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Red Skye Wireless Reviews

Updated January 3, 2017
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Pros
  • RSW is a great company to work for (in 5 reviews)

  • Most sales staff are pretty cool laid back people and most store manager are also pretty ok (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • unstable commission structure, no company iru discount, No reliable way to see commission payout amount other than pay check on actual pay day (in 20 reviews)

  • There is absolutely NO work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "OK place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate; Managr-in-training in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate; Managr-in-training in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Skye Wireless full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    OK commission; fair amount of down time; you have some control over the money you make

    Cons

    Management isn't that great--sales can be heartless and greedy higher-ups make this even worse

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on customer experience and keeping employees happy. Happy employees keep customers happy


  2. "Corporate Office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at RSW were great to work with. Everyone at the corporate office was easy to work with.

    Cons

    the company closed and is no longer operating.


  3. "RSW Group - Corporate Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Skye Wireless full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at RSW Group were the best asset of the company, from ownership to the part-time staff. The industry was constantly changing and provided plenty of challenges.

    Cons

    Due to the size of the company and other restrictive factors, we were sometimes under staffed which led to being bogged down in processes, working long hours and leaving little room for innovation in our positions.


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  5. "Rewarding Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Skye Wireless full-time

    Pros

    They are very good about recognition. They do a lot of different bonus plans and if one isn't working out they try and fix it to make it work.

    Cons

    The base salary is not very good. They give raises every year that you are there but it isn't a very substantial amount.


  6. "Not sure How things are after buyout by Spring Wireless"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Skye Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for minimal qualifications. Upper Management (Non-AT&T) is AMAZING. Very nice very motivated people who genuinely care about you and want to help the company, and you succeed. The company as a whole is very customer oriented philosophically. Store managers really try to help you succeed, sometimes a little too hard. There is a pretty good opportunity for advancement if you work REALLY hard and become a sales machine.

    Cons

    Your first month of training is great, after that training is obnoxious. In my case it got in the way of not only a sign on bonus (didn't have time to complete the training) but also didn't find them useful. You learn very little and it's more to make the store look good/compliant than actually teach you anything. Store manager is constantly "coaching," which is meant to be helpful (and occasionally is, some people really go far with this) but if you are an independent learner you will hate this. Systems are constantly crashing and making life difficult. If you don't handle people coming in yelling at you about things that aren't your fault then this job is not for you. It wasn't for me. Additionally, it's all about sales and numbers, outwardly they say they care about the customer. In practice, if you are taking the time to genuinely help customers with the silly nonsense that a lot of them will come in for, you will not succeed with this company. Numbers are all that matter most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Back up what you say. You want to build the business. But there is more to this business than simply sales. Revamp the coaching system and training system. They are both ineffective.


  7. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Red Skye Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Great support from upper management. Development programs designed towards making you understand how to improve an employee, overall sales, professionalism, and how to stand out from the rest.

    Cons

    Commission changed about every 3 months, for the worse. No proper termination steps for employees. No support from HR or LP, almost non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Get the company in line and you would have employees stay.


  8. "Don't put yourself through this."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good amount of hours, lenient on request-offs. That is probably the most of it when it comes to good things about working there.

    Cons

    In this company, you're nothing but a money-making cog in a giant, greedy machine. You would constantly be tormented over unrealistic rules and expectations. They play favorites, they do not give you the legal amount of breaks, and they continue to make you feel completely drained by the time you leave for the day.
    Even IF you were a great employee that did sell a good amount of things to people that don't want them, you still aren't good enough for them. Management will still continue to tell you that you did not do good enough, and blame you for why the whole store is not doing as good as the unrealistic standards that the company sets.
    The company provides commission, but they combine it with your hourly paycheck so the more you make in commission, the more taxes that are taken out. I made a $250 commission check and a $750 commission check, and made the same when it came to pay-day because of the amount of taxes taken out.
    They don't care about you as a person, they just want you sell sell sell, or else.

    Advice to Management

    Stop threatening your employees with write-ups and sad back-room conversations. And stop making everybody feel terrible all the time. No one wants to work for anybody who is going to continue putting them down.


  9. "Great if you don't have morals."

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment compared to many cellular sales positions, It's an easy way to get into a sales position if you desire, and the benefits were decent (but not great). Advancement can be had quickly, usually because of high turnover. Pay is decent for retail but nowhere near as good as competing wireless sales positions.

    Cons

    The upper management fosters an environment that encourages and rewards shady actions by store level employees, will typically not enforce them unless prompted by business partners such as ATT. Upper management failed to recognize legitimate, honest performances by those brought in to replace those were arrested/replaced due to fraudulent actions.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees and your stores themselves rather than focusing on quick returns by encouraging shady tactics. The stores gained a bad reputation throughout local clientele who had been screwed. When your employees bring proof of fraud to you, stop looking the other way.


  10. "Store Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Red Skye Wireless (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company and room for advancement

    Cons

    Long hours and poor work/life balance.


  11. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Skye Wireless full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job. That's really about it. Really just trying to fill the 20 word minimum in this section so I can submit the review

    Cons

    So many to list. The company has sold the majority of their stores in the past year. This is causing shuffling around of employees, not just sales reps but store managers and area managers too. Then you stuck with leaders that have no idea how to do their jobs and have to ask you how they are supposed to coach you. Nobody ever has any idea what is going on. Commission structure is terrible and constantly had to "sell" reps on how much they could make when we knew it wasn't possible. Qualified people get passed over for promotions constantly while people who have no idea what they are doing get promoted by sucking up to the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe promote people that actually know how to do the job they are being promoted to. Obviously people at the top of the company have no idea what they are doing and need to shut this company down or sell it to someone who actually knows what they are doing.



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