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Circuit City Reviews

Updated May 26, 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)

  • could be long hours if someone calls off and no coverage (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Extended Warranty"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hamburg, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hamburg, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive environment, easy to get along with coworkers

    Cons

    I got fired for not selling enough extended warranties

  3. "So So"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was interesting to see new tech. Learn and inform of the next audio and video tech.

    Cons

    Company developed into a all in one, lost focus on top line (or at least mid line) equipment and started selling "nick nacks" (soda, etc). Got out of appliances, killed business.

    Advice to Management

    Should have had a more forward thinking view on the emerging technology and where they needed to position themselves for business.


  4. "Computer sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer & Camera/Camcorder Sales Associate Electronics Superstore in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Computer & Camera/Camcorder Sales Associate Electronics Superstore in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always kept in the loop for weekly specials and deals, Usually a relaxed atmosphere, Pleasant store environment, Awesome red uniform.

    Cons

    No commission, poor pay, lack of support from management, too much pressure to sell add-on services, Terrible red uniform.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that most costumers have a basic knowledge of computers and do not need in home computer or network setup help.


  5. "Customer Service"

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    Former Freelancer - Sales Person, Cashier in Nanuet, NY
    Former Freelancer - Sales Person, Cashier in Nanuet, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teamwork, bosses strict but fair

    Cons

    Saturdays when all the large shipments were delivered


  6. "Sales Associte"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL

    Pros

    Fun place to work with a team

    Cons

    Pay is low for industry


  7. "Product specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Circuit City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours and the staff was usually good.

    Cons

    Pay was low for the hours they required you to work.

  8. "Comfortable workplace"

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    Former Employee - Firedog In-Store Technician in Monaca, PA
    Former Employee - Firedog In-Store Technician in Monaca, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time here. The supervisors were easy to get along with. They are very forgiving with break policies. If you work hard, you can work your way into management.

    Cons

    Very low starting salary. I expected to make more money starting out, so it' hard to survive in today's economy.

    Advice to Management

    Start employees at a higher pay rate.


  9. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    easy work, decent perks, overall not terrible.

    Cons

    no commission on large ticket items, no sales incentives, pressure from management to push things customers didnt need.


  10. "Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company went down however best place to sale

    Cons

    No cons I was able to gain my sales ability

    Advice to Management

    Have circuit city come back


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