Circuit City

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Circuit City Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 316 reviews

28% Approve of the CEO

Circuit City Chairman and CEO Richard Leeds

Richard Leeds

(54 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

316 Employee Reviews
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    Great fun place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStaff and company are excite about new technology. Fun environment to work in.

    ConsHard to obtain hours without having to compete with others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer sales incentives.

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    A place that made you feel like you were at home.

    Sales Supervisor (Former Employee) Mesquite, TX

    ProsManagement was great. The customers that came in were amazing and everyone knew everybody.

    ConsNo cons, it was just an amazing place to work at.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe bonus structures were great, but I wish there were more incentives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, but Senior management seemed silly.

    Lead Computer Technician (Former Employee) South Portland, ME

    ProsLoved everyone I worked with, and was well paid

    ConsBusiness decisions seemed ridiculous, but still a fun place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun, friendly associates.

    Technologies Sales Associate (Former Employee) Montebello, CA

    ProsGreat employees, all were very friendly.

    ConsLenient management, did not really follow company values.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely Wonderful

    Firedog In-Store Technician (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with
    Awesome pay
    Fun place to work
    Great training I learned a lot from the time I was there.
    Good Management Team
    Great Lunch time
    Great hours
    Great opportunity to advance quick
    Lots of different departments

    ConsCompany went out of business. Would have loved to keep working for them.
    Lots of standing, lots of speaking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Lead should have had more power over the in home techs.

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    I loved every moment of it.

    RS Representative (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsI loved everything about the place.

    ConsThey changed too much after 17 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you where doing.

     

    Great Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent work life balance

    Consat times retail is generally stressful

     

    Best Company I have ever worked for!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat atmosphere. Family friendly. They valued their employees. Flexible schedule when I was in college. Great pay when it was commission based and the transfer to hourly, I was lucky and got a great rate.

    ConsThe core values slipped at the end. The declining and changes were rough but the company had to make them to keep a float before going out of
    Business. Overall the changes in workforce Hirt the company because they tried to be like their competition instead of staying different their competitors. Going away from commission and laying of experienced staff members Hirt them. Also when they stopped selling appliances.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't buy into divix, do not stop selling a product category that would make customers walk into competitors store within miles of your location and get the full package.

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    Great Company

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsGreat People, company invested into the managers. The company paid for the PM's to receive their PMI certification. Fun environment at Corporate Office.

    ConsOutsourcing was not the key - too many proprietary processes that required internal staff. Once the staff was laid off, the company started to go into a different direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWish the doors could have stayed open.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's to bad the company is gone

    Store Director (Former Employee) Spokane, WA

    ProsA great place to work, with strong ethics and integrity. Circuit City was a clear and positive counter to Best Buy

    ConsCEO was a former best buy employee who tanked this Fortune 500 company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's to late

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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