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Circuit City Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work for a part-timer looking for extra money (in 21 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. "Circuit City, where Service was state of the art."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead PC Technician in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lead PC Technician in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (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 Management

    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.


  2. "None"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Circuit City full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I wish they paid more money

    Cons

    I worked way too many hours

  3. "Great first job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mansfield, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mansfield, TX

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

    Pros

    Good corporate atmosphere and leadership.

    Cons

    The store I was working at closed down after a couple of months of being open.


  4. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When they were around...

    Working at Circuit City was a great place. The competitive commission environment taught you how to be aggressive and be the best salesperson you could be.

    They helped build great salespeople through training training training. From product training, to one-on-one's with upper management. The Circuit City of the late '90's was an excellent place to work and grow.....until....

    Cons

    The biggest challenge was overcoming politics, as with any company.

    Advice to Management

    They should have kept the commission environment instead of changing to the Best Buy model...they'd probably still be in business.


  5. "It was a great experience as a high school student"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Circuit City had a relaxing environment, offered flexible scheduling, and had young, vibrant employees. Training was easy and concise. The hiring process was also a breeze. I had great supervisors.

    Cons

    The opportunity to be promoted was not easily offered, and there was not much job security as Circuit City is no longer in business. There could have been better training on the products that we were selling.


  6. "I miss working for Circuit City"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Car Install Supervisor in West Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Car Install Supervisor in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked working here, it was a good laid back working environment.

    Cons

    Could not mange company to keep from going under. Too many top level players giving them selves $500,000 bonuses for just staying with the company for 6 months at the end. A CEO that had TONS of BEST BUY stock while working as CEO for Circuit City. Talk about a conflict of interest.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go out of business.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Enfield, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Circuit City was a place where every employee, from Manager to Cashier, felt as though their opportunities were limitless. Everyone was on the same page and it was truly heartbreaking when they filed for bankruptcy. I felt the company had a great future ahead for them and was stunned that they weren't as put together as I thought. They had many ideals that I feel still help me with my current job today.

    Cons

    Of course, retail calls for long days and long nights.

  8. "sales specialist in electronics and home use"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Hicksville, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Hicksville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sales experience in electronics and others

    Cons

    nothing to say about con

    Advice to Management

    punctuality and honesty and hardworking


  9. "Learned a lot that helped me"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Circuit City part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great break rooms, Satellite TV,

    Cons

    executives ran company into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    SHould of got rid of Phill a long time ago.


  10. "It was a family of crazy friends who sold some big tvs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PC Technician in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - PC Technician in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment, technology, co-workers, and black friday.

    Cons

    8am Sunday store meetings - who does that to college kids?


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