Sales Technician/ Key Holder (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 26, 2016
Typical day at work would be greeting customers, and help them with anything they need. Also I was a phone technician, so i repaired iphones, samsungs, and ipads. Learning that i used it when the store closed down and it has helped me alot! Management was without a doubt the best, they would have fun, but at the same time get the work that had to be completed.
Benefits, learning something new everyday, getting to see new products.
Computer Specialist (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – May 22, 2016
Working for Radio Shack was a fine opportunity to learn about technology,cell phones, sales and people interaction. The job was not fun in my last three years as the company downgraded and went bankrupt.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Athens, GA – May 21, 2016
Horribly run, hard on its most innovative and successful managers because they did not follow their failing formula of money and cash flow over customers first. So worried about being "hip" and making a quick profit they drove a once proud company with a rich history into the dust.
Had one of the best group of employees and my fellow managers in the region were superb, working together as a team to find ways to keep ours stores in the black while everyone else around the country stayed heavily in the red.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Washington State – May 21, 2016
A sales associates job can vary from stressful to quite fun. Like many places, this will largely be dependant on the demeanor and competency of your manager. Your ability to win over difficult customers will also factor in.
The crews are small and you will likely get to wear many hats including; salesperson, tech advisor, merchandiser, inventory receiving and clean up. Training is trial by fire but, you can pick up quite a bit from coworkers.
Pay is low and turnover is high. If you are sharp and ambitious this makes moving upward into management a possibility. Corporate is reworking operations. They are largely driving by the dashboard and communication is lacking, so expect some things that don't make sense.
Good work environment, helping people solve tech problems
Pay, pressure to put sales above the customer's interest.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Lakewood, CA – May 18, 2016
great to get you out of your bubble. talk to random people and open yourself to great conversations. learned a lot about cell phones and how the contracts work. got my own approved contract due to this job
Great job great co worker great manager but our hand manager had a very disrespectful to me , one of my co worker took some money out of the draw and he address me off it and I didn't even take it and than he address another African American and it was a Latino girl and I just felt that he always came at me and my co worker but never the other so I left
Key Holder (Former Employee) – At the – May 18, 2016
Great starting job. I learned a lot from circuit boards, to fuses, to electronics. The hardest part would be inventory. There are so many small parts and it is a pain. Luckily, its only 2 to 3 times a year.
Senior Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach, CA – May 17, 2016
Radio Shack, i thought would be a great place to work, how wrong i was. Upper Management was a joke and Store Managers didn't help much. a few gems here and there but to few and far between. Wages were a joke, especially since it was commission based (cell phone specifically). It really sucked if you worked at a slow location.
Assistant Supervisor (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – May 17, 2016
Every Monday received product, make a report for it and summited to my supervisor, I spend a large part of the day failing. Make sure the testers have enough job thru the day, make another report in the afternoon to inform my supervisor the production for the day. My supervisor was very nice and he always was waling to help me when I have questions, I always got along with mi coworkers very good, I'm an excellent team player. The hardest part of my job was at the end of the month when I have to make many more reports. I enjoy having lunch with every body we always have something to talk about.