Circuit City Reviews in Richmond, VA

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
319 Reviews

3.6
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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
  • 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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  1.  

    Circuit City, where Service was state of the art.

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    Former Employee - Lead PC Technician  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lead PC Technician in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Large company, innovative, great training programs. Kept things lean, but also had wonderful cafeteria. Central operations were all in fairly close range, so not much travel was involved. Open door policy that was comfortable to work with

    Cons

    The IT department was a little 'Dilbert' like. Standard builds were kept to technology that was several years old, and would change frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training was great, much appreciated! Standards could have used a little more advise from the tech staff, going to the rock bottom line on price on hardware is not always a good idea. High level mismanagement, or mismatch of software / equiptment to the purpose at hand tended to get blamed on the person who carried out the orders, not the source who actually made the decisions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No wonder they went out of business

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    Former Employee - Firedog In-Home Technician  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Firedog In-Home Technician in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A paycheck received every payday

    Cons

    Coroprate personatily and culture was oblivious to reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Outsourcing 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 ManagementAdvice

    Wish the doors could have stayed open.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    See Ya!

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Once was a great company - lots of talented alumni all over the country from the "Good to Great Days"

    Cons

    The last years were a case study in how to run a company into the ground with incompetent management and lack of vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team and work environment. It was fun while it lasted.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions contributed to its demise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Awesome Values, Great location, Great website

    Cons

    Went out of business, Stores needed improvement, resistant to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok work environment

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Midlothian, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Midlothian, VA

    I worked at Circuit City part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay Hours
    Great products
    Customer service

    Cons

    Poor management
    Loss and prevention sucks
    Employees unloyal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sad to see it go.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    I like to receive the free employee discounts on electronics, particularly the car stereo equipment, which I found to be outstanding.

    Cons

    The company was on the downslide for a longtime. It is a shame it went out of business. Good bye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not really much applicable, given it is now out of business. There may be some value left in the website.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best place I've ever worked.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    Great employees, good benefits, adequate salaries, great performance feedback.

    Cons

    It went out of business due to poor senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Horrible company to work for

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    Former Employee - Warehouse  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Circuit City

    Pros

    paycheck, friends, paycheck, discounts, paycheck

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to learn how the companies runs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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