Circuit City Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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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. Customer Service, Sales

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Cape Girardeau, MO

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great commission plan. Management strong on training.

    Cons

    Limited advancement unless formal training at headquarters

  2. store management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Circuit City

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing Training, great benefits, great servive

    Cons

    It was a shame they closed

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    doesn't matter out of business

    Advice to Management

    rewind time and don't go out of business

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  5. It was great while it lasted!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Circuit City

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The company filed for bankruptcy and is no longer hiring.

    Advice to Management

    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.

  6. 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

  7. Good firm to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

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

    Pros

    Good ambiance, great people at work

    Cons

    it went bankrupt, so irrevalent

    Advice to Management

    not applicable - as it went bankrupt

  8. 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

  9. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  10. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  11. 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

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