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

Circuit City Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 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
302 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Nice work environment,and Beautiful store,at least where i worked at"
    in 17 reviews
  • "A great place to work, with strong ethics and integrity"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor upper management drove the company into liquidation"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Senior management disconnected from the realities in the field"
    in 14 reviews
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This company was awesome!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsExcellent training,excellent product specialist.Nice work environment,and Beautiful store,at least where i worked at.

ConsManagement from the main office seemed to have disagreements and their business started to decline until they went out of business

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's a real pity Circuit City went out of business.Paul,the store manager was very ethical and professional.No wonder we were a great team and our store was in the first 10 places out of all the cicuit city stores in the U.S

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Horrible

Customer Service Associate (Former Employee)
Boca Raton, FL

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

ProsGood employee discounts, good exposure to new technology

ConsHorrible managers, Horrible hours, complicated customer service programs that where not user friendly.

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 (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

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

ProsThe people and employees where great

ConsManagement didn't listen. The deals weren't all that.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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not bad aside from going out of business.

Warehouse (Former Employee)
Groveland, FL

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

Prospay was good while in business

Consthey went out of business...

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

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Spent eight great years there

Manager (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

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

ProsAdvancement opportunities , training, and the family atmosphere

ConsThey shut down and everyone lost their job

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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Good Experience

Ops Manager (Former Employee)
Miami, FL

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

ProsGreat associates to work with.

ConsCould not overcome bad economy

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, company went out of business, enough said!

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

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Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

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

ProsGreat benefits, Fun environment, Competitive Salary,

ConsTowards the end, there were changes too often for employees to adapt to. Whole procedures would change week over week making it difficult to be knowledgeable.

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

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Good place

Department Supervisor (Former Employee)
Roanoke, VA

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

ProsPeople, Products, Training, In store manager

ConsWeekends, Discount, and random meetings

Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of employees and a little less about yourself

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

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Decent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Circuit City

Prosgreat co-workers and local management

ConsPoor upper management drove the company into liquidation

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

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Nice place to work

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Bakersville, OH

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

ProsPay was good at time becasue I was a college student who was tired of making minimum wage. It wasn't commission based though. Just straight hourly.

ConsWorking in sales wasn't that fun. Trying to get people to buy stuff at the times when they clearly didn't want it made me feel bad. Also the hours I had to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay in business

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