In 1921 the RadioShack Corporation opened in Boston Massachusetts. This unique store was created as a retail store and a mail-order operation with which they served the needs of radio officers on board ships. It grown and evolved to where there are over 4,400 company-operated stores with locations in the U.S. and in Mexico. It is the leading national retailer of innovative technical products and services. From the time it began in Boston until 2014, It has been around for 93 years in the technology-retail industry.
The company has three different hours that they operate in. Monday to Friday they are open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Saturday they are open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and they are also open on Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
How old do you have to be to work at RadioShack? The answer is that those applying for positions must be at least 16 years old, and should be qualified for the job description that they applied for. Go on line and check out the RadioShack jobs at the store where you want to work. It would also be a good idea to ask the management what jobs you would be allowed to do at age 16.
There are several things that you won’t be able to do and one of them is doing things that are considered hazardous. Filling out an application online will expedite your job applicant process. When you are 18 years old then there will be no restrictions as to what you are allowed to do on the job.
The company look requires a high school diploma along with experience in electronics and sales. They are looking for entry level applicants who have previous experience. These potential employees need a general and specific knowledge of electronics- this includes gaming systems, media players, steroid systems, computers, and cell phones. It is also important that potential associates be flexible, pleasant with customers, and work well with the public. They also need to get along with their fellow associates because tension is not conducive to good working conditions.
Below is a mini-list of the hourly rates and salaries in these RadioShack jobs. These are examples only. Please note that these will vary across the county and in your local area.
Entry Level – Sales associates start at $7.50. Combined with commissions and pay raises, their pay scale can reach up to $11.00 to $12.00 an hour.
Management – Assistant Manager could make near $20,000 a year.
Store Managers salary could range from $30,000 to $40,000 a year.
Here are some of the benefits that are offered to store managers as part of their RadioShack careers. Limited medical coverage, dental coverage, and life benefit plans when they are hired. After 6 months they can enjoy paid vacation, credit union memberships, and discounts on merchandise in the store. I have not come across benefits for sales associates.
Radioshack Job Descriptions
There are many job opportunities that you can choose from when beginning your career. You should look them over closely to see which one most likely will fit your skill, and choose a from among the list. A sales associate would be an example of an entry level job because that career requires the least amount of experience. The examples of management level jobs would be an assistant store manager, store manager, and district manager. What is listed below are only some of the jobs that you can find with the RadioShack jobs online website.
Sales Associate, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager, District Manager, Servicer Technician, Purchaser, Material Handler, Electronic Assembler,Mechanical Assembler, Industrial Engineer, Electronic Designer, Production Planner, Product Tester, Quality Assurance Associate, Customer Service Representative
In a sale associate’s job, those people’s responsibilities are to be able to communicate well with others, as well as have strong selling skills when working with customer. This is true in any retail business and in every position within that business. The sales associate needs to be able to work various shifts that are required by management and not unlike many retail stores which would include working evenings, weekends, and holidays. Having a retail experience in the past gives the potential sales associate a stronger edge in getting the job. They must also be 18 years old with a high school diploma.
The assistant manager’s description is to build long-term customer relationships, support and help in hiring and training employees. Coach sales associates, and lead sales efforts when the store manager is not in the store. Maintaining personal sales and profitability goals are also and important part of the job. As with a sales associate’s job, a high school diploma is necessary.
The store manager’s job description is to be able to monitor store profits, help employees, and meet the sales goals. They are train and supervise entry-level sales associate, recruit, Interview, and hire new employees as needed. This position requires a high school diploma with two years’ experience in retail management. For the most part, they like to hire career-oriented people for this position.
Advice on Application Process
Are you looking for employment in the technical retail industry? Have you tried RadioShack but you can’t find a printable application form online? This information will show you how to apply for RadioShack online for their free application.
You can have direct application when you apply online. When you do apply for jobs at RadioShack it will let you know what jobs are open and what location they are hiring in. They do not have a direct website that leads to a RadioShack application free form, nor is there a printable application for RadioShack.
Like many companies, there’s no easy download application form for you to fill out. I think some stores will hand out a paper application form. I say that because the one near me does but my guess is that most stores don’t do that. When you go to their main website link you need to click onto “Career” at the bottom of the page. Next, you will be given two options when you click onto the white rectangle that says “choose”. When it opens up it will say “Retail opening” and “Home office,” please notice that you will find a variety of opening.
Here is the list of RadioShack careers- Accounting/Finical, Inventory pricing, Marketing, Merchandising, Multi-unit retail management, Real estate, Security, Supply chain/Logistics, and finally Technician. If you are interested in one of the careers on this list, then choose one. The next page you will need to highlight in blue what state and what city you are interested in, and then click onto “search.” Choose the careers that shows up on the next page, from there just follow directions.
If you choose “Retail Openings” then the page type in your zip code and select the distance that you want to travel. When you go on to the following page it will show positions within that area. You are allowed to choose more than one RadioShack job.
Go on to the next page and click onto one of the job opportunities. Read the information carefully, it will offer you two links to choose from. If link one does not work to where you get to the registration process then the other will. From this point on it is important to carefully read and fill out the required information. Please notice that they want you to create a password, and an I.D. name, this is so you will be able to go back and revisit your information on your application form. They will also want your email.
All this should lead you to where you can fill out your online application. The registration should be the first step toward you RadioShack application. I don’t know if they have a page where you can upload your resume or not. Every company will interview applicants and asks them questions. RadioShack would not be any different from other companies in this respect.
Best Buy Co., Inc. & Verizon Wireless Inc. are competitors with RadioShack Corporation. It looks like the main thing that they have in common is that they compete in selling cell phones. Best Buy also has a large selection of computer, printers, and other electronic items because this is its specialty. Verizon’s main focus from its inception has been cell phones. I called my local RadioShack and discovered that the phones they sell use the AT&T network.
That explains why the AT&T emblem is next to the different brands of mobile cell phones. Verizon own its own network, and Best Buy’s uses AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint as their carriers for the phones they sell.
The carrier name is in parentheses after the name of the cell phone on the Best Buy ads. Just go to the their main web site and on the left is cell phones. On the next page scroll down and you can see the carriers they use.
In comparing the Samsung Galaxy S 5, the RadioShack company sell it at $149 with a 2 year qualifying plan. It is regularly $199.99, and the unactivated price is $699.99. Best Buy’s Samsung Galaxy S 5 is $199.00 for a 2 year contract. It is regularly priced at $799.99 while the Verizon’s pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S 5 is $24.99 for 2 years which equals $599.76. That makes it only .23 cents less than their full price but when you click onto. Their full price for it is $419.99. It appears that the RadioShack prices are less expensive than their competitors.
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