Circuit City Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Circuit City Chairman and CEO Richard Leeds
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
  • 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. Not bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not bad for a place to work, learned a lot about different technologies, good mgmt overall

    Cons

    Sales bonuses could be better
    More emphasis on training would have been great

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing employees rather than looking at specific financial figures


  2. Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Fun place to work for

    Cons

    They went out of business


  3. Sales Representative

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO

    I worked at Circuit City

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    easy work, decent perks, overall not terrible.

    Cons

    no commission on large ticket items, no sales incentives, pressure from management to push things customers didnt need.


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  5. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours to match your personal schedule

    Cons

    pushed to sell warranties and accessories to meet monthly goals, sometimes unrealisitic


  6. I miss CCity!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lakewood, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lakewood, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Getting a chance to work with different backgrounds and ethnicities. I enjoyed my time there and learned a lot about the retail business.

    Cons

    Some politics in my district but nothing that I couldn't handle or complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Wish they could of just shut down under performing stores and see if they can build around the stores that were doing really great. But I guess in the end, CCity dig such a big hole in financial debt with lots of vendora.


  7. They laid,me off

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City full-time

    Pros

    Cannit work there the company went bankrupt and closed. Horrible experience and offer no severed package

    Cons

    All fraudsters working for the company


  8. Stress

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Decent pay and good discounts on items throughout the stores or through vendors. Benefits were great. Made alot of friends.

    Cons

    Hours were usually cut and never really towards full time like we were hired. Useless store meetings with the district manager, who always wanted us to hand out credit apps even to 5 year olds.


  9. warehouse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

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

    Pros

    Money was good and yearly raises

    Cons

    Management was very bad . No communication with staff


  10. Great management training program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Top notch management training program. Company invested time and money into developing strong leaders.

    Cons

    The company was divided between operations and sales. Managers were driven by different things and did not always work well together.

    Advice to Management

    Good policy's were in place but not enforced.


  11. Great Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City full-time

    Pros

    Fun Work environment and employees

    Cons

    The company went out of business.



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