Circuit City Reviews

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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
  • The upper management of the company lacked vision and true leadership; they spent a lot of money on consultants trying to make up for this lack (in 20 reviews)

  • Those people were often some of the more knowledgeable people as well, so that further hurt the customer service (in 9 reviews)

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  1. sales specialist in electronics and home use

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Hicksville, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Hicksville, NY

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Sales experience in electronics and others

    Cons

    nothing to say about con

    Advice to Management

    punctuality and honesty and hardworking


  2. Great company to work for during college

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary, generally good managers and work experience.

    Cons

    Hour cutbacks during post hoilday seasons


  3. Circuit City was horrible, but free paycheck.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at Circuit City full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People were great. Upper management was horrible.

    Cons

    Upper Management was pain the you know what.

    Advice to Management

    Get in the game


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  5. Good, but poor management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesmen in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Salesmen in New York, NY

    I have been working at Circuit City

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly colleagues, nice customers, good discount

    Cons

    Insane management, very demanding, expected to work overtime while not asking for pay.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and be realistic.


  6. NO MORE

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Brick, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Brick, NJ

    I worked at Circuit City

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly atmoshere, good training program

    Cons

    terribile structure, and now out of business

    Advice to Management

    listen more


  7. k

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Point, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Point, NY

    I worked at Circuit City

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    kloved the overall disposition and energy of the store.

    Cons

    didnt really enjoy it. kept employees in the dark about foreclosure.

    Advice to Management

    k


  8. Watched like a hawk

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PC Sales in Succasunna, NJ
    Former Employee - PC Sales in Succasunna, NJ

    I worked at Circuit City

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At the time the hourly rate for this position was better than many retail position, and it was the highest paying sales job in the store.

    Cons

    Management was always watching me. It made the job a bit stressful. No incentives for selling warranties or expensive products.

    Advice to Management

    Give more guidance on how to more effectively sell. Don't just tell me to sell sell sell, teach!!! And dont always watch me.


  9. no room for advancement. not a career.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at Circuit City

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers. Simple job to get paid for and nothing else. No future as you can see how the company folded.

    Cons

    MICROmanaging. When any big company is bored, they decide its best to nitpick everything from your salespitch to your nametag if you are wearing one or not. Pay never increasing due to " inside " review. Hours were horrid. Full time and you get schedule 22 hrs a week? Seriously? With funny schedules like 6-9 close. Who can live like that? Management being incompetent, not knowledgable on products. Just barking out orders from corporate. Policies always changing.

    Advice to Management

    Hahaha this is funny since I actually left the company at the end of 2005 cause I knew it would go under eventually.


  10. Great Senior Management even in times of crisis

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firedog In-Store Technician in Hicksville, NY
    Former Employee - Firedog In-Store Technician in Hicksville, NY

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management was very approachable, respectful, and expected you rise up to meet the challenge of a day at work. Fellow employees were collaborative, although some could use more training. Sad to see it go out of business, as it was one of the highest paying retail employees for skill level

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganized, many members recieve little or no training; leading to more issues down the line. Hiring process is haphazard. Out of business

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to approve and pick a good candidate, not one that you can save a few dollars an hour but rather, someone that does the job right the first time.


  11. Find Another Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plan-o-gram Specialist in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Plan-o-gram Specialist in Freehold, NJ

    I worked at Circuit City

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a paycheck. Retail experience. Easy access to video games and upcoming popular electronic devices that you can access easily since you are in the store.You don''t need to work too hard to secure your job.

    Cons

    No advancement, 10% discount off goods unlike Best Buy who gives 40% off, Lack of motivation,incompetent employees. Weak pay. No bonuses. The company as a whole is bad as it is going out of business or has filed bankruptcy. This company has no chance of survival with this economy as shown by its #1 competitor Best buy having bad earnings themselves, but much more product selectivity.

    Advice to Management

    Please talk to employees with respect as it is a retail job with no commission.



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