Circuit City Reviews

Updated July 16, 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
  • 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. Good Company to Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Circuit City

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Circuit City has a diverse workforce and highly values employee feedback. Retail management, from my experience, can make a productive personal life difficult. Having worked at Best Buy and Circuit City in management I can confidently say that Circuit City permits more of a life/work balance.

    Cons

    If you follow the financial news you should be aware of some of the downsides of Circuit City. Having gone through a few rounds of layoffs its difficult to feel secure at work.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. The tough changes are hopefully done. We learned from our mistakes and the Field Management is committed to success.


  2. Excellent company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Programmer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Circuit City

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Respect, recognition, learning experience, good teams, dedication among employees, technically sound, always open for innovative ideas, confidence with fellow workers and everyone possesses the Never say no attitude, determined to reach out for the turnover considering the fact that the market is bad and more competitors, managers are nice and everyone is responsible for the work they do and have customers as the first priority in mind.

    Cons

    Little too easy with employees that they might misuse it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the sales drive on and achieve goals one at a time, and reach out to the customers. We really need to improve our advertisements. They need to be catchy.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Old School CC store management job.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun Possible chance to work with hot young co-eds. It is unfortunate to see what happend to circuit city the past ten years.They were an awesome company to work for in the late 90's and early 00's, but when they got rid of appliances and then commissioned employees were their demise. Most of the employees formed a bond and would be friends in and outside of work, it was a great place to meet new people. By 2005 everyone CC tried to run the store with a skeleton crew, this opened up an easy way for thieves to steal thousands and thousands of dolars work of electronics and cds/dvds/games. Circuit City just did not evolve.

    Cons

    Too many hours for management job.

    Advice to Management

    Sorry to see you go.


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  5. Circuit City - great place to work if it was still around ...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great talent within my department.

    Cons

    The executive leadership was quite poor, and the company was driven into the ground. By the time it was recognized that changes needed to be made, it was too late, and the company was already on the slippery slope towards failure.

    Advice to Management

    N/A, as they are now out of business. If I had a time machine, I'd go back and prevent the firing of the so-called generously compensated store employees; all that decision accomplished was attracting a firestorm of unwanted bad publicity, as well as providing our customers with poor customer service.


  6. i loved it at the city

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly employees, good pay, and you got to play with toys(pretty much) all day long. it was a great place to work. i made a lot of family working a circuit city

    Cons

    i honestly can't think of any...maybe the rude customers.........i'm not sure. i could have gotten a bigger raise when i got mine but besides that, that's it.

    Advice to Management

    well there is no management any more, the company is gone. stupid and bought out by some weird systemax company. it's like shopping from a dead person


  7. Pretty good job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good sales experience, relatively easy to get hired, decent pay, fun environment, pleasant co-workers, great job for students or other part timers

    Cons

    not as many full-time positions, hires mostly students or young adults which can be bad for older or middle age adults

    Advice to Management

    No comments in particular. I thought they did a pretty good job. Some employees I worked with did not feel the same way though


  8. Used to be a great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going crowd and great people to work with. Management knew what was going on and the structure of the operations was good.

    Cons

    It closed and I got laid off. Twice!

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to reward the well performing sales staff with incentives.


  9. Fun while it lasted

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In Home Tech in Newington, CT
    Former Employee - In Home Tech in Newington, CT

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, helpful management, Cool coworkers

    Cons

    Sometimes a little disorganized They hire naive kids

    Advice to Management

    Overall, I enjoyed my time here while it lasted( went out of business). It was a fun experience.


  10. Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Escalation Coordinator in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Escalation Coordinator in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, always gave proper tools to help advance. Strive to help employee's better themselves inside and outside of the workplace. Always showed appreciation for the employees and made it well known when someone was going above and beyond thier jobs.

    Cons

    The greatest job I ever had... no longer exists.;(

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't have hired a CEO from Best Buy.


  11. Awesome Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Altoona, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Altoona, PA

    I worked at Circuit City

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Training Fun Work Environment Exciting Technologies

    Cons

    Lower Pay No Commission Poor Corporate Management

    Advice to Management

    Restore Commission Don't Fire Most Experienced Employees



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