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RadioShack Employee Reviews about "employee discount"

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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Dean Rogers
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  • "not to mention just like most retail jobs upper management expected the world from you, with little appraisal or recognition(in 269 reviews)

  • "To much pressure to sell cell phones even on days when we had blizzards as that was no excuse(in 162 reviews)

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  1. "I miss you."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Fair pay - Flexible hours - Technology friendly, loose work environment - Good, long relationships with frequent customers - Amazing employee discounts and phone plans

    Cons

    - Not much room to advance/promote - Commissions nearly non-existent by the end

    RadioShack2019-02-14
  2. "Everything is pretty unstable"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RadioShack full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Employee Discount -Employee phone plans -Flexible schedules

    Cons

    -Company plans change way too often (General desired approach to customers, sale focus, store design changed often, etc) -Minimum pay plus some commission (very low). -Everything was very unstable through my experience, with 3 different District Managers, and 4 different Store Managers in only 3 years of working there.

    RadioShack2019-02-08
  3. "Not the best, not the worst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at RadioShack full-time

      Pros

      Decent pay, decent employee discounts.

      Cons

      Terrible upper management, poor motivational tactics.

      RadioShack2017-12-12
    • "Depends on the people"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at RadioShack part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Commission was okay, for those good at selling the phones With the right manager, the store feels more like a family (small staff size but not understaffed , lots of interaction) Lots of good training Employee discount

      Cons

      Minimum wage You'll generally have to do everything. General associates learn and are often expected to do not just electronic product knowledge, sales/customer service, stocking, and cleaning, but ordering product when out (from warehouse/other stores), sending product out, inventory processes, working with IT, etc.. It's a lot for very little pay. Not much you can do if you have a problematic manager

      Advice to Management

      Recognize the different roles/strengths/weaknesses of people in your store. Encourage more cooperation with and not competition between associates.

      RadioShack2017-10-05
    • "12 years destroyed"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at RadioShack full-time

      Pros

      Benefits, Employee discount, my staff

      Cons

      Low Pay, micro management, long days

      RadioShack2017-10-11
    • "Killed by poor upper management"

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

      I worked at RadioShack full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      If you like tech this is a wonderful job. As far as retail positions go, this is definitely one of the better places to be. It's a relaxed, fun environment with all sorts of really neat gadgets. They also had a generous 50% employee discount (until recently)

      Cons

      All the stores are closing, but even before that there was a lot of micro-management from the higher-ups. Always pushing battery sales and whatever other featured product they wanted you to sell.

      Advice to Management

      Getting into the cell phones was a mistake. If they had stuck to their guns with the electric components, soldering irons/accessories, etc; they could have branched out into custom computer parts and implemented a program to help people build their own computers. If they'd gone that way they wouldn't be closing.

      RadioShack2017-06-05
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      "Poor Upper Management"

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      Current Employee - Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at RadioShack full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Easy to move up decent employee discounts

      Cons

      Poor upper management, unrealistic goals, poor marketing

      Advice to Management

      Negative motivation can only work for so long before morale is greatly affected.

      RadioShack2017-04-29
    • "Going... going... gone! See ya RadioShack"

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

      I worked at RadioShack full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Flexible schedules, generous employee discounts

      Cons

      poor communication from corporate daily conference calls poor customer support constant policy changes unreasonable metrics goals being constantly threaten to have the store closed if sales goals aren't met. unreasonable commission structure for Sales associates. Strict schedule adherence for managers

      Advice to Management

      Give up and shut the company down. Trying to save the dying company is like beating a dead horse with a stick. The inevitable is going to happen so save face and walk away while you have the chance.

      RadioShack2017-05-13
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      "The good the bad"

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      Former Employee - Radioshack Store Manager in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at RadioShack full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      You don't lift over 20 pounds basically The employee discount rate across the store is great The Educational experience with not only sales but technology

      Cons

      They are going bankrupt and have raised all prices ridiculously across the store. The budget for store hours is beyond ridiculous.

      Advice to Management

      Just don't unless your new and need a foot in the door for the title

      RadioShack2017-05-07
    • "Sales Associate"

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

      I worked at RadioShack

      Pros

      Employee Discount Down to earth coworkers

      Cons

      Poor corporate management Poor sales Failing company

      Advice to Management

      Focus on customer satisfaction rather than upsales

      RadioShack2017-04-14
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