 years, looking back, I must admit it was a nice place to work. I always came across interesting customer who became friends; great co-workers who were a pleasure to work with and an incentives package which was very attractive. During the first 6 to 8 years or so employees were nicely rewarded with attractive commission, gifts ( lottery tickets, free lunches, nice coupons, and even tickets to a variety of sporting and concert events) and contest prizes, e.g. travel vouchers and vacation trips. Those were obviously the glory days when the company bragged of its cash reserves. Sadly those reserves dissolved over the years and so went the added incentives for employees to clock in/out day after day.

    Cons

    As time went by the paste of keeping up with the daily operations i.e. product training, merchandising, customer demands as well as management demands, steadily increased while the rewards to make it all worthwhile steadily subsided.

    Advice to Management

    As the decline in customers footprint continues, for lower prices on amazon, ebay, etc., hang in there as long as you can. Just don't forget that the people who serves your customers are your most valuable assets.


  2. "They've turned out the lights & locked the doors"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Loss Prevention Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Loss Prevention Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork at the Area level and below with Director/Regional Directors/Market Managers.

    Cons

    Shortsightedness in the business model. Poor development of partnership contributed to the business model failure following partnering with wireless carrier.

  3. "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 full-time

    Pros

    Easy to sell to customers
    Fun gadgets

    Cons

    Low base pay
    Not enough traffic

    Advice to Management

    Carry more relevant items in store!


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at RadioShack full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best & smartest & most dedicated coworkers

    Cons

    little stressful at the end

    Advice to Management

    lower prices


  5. "Good College Job"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Alright Commission
    A possible good manager
    nice customer interaction

    Cons

    Lots of resetting
    Every Week was a fire sale
    Top management ridiculous goals

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate Cashier in Mattoon, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Cashier in Mattoon, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got paid commission on top of hourly wage and I made hood money

    Cons

    Have be people friendly and not afraid talk to people

    Advice to Management

    Don't fire someone cause they didn't make it in one day due to morning sickness of pregnancy


  7. "Closest store without notice"

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    • 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

    Flexible with hours and laid back

    Cons

    Close stores without warning their staff

  8. "Market Manager/Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain practical experience in retail

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very stressful. Expected to hit unrealistic goals and numbers. Company filed for bankruptcy twice in two years. Left long term employees like myself with nothing. No severance, no thank you, just sorry but you're out of a job. Good luck.


  9. "It was a good company!"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "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


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