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Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible last year."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed selling consumer electronics; I enjoyed the competitive atmosphere and I enjoyed managing my "own" business with some autonomy. I actually loved what I did... selling electronics, running a small store, managing a staff. I enjoyed looking at our numbers and figuring out (with my employees) how we could increased profits, boost dollar-per-ticket; things like that. It's was a good challenge and it was satisfying.

    Cons

    Salary is absolutely horrible for most managers. Store managers are expected to work 55-60 hours a week. At smaller stores, managers wind up making about 10 bucks an hour. Bonuses amount to 200-300 bucks a month.. if you qualify for them. Most don't. Manager pay for larger stores isn't quite that bad... up to 60-70K.. but there are few stores that large and those managers tend to hang around.

    Salaries, bonuses, and commissions of managers and sales associates have fallen dramatically over the years. As a sales associate back in the late early 00's, I was making 35-45K. In my last year as a Senior store manager, I was making 45K when I reached 65k at one point. And I kept working those 60 hour weeks.

    As a whole, upper management and district/regional managers are either incompetent or simply running scared. They don't know what to do with this company and what kind of direction to give it. They pay more attention to the position of a stapler in the desk than the really important parts of the bussiness. I'm talking about 572 and the rest of the region.

    Sales plan numbers often make no sense, and it's hard to see very good managers struggling to make unrealistic numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shoving cell phones down the throat of every customer that walks in the door. Look at stores that work over time and figure out what those stores and those managers are doing right. More incentive pay, particularly for store managers in those smaller stores. Competent store managers should not be making 10 bucks and hour and working 60 hours a week. You can expect that people in this position are going to seriously think about leaving the company, even in an economic downturn.
    I did not want to leave RadioShack -I liked my job. I liked the people I worked with; I liked the customers whom I helped daily. I liked making yearly bonuses at my previous store. I’m grateful to RadioShack for the time I was there and the management I’d worked for over the years. RadioShack was not just a job to me but a career path in which I would have liked to be a District Manager myself one day. But Reginald Weekly was an unprofessional racist bully who offered me no room to grow with the company and showed me little hope for its future. I would think that if RadioShack hired a district manager in that district who put a small degree of effort into growing their employees, instead of just lambasting and threatening them, it could probably double its growth in 2013. I hope this blog helps all of the managers who are afraid to come forward and speak the truth about Reginald Weekly, and I hope it helps RadioShack to see that sometimes you need a soft hand to build profits instead of a shaky fist.


  7. "Lots of room for improvement"

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

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

    Pros

    Some good people, decent marketing and corporate vibe

    Cons

    pay, schedule and tools for the job


  8. Helpful (2)

    "This company used to be great to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RadioShack full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people I work with.

    Cons

    The company itself is failing hard, and micro manage everything.
    There is no reason to do well, besides the constant threats of getting wrote up or fired for not meeting silly goals.
    Very few items to actually sell worth anything. Which leaves extra pay very low besides your base pay.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the people in the actual stores what your plans are for the company and why we do things we do. Because at this point it all feels like grasping for straws.


  9. "Didn't care about employees"

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

    I worked at RadioShack (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, definite opportunity to help people.

    Cons

    Management ran it into the ground. Changes structure often and didn't want to listen to the recommendations of customers or associates working.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that work for you, and are trying to build your company up.


  10. "Work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mount Airy, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mount Airy, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working situation for company

    Cons

    poor pay Terrible product focus

    Advice to Management

    All the above


  11. "paid the bills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Inverness, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Inverness, FL

    Pros

    got to learn all the new gadgets and develop people skills. made alot money in sales even won several awards. Won money and even in store prizes. Gain alot of respect from others in sales.

    Cons

    sink or swim job just a stepping stone not a great place to put roots. People would get upset if you won money or got a big sale. Sink or swim.

    Advice to Management

    open doors


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