Circuit City

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Circuit City Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
322 Reviews
3.7
322 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.  

    Loved it!

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    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours_ i I had the best schedule in retail. I worked 9-5 monday through Friday as long as my team hit our sales goals.
    Good work/life balance
    Supportive management
    Aweseome coworkers

    Cons

    The promotion process was a little slow. Outside of that there wasn't anything I didn't like with this company,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Honest

    Current Employee - Car Install Supervisor in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Car Install Supervisor in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at Circuit City full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Honest, and good people. The customers were the best, angry or not.

    Cons

    No longer around, company made a few bad decisions. Also online retailing took them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your workers

  3.  

    Eh

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Laid back, friendly fellow employees.
    -Relatively well-stocked and organized.
    -Very helpful supervisors, overworked and overpaid but they went the extra mile to assist me.
    -Clean location.
    -Uniforms were semi-comfortable.
    -Nice break room.

    Cons

    -Complete lack of training.
    -Managers were incompetent and greedy, unlike the underpaid supervisors.
    -No ladder to climb.
    -Terribly outdated registers.
    -Awful up-selling tactics.
    -The company went bankrupt and I lost my crappy job.

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  5.  

    Great environment for the team, but poor HR processes.

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    Former Employee - Firedog In-Store Technician
    Former Employee - Firedog In-Store Technician

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, management wasn't overbearing.

    Cons

    Poor HR processes and benefits for managers and above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask for feedback from your associates!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a family of crazy friends who sold some big tvs

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    Former Employee - PC Technician in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - PC Technician in Harrisonburg, VA

    I worked at Circuit City part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Environment, technology, co-workers, and black friday.

    Cons

    8am Sunday store meetings - who does that to college kids?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun job but company went under

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    Former Employee - Entertainment Supervisor in Slidell, LA
    Former Employee - Entertainment Supervisor in Slidell, LA

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

    Pros

    Was great while it lasted. Made decent money for amount of work and good hours.

    Cons

    No longer a company because of bad decisions from former CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Long time ago.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Circuit City

    Pros

    Great while they were in business

    Cons

    Closed retail stores and has online presence.

  9.  

    Retail Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Harrisburg, PA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was great company to work for. Family feel to leadership. Growth potential was plentiful.

    Cons

    Lost focus of customer and on cost savings ultimately drove customer loyalty away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turn off the fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Paycheck paid some small bills

    Cons

    Out of business... too bad

  11.  

    Typical retail gig - not too demanding, not very rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in York, PA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in York, PA

    I worked at Circuit City part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Offered flexible hours, standard pay, and a laid back work environment in addition to a pretty nice employee discount on tech products.

    Cons

    Not much say in which department you were assigned to; all employees required to work a 10+ hour shift on Black Friday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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