Circuit City
3.0 of 5 302 reviews
www.circuitcity.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

Circuit City Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2014
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3.0 302 reviews

                             

28% Approve of the CEO

Circuit City Chairman and CEO Richard Leeds

Richard Leeds

(50 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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No wonder they went out of business

Firedog In-Home Technician (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than a year

ProsA paycheck received every payday

ConsCoroprate personatily and culture was oblivious to reality

Advice to Senior ManagementThey wouldn't listen

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Lafayette, LA

I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than a year

ProsCompany went down however best place to sale

ConsNo cons I was able to gain my sales ability

Advice to Senior ManagementHave circuit city come back

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Grating retail job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Circuit City

ProsThe people I worked with were fun and friendly. The job wasn't so bad during slow hours. During the bankruptcy sale, we could stand up for ourselves against irate and irrational customers, so that was a plus.

ConsBad sales manager that had unrealistic expectations. We were forced to push the Circuit City credit card on people, which I never felt right about doing. The customers were horrendous- especially turing the bankruptcy sale. Also, the company has gone under. That's a pretty big con.

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Eh

Technical Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than a year

Pros-Laid back, friendly fellow employees.
-Relatively well-stocked and organized.
-Very helpful supervisors, overworked and overpaid but they went the extra mile to assist me.
-Clean location.
-Uniforms were semi-comfortable.
-Nice break room.

Cons-Complete lack of training.
-Managers were incompetent and greedy, unlike the underpaid supervisors.
-No ladder to climb.
-Terribly outdated registers.
-Awful up-selling tactics.
-The company went bankrupt and I lost my crappy job.

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Poor management

Firedog Tech (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than 8 years

Prosenjoyed the pay before things starting going downhill

Conspoor management led them to go out of business

Advice to Senior Managementna

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service Associate (Former Employee)
Minnetonka, MN

I worked at Circuit City as a contractor for less than a year

ProsDecent hours, coworkers the same age and in the same situations

ConsLow pay, narcissistic bosses, sometimes annoying/dumb customers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Retail, what can I say. If you are buddies you will be taken care of.

Installer (Former Employee)
Emeryville, CA

I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMade some good friends and had fun working on cars. I loved the actual work part for my position skillset.

ConsRetail so of course even though I was a car electronics installer, they would try to squeeze me to help other departments with sales even though my own numbers were top notch.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys aren't around anymore.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They closed due to short-shortsightedness of leadership

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Circuit City

ProsFellow employees were great to work with.

ConsLack of vision from leadership

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are closed now

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A sales job with no commision

Home Theater Salesman (Former Employee)
Lexington-Fayette, KY

I worked at Circuit City part-time for more than a year

Prospros are the pay at the time, the people were friendly, easy commute, and things of that nature and such

Consweak on resume, not much instruction and when sales were weak you took this hit. is hard to work when the job is not taken serious

Advice to Senior Managementcalm down or you're going to go bankrupt

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No wonder they went out of business.

Product Flow Team (Former Employee)
Augusta, GA

I worked at Circuit City full-time for less than a year

ProsEasy job, good hours, some unique characters. A learning experience

ConsAh my 4 months at circuit city. I was hired to be the team lead of the Product Flow Team. Basically it was an assistant inventory/stocking/warehouse manager. My direct boss was not too bright. He interviewed me 3 times. Each time he asked the same exact questions. On the 3rd time I finally just looked at him and said "are you going to hire me or not?". The pay was abysmal. It was 7 bucks an hour. I had a team of two 18 year old stoners who I had to make sure put out the inventory at night, shipped back damaged goods, and redid sales tags. I just made sure they did it and surfed the internet in the warehouse. Employees and customers stole like it was going out of style. The car stereo guys were all ex cons and rude. It was a bizarre place to work. I got a real job after only 4 months and CC went out of business 5 months later. Wonder why?

Advice to Senior ManagementIsn't going to help them now anyway.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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