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RadioShack Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  • You made good money when a new cell phone came out (in 173 reviews)

  • Employee discount was a great deal (in 143 reviews)

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  1. "Good and bad..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When the company was doing well it was a good place to work - great people and a good work environment. Healthy work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management was ineffective and was constantly changing.


  2. "Started My Sales Career With RadioShack"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hobart, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hobart, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowledge of the latest cell phone technology. Good pay, ok benefits. Flexible scheduling. Fun atmosphere. Small stores and light staff so you build relationships with customers in a one-on-one setting.

    Cons

    Large corporation with way too many levels of management, as a result, information travels very slowly through the chain of command. Procedures and policies were constantly changing.


  3. "Work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


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  5. "Merchandise Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merch Planner in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Merch Planner in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, very knowledgeable in their field.

    Cons

    Lack of direction caused its downfall.

    Advice to Management

    Have Merchandisers as CEOs not finance guys.


  6. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mount Vernon, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mount Vernon, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good sales if you know the material you are working with. Customers were pleasant to work with as well, though that is a major variable.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but the associates do have to know quite a bit about every major wireless retailer, plus how to activate such phones.


  7. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great job to start off as a sales associate, gain a lot of experience and it's also commission based.

    Cons

    Can be very dissorganized as far management. With small retail stores, some managers tend to be very Napoleonesque but other than that it's a great experience

    Advice to Management

    A lot managers tend to take advantage of other associates and take their sales to gain commission off of them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Asst. Retail Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Pompano Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At one time, WAS a good place to work

    Cons

    Filed for bankruptcy due to inability to change back to the late 90's when the company was making money.

    Advice to Management

    DON'T GET ME STARTED....Suffice to say that if I had know then, what I know now...I WOULD NEVER HAVE ACCEPT THE POSITION.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't waste your time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One Pro... Not enough hours or pay for the responsibilities forced upon you... flexible schedule.

    Cons

    No teamwork from any management on up.. threaten to fire.. and lastly, no appreciation for any extra work put in..

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees so poorly.


  10. "paid the bills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  11. "Comission not what expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Part Time in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RadioShack part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, manager works with schedule.

    Cons

    The amount of sales is limited as most items are around 20 dollars or so. There is an enormous pressure to sell but no real incentive since commission is around 1% and and average sales for the day are $300 to $500 dollars. There are very few high ticket items.

    Advice to Management

    Provide raise reviews and ensure store managers are not negative. Excessive problem with bad language, profanity, overall unpleasant manners.


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