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Circuit City Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
329 Reviews
3.8
329 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
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    Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Circuit City full-time

    Pros

    Great people, exciting and fun place to work

    Cons

    Company closed, tried to change but economy was bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish they could have saved the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Clear As Mud (Less Than 1 Year)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City full-time

    Pros

    On the brighter side, Circuit provided a generally "hands-off" approach to employee management. Very little clock watching, except where deadlines were concerned...and understandably so. Generally good people. Generally good pay.

    Cons

    Many of the company quirks were as novel as the founder's last name. Managers memorized rote definitions of processes and work breakdown structures, but could not adequately explain the "why" underlying key and critical concepts. Projects predating your arrival were handed to you with flaws and all and pegged to your "performance account" if you did not make it work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management needed to listen more beyond the layer of middle managers. Middle management did nothing more than to adjust what is already provided. No explanations for unique processes and KPIs, and KPMs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Co-Workers were all fun to work with

    Cons

    Time-Off submissions were often issues

  11.  

    yeaaaa

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Circuit City full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    goods never had an A++
    A typical work day is 8 - 5 and you sell online advertisements. Days consist of meeting, calls, training, and office activities.

    Learned how to sell, cold call, negotiate, communicate B2B.

    Hardest part of job is resisting the free food. Most enjoyable is being on the phones and talking to different people.

    Management: A+
    Co-Workers: A++

    Cons

    sucksA++
    A typical work day is 8 - 5 and you sell online advertisements. Days consist of meeting, calls, training, and office activities.

    Learned how to sell, cold call, negotiate, communicate B2B.

    Hardest part of job is resisting the free food. Most enjoyable is being on the phones and talking to different people.

    Management: A+
    Co-Workers: A++

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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