Circuit City Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
319 Reviews

3.6
319 Reviews
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Circuit City Chairman and CEO Richard Leeds
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A great place to work, with strong ethics and integrity (in 17 reviews)

  • Fun work environment, management wasn't overbearing (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor upper management drove the company into liquidation (in 20 reviews)

  • Senior management disconnected from the realities in the field (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great fun place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Staff and company are excite about new technology. Fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    Hard to obtain hours without having to compete with others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer sales incentives.

  2.  

    A place that made you feel like you were at home.

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor  in  Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Mesquite, TX

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

    Pros

    Management was great. The customers that came in were amazing and everyone knew everybody.

    Cons

    No cons, it was just an amazing place to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bonus structures were great, but I wish there were more incentives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work, but Senior management seemed silly.

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    Former Employee - Lead Computer Technician  in  South Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Lead Computer Technician in South Portland, ME

    I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Loved everyone I worked with, and was well paid

    Cons

    Business decisions seemed ridiculous, but still a fun place to work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun, friendly associates.

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    Former Employee - Technologies Sales Associate  in  Montebello, CA
    Former Employee - Technologies Sales Associate in Montebello, CA

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

    Pros

    Great employees, all were very friendly.

    Cons

    Lenient management, did not really follow company values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Extremely Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Firedog In-Store Technician
    Former Employee - Firedog In-Store Technician

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Awesome pay
    Fun place to work
    Great training I learned a lot from the time I was there.
    Good Management Team
    Great Lunch time
    Great hours
    Great opportunity to advance quick
    Lots of different departments

    Cons

    Company went out of business. Would have loved to keep working for them.
    Lots of standing, lots of speaking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Lead should have had more power over the in home techs.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I loved every moment of it.

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    Current Employee - RS Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - RS Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Circuit City full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I loved everything about the place.

    Cons

    They changed too much after 17 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you where doing.

  8.  

    Great Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    at times retail is generally stressful

  9.  

    Best Company I have ever worked for!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    great atmosphere. Family friendly. They valued their employees. Flexible schedule when I was in college. Great pay when it was commission based and the transfer to hourly, I was lucky and got a great rate.

    Cons

    The core values slipped at the end. The declining and changes were rough but the company had to make them to keep a float before going out of
    Business. Overall the changes in workforce Hirt the company because they tried to be like their competition instead of staying different their competitors. Going away from commission and laying of experienced staff members Hirt them. Also when they stopped selling appliances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't buy into divix, do not stop selling a product category that would make customers walk into competitors store within miles of your location and get the full package.

  10.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great People, company invested into the managers. The company paid for the PM's to receive their PMI certification. Fun environment at Corporate Office.

    Cons

    Outsourcing was not the key - too many proprietary processes that required internal staff. Once the staff was laid off, the company started to go into a different direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish the doors could have stayed open.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It's to bad the company is gone

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    Former Employee - Store Director  in  Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Store Director in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A great place to work, with strong ethics and integrity. Circuit City was a clear and positive counter to Best Buy

    Cons

    CEO was a former best buy employee who tanked this Fortune 500 company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's to late

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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