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Circuit City Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  • the company went bankrupt and is no longer a B&M store (in 11 reviews)

  • could be long hours if someone calls off and no coverage (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Extended Warranty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "It was alright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nothing really negative to say about the company. They were all cool guys that i worked with

    Cons

    Wish we were a little bigger so we could show those best buy guys whats up

    Advice to Management

    maybe there was a little too much red guys? blue is an attractive color, why couldn't we be blue?


  3. "Was a great job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City part-time

    Pros

    Really enjoyed my time at Circuit City. Great environment, and all of my superiors and other coworkers were great to work with.

    Cons

    The only con at this job was the fact that I lost it when the company liquidated all of their assets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have been doing. Treat all employees with respect, and you will see great work ethic in return.


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  5. "So So"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Was great CE Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Roadshop Sales Supervisor in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Roadshop Sales Supervisor in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Smart coworkers. Really valued car stereo department up until a point. Was a great job while going to college

    Cons

    Company went under. Some terrible customers. Some terrible employees. Not a career

    Advice to Management

    Bring back SMART and PASSIONATE employees and pay them to be that way. Minimum wage gets minimum labor.


  7. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Good discounts
    Good management
    Cool environment
    New products
    Many locations

    Cons

    went out of business
    no warning the company was in trouble

    Advice to Management

    Work harder for your employees and keep he company in business


  8. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Success was noticed and rewarded by management. Job was pretty easy most of the time and the customers trusted your advice.

    Cons

    Store manager was always micromanaging everything that happened in the store. Under performing employees were threatened with their job publicly.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as competent when they are performing well. Sales figures don't tell the whole story. Audit store manager's time use and corrective actions.


  9. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work.

    Cons

    They are all closed now.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for bankruptcy.


  10. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Circuit City part-time

    Pros

    Was fun while it lasted

    Cons

    None. Great place to work


  11. "BK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It once had good products, and good people. Never a high end store, but always had a good selection.

    Cons

    It was a good big box CE store, but when they eliminated commissions, they lost their best salespeople, and then they lost customers.

    Advice to Management

    The CarMax model they created survived, so maybe this was a better path.



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