selling phones and electronics to different customers. There I learned how to sell products to different type of people. The management there was nice and taught everyone how to sell. The culture there was commission based and we all worked competitive but respectful. The hardest part of this job was actually learning all the products. The best part was selling phones.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – August 20, 2017
Im glad I had the experience, but it was a very poor place to work. The store that I worked at is not even around any more. The managing was sub par and the associates were treated to be competitive with each other and there was not a lot of opportunity to grow.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Oregon – August 17, 2017
Good place to work, had a family like setting with my co-worker. Learned alot as i worked there from parts an electronic peices. To cell phones and and steroes, like most jobs felt like i should have been paid more
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – August 16, 2017
They're bankrupt and that should tell you everything you need to know, so not sure what the point is to filling this out. My worst job ever. I worked a ton of hours and got paid less than many associates as a store manager.
Was a really good company and my favorite place to work thus far. Real shame they went bankrupt. would've worked there for a lot longer then I did. worked around your personal life and gave good commissions on everything.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New Hyde Park, NY – August 16, 2017
A typical day at RadioShack included working behind the counter as a sales associate, as well as day to day tasks to maintain the stores cleanliness. Counting the money in the register and making bank deposits was also a big part of my job. The workplace environment was very friendly, motivating and uplifting.
Asst. Store Manager (Former Employee) – Hummelstown, PA – August 16, 2017
Working at Radio Shack was a learning experience. Unfortunately the business was going down hill and being pushed out of the market, due to other larger chains opening that provided better options and prices.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Panorama City, CA – August 16, 2017
Before the store i worked at closed down it was you're typical electronic store. We had a number of responsibilities including helping customers, handling cash transactions, unloading our merchandise, opening and closing the store, cleaning it and having it prepared for the next day. I learned a lot about electronics.
The staff was great and the hours were very flexible
A lot of theft and a high volume store for shrinkage, cops constantly called
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Grants Pass, OR – August 15, 2017
At RadioShack the management was very personable and team focused. Definitely had to be an on the floor leader than a back room officer. I loved my time working at RadioShack, but the home office management made poor business decisions that prevented the RadioShack format to be a profitable business.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – August 14, 2017
My experience wasn't bad, the customers could of been better but the staff was nice and friendly for the most part. The main reason I stayed was because I became friend with my manager, loyalty was the biggest factor
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Burleson, TX – August 14, 2017
I was a freshman in high school when I worked this job. It was my second job i ever had. My manager went by the nickname Trap. He was one of the nicest, honest, hardworking gentleman I have ever met. He took me under his wing and showed me all I needed to know to do my job effectively and efficiently, plus more. I enjoyed helping others find tech that they were interested in at the time. I also sold and repaired phones, so it was always nice to help out in anyway I could.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 12, 2017
I was paid below minimum wage and they somehow got away with this by promising "spiffs"- incentives for pushing specific products while hypocritically espousing the notion that RadioShack's mission is to make sure each customer gets what he or she wants.
A typical day at Radio-shack consisted of helping customers to chose the correct purchases for their individual needs. You also need to do the average basic things like keeping a clean healthy workstation, maintaining the store, carrying in shipping items, and making phone calls to alert customers that their purchase came in.
In all honesty? I learned to never trust any other employees, to always be on top of my own work, and to always expect the worst of people.
The management rewarded liars and people who were not honest with customers. You could get written up for not selling your quota of warranties or batteries! This did nothing but bring more stress, and hampers your ability to function as a sales representative, when you are relying on inconsistent numbers to keep your job.
The most enjoying part of the day was the trip home.