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Circuit City Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  • the company went bankrupt and is no longer a B&M store (in 11 reviews)

  • The company went out of business (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Not bad for part-time"

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    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Wauwatosa, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for a part-timer looking for extra money.

    Cons

    Not much bad to say. Had fun.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up, smile a bit.


  2. "Sales Rep"

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

    I worked at Circuit City part-time

    Pros

    The flexible schedule, and works great if you want part time.

    Cons

    No training provided when I started, it made things very confusing for me and the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Before sending your employees to the floor, train them.


  3. "Warehouse Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance as far as working hours. 40 hours max

    Cons

    Changing hours to meet need of warehouse

    Advice to Management

    Get more feedback from employees


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    "Former Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Counselor/Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Counselor/Manager in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and process focused on customer service. Great product selection and compensation for sales associates. Commissioned environment was their edge as associates would lose their commission if they did not qualify and sell the appropriate products to customers.

    Cons

    They got scared when best buy expanded into multiple markets. Eliminated commission which was their edge. The associates did not have motivation to provide great service and sell appropriate products without commissions and Best Buys ate their lunch.

    Advice to Management

    You blew it - should have embraced commissioned sales force and stressed strengths instead of trying to become best buy. This is why you went out of business.


  6. "Client relationship"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the public and the staff

    Cons

    No problems working at circuit city

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. "Field Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Leadership in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Leadership in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for before they filed in 2009. Great people and great work life balance. Fun and competitive.

    Cons

    Filed bankruptcy in 2009. I hope the best for the new ownership that recently bought the brand.

    Advice to Management

    i hope the best for the new ownership that recentl bought the brand.


  8. "It was what it was"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the atmosphere and those I worked with

    Cons

    This company bit the dust


  9. "Good stuff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    We're with you was the slogan

    Cons

    DIVX was not a good idea


  10. "In-home firedog tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to get the job done the way you saw fit

    Cons

    Pretty terrible store mangers only interested in sales, not customer satisfaction.


  11. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Never a dull moment varied job duties

    Cons

    low pay long hours slow promotions

    Advice to Management

    should have put money in online sales, streamline products add back appliences



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