Circuit City Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Circuit City Chairman and CEO Richard Leeds
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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
  • 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. Sales manager that loved their job.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in North Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    amazing company, best years of my life best job of my life.

    Cons

    doesn't matter out of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rewind time and don't go out of business

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. It was great while it lasted!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Good work-life balance. Useful in-store discounts.

    Cons

    The company filed for bankruptcy and is no longer hiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probably not wise to have made a large investment in non-core business ventures instead of investing in the changing landscape of consumer electronics retailing.

    Negative Outlook
  3. 2nd family

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    great co workers, fast paced

    Cons

    policies changing, location ended up closing

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  5. Good firm to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Good ambiance, great people at work

    Cons

    it went bankrupt, so irrevalent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not applicable - as it went bankrupt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Circuit City

    Pros

    Great co-workers, managers, and training.

    Cons

    Went out of business a few years back

  7. if only they were still around

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation package and fun work environment. Tons of toys to play with and fun customers to intact with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Employer no longer exists. Not much opportunity, to grow with the organization. If only Circuit City still existed and did not get destroyed by best buy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't buy inventory that's no longer wanted by your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. TV Salesman

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    Former Employee - PC/TV Sales in Keene, NH
    Former Employee - PC/TV Sales in Keene, NH

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

    Pros

    Great people around. They were all very nice. I liked working here. They had a nice break room. The parking lot was big. I liked it. Great big building too.

    Cons

    They had bad pay, not competitive at all. I was in sales but they didn't give us any commissions. Managers would stress selling more and more, adding stress, without providing any incentives to do so. Pretentious people in lower management positions acting like they were god sent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in business? Don't be horrible at your job? Stay competitive?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Had a lot of fun and had great co-workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Decent hourly pay

    Cons

    - No growth
    - No commission

  10. Good while it Lasted

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    Former Employee - Corporate Director in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Corporate Director in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Innovative company
    Good pay & benefits

    Cons

    Run by incompetent idiots at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should go work at a non-profit, and stay out of companies looking to stay in business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. TV/home audio

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Fun environment, flexible hours, easy to get time off, a lot of interesting customers

    Cons

    Low Pay, out dated systems, revolving management/ new manager every month

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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