Circuit City

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Circuit City Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
327 Reviews
3.8
327 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.  

    delivery supervisor

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver/Supervisor in Galveston, TX
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver/Supervisor in Galveston, TX

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pleace to work, fun environment

    Cons

    management not much more knowledgeable then assiciates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more active in processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a joy to work for...appreciate even more, not that we've moved on.

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    Current Employee - Store Director in California City, CA
    Current Employee - Store Director in California City, CA

    I have been working at Circuit City full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clear expectation was set in every metric. Company offered adequate and continued training. This was for policies, and products. I feel their elearning was very helpful in developing the team. Employee recognition, especially for store managers was fantastic! We were able to recognize our team through store meetings and SD's were sent to conferences yearly! Loved the great team work I was able to establish in my store!

    Cons

    Biggest Con is that we were bought out and closed, when we could've continued to be successful. Very disappointing how things ended for the company and for the many people who worked for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Circuit City had great values...wish everyone lived them! Overall great company...greatly missed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place no career outlook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Circuit City

    Pros

    Money people products and work schedule. Was a good place to work for a time

    Cons

    Company went out of business, upper management was too top heavy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to buy stereos

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    Former Employee - Lead PC Technician in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Lead PC Technician in Athens, GA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good computers when they work

    Cons

    bad carpet on the floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay in business longer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent business, sadly defunct

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Devon, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Devon, PA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent business, well-managed at the local level, but unfortunately now defunct due to bankruptcy.

    Cons

    Often, day-to-day work was hindered by the company's finanical woes, and ultimately we were forced to close just as I felt the job was getting enjoyable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exist again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun part time job while in college

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Fun part time job while in college

    Cons

    poor management, average pay, no future opprtunities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyed it!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Bonuses every six months
    Great work enviornment
    No sales pressure
    Very flexible
    FUN!

    Cons

    It closed
    and it closed
    I forget to mention it closed and it sucked when it did. it was awful. I miss everyone I worked with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time dont be so stingy with the dough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for during college

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Circuit City part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good salary, generally good managers and work experience.

    Cons

    Hour cutbacks during post hoilday seasons

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team and work environment. It was fun while it lasted.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions contributed to its demise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun Place and Great Friends

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA

    I worked at Circuit City (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was a great place to meet some great people. Offered some great benefits. From health and retirement to discounts.

    Cons

    The retail stores went out of business in April of 2009. The online company is nothing like what it was before the bankruptcies. The new Circuit City could careless about the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should of spent the company's money a little more wisely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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