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Circuit City Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work for a part-timer looking for extra money (in 22 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, dynamic coworkers, good benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • the company went bankrupt and is no longer a B&M store (in 12 reviews)

  • You have to be able to work long hours if you want to make good money (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good good good good good

    Cons

    Closed down but was great


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Circuit City full-time

    Pros

    It was a super chill job and there were a lot of nice people to work with and hang out with after you finished with your shift

    Cons

    The pay was really low and the managers were really not that great and never listened to their staff regardless of the quality of their input

    Advice to Management

    If you didn't rely on selling so much cheese to make ends meet you just might be around to challenge other big box stores like Best Buy.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team work and customer service

    Cons

    Company went out of business


  4. "Sale floor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Aiea, HI
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Aiea, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay but the company closed down.

    Cons

    Discount fluctuated depending on the item.


  5. "Forced review by Glassdoor for access"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Circuit City part-time

    Pros

    Not commission based but very sales driven nonetheless

    Cons

    All focus on sales rather than service


  6. "Mobile electronics installer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discounts and a fun work enviroment

    Cons

    Long hours in the roadshop during holidays

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  7. "Circuit City"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to work.

    Cons

    I had to work a lot of weekends.

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Firedog Technician in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Firedog Technician in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not may pros, but good company. This app makes me write at least 20 words in the pros section.

    Cons

    A lot. It was a big box store so you can't expect much.


  9. "Decent part time job while going to college"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount helped reduce the price of purchases for personal use, especially on high-margin items like speakers. Base wage was similar to competitors and slightly above the average overall for retail work.

    Cons

    There was too much pressure for employees to sell extended service plans (ESP) on everything. At my location it went as far as mandating that employees present ESP to the customer while at the product display using a clipboard and noting the difference between ESP and the manufacturer's warranty. If the customer says, "That's nice, how much does it cost?" you need to take them to the register and retrieve the price. Coverage could easily be several hundred dollars for larger items and was a difficult sell unless the customer had bad luck with similar products in the past. I couldn't lie to the customers and tell them it was a great deal because I didn't believe in its value myself.

    Advice to Management

    With the company long gone, management should all be finding new jobs by now.


  10. "retail sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to sell electronics. Not too much pressure.

    Cons

    No longer in business.

    Advice to Management

    Should have done whatever b.b. did to stay in business.


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