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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. "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.


  2. "awsome"

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

    I worked at Circuit City (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The concept of the city was Awsome, Great opportunities to grow

    Cons

    We should have be able to make online special orders from store to customers

  3. "Executive Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Executive Secretary in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Executive Secretary in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    While employed with Circuit City, it was a fast paced, fun and enjoyable workplace.

    Cons

    I did not like the way they closed the entire Circuit City stores along ith the headquarter office.

    Advice to Management

    Management could have given the employees some type of notice.


  4. "Good while it Lasted"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Director in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Corporate Director in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company
    Good pay & benefits

    Cons

    Run by incompetent idiots at the top

    Advice to Management

    Should go work at a non-profit, and stay out of companies looking to stay in business


  5. "Circuit City, where Service was state of the art."

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    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.


  6. "No wonder they went out of business"

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    Former Employee - Firedog In-Home Technician in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Firedog In-Home Technician in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A paycheck received every payday

    Cons

    Coroprate personatily and culture was oblivious to reality

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People, company invested into the managers. The company paid for the PM's to receive their PMI certification. Fun environment at Corporate Office.

    Cons

    Outsourcing was not the key - too many proprietary processes that required internal staff. Once the staff was laid off, the company started to go into a different direction.

    Advice to Management

    Wish the doors could have stayed open.

  8. "See Ya!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Circuit City (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Once was a great company - lots of talented alumni all over the country from the "Good to Great Days"

    Cons

    The last years were a case study in how to run a company into the ground with incompetent management and lack of vision


  9. "Fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and work environment. It was fun while it lasted.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions contributed to its demise.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Awesome Values, Great location, Great website

    Cons

    Went out of business, Stores needed improvement, resistant to change


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