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Circuit City Reviews

Updated October 7, 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)

  • Long hours during Christmas holidays (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    While the stores are gone, Circuit City was always honest to its employees. I felt valued and always heard by my managers. When the stores closed, they provided plenty of notice to us employees.

    Cons

    The physical stores may be closed now but the website is still functioning. The company attempted to expand too quick and implement new marketing ideas without knowing what their customers really needed.

    Advice to Management

    I would attempt to reach out to the customers and listen to what they really want. This will help to provide a better scope and give management the better idea of how to reach their customers.


  2. "Awesome place to work for a techie"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Circuit City full-time

    Pros

    When you're a fan of technology, there's no better place to work. I worked with a lot of other nerds who were into the same things as i was - computers, video games, etc. The teamwork was fantastic, and people helped each other along the way

    Cons

    The way that circuit city made money as a company was to undercut prices on high ticket items, especially computers. Then they made all their money on attachments. That's just a bad idea.

    Advice to Management

    Set prices more appropriately and focus more on your online sales. Too late now thought, I suppose.

  3. "Sales Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ocoee, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ocoee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Job. Good commissions. Interesting technology always coming in. Good managers to work for. You are rewarded for the hard work you put in. You get great employee discounts on purchases at the store.

    Cons

    You have to be able to work long hours if you want to make good money. The more you work, the more money you make since it is a commissioned job. You have to work very long hours during the holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more commissions for open box items. Work with the prices more on open or damaged items. Provide more training weekly. Provide more incentives to get more sales.


  4. "Ok"

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

    Pros

    Good enviroment good staff great location

    Cons

    Low pay long hours standing no growth and no raise after years of experience

    Advice to Management

    Get tour employees raises and get in board with promotions


  5. "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


  6. "It was alright"

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    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?


  7. "Was a great job."

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    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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Was great CE Company"

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    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.


  10. "Sales"

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    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


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