American TV And Appliance
2.5 of 5 62 reviews
www.americantv.com Madison, WI 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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23% Approve of the CEO

American TV And Appliance President and CEO Doug Reuhl

Doug Reuhl

(47 ratings)

26% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "great people to work with, discounts, luncheons, great manager staff"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Co-workers across all departments are generally very good people to"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very long hours also required to work weekends"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Horrible communication between departments and upper management"
    in 6 reviews
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    Generally good

    Shipping and Receiving Specialist (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsGood insurance, generally stable place to work.

    ConsPoorer and poorer communication as time went on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining started out mediocre and became less and less through as I progressed through my career at American TV and Appliance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company, wish it could have made it.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsWonderful people to work with, some of the best experiences of my life. Things were great in the good times, when we were growing. Flexible work schedule was one of the best benefits. Beautiful stores with a great variety of product.

    ConsTerrible communication from executive staff - always. Once they hit 2007, entered a downward spiral and never recovered.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work and learn new things

    Warehouse (Former Employee)
    Waukesha, WI

    ProsGreat people and 40 hrs a week

    ConsNight shift hours are bad

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe should get paid more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Appleton, WI

    ProsYou get paid commission if it is higher than your base pay
    You have the ability to switch to different departments
    They promote from within

    ConsLong hours
    Low base pay
    Poor training
    Commission stealing
    The sales meetings were not very profitable
    They have shady marketing techniques to get people into the door

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop using shady marketing, like advertising a price $200 below the norm, and put in very tiny print that there is a mail in rebate that takes 3-4 weeks to obtain it. The effect of this is frustrated customers that want the advertised price and then take out that frustration on the sales associates. Also you are losing customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The good and mostly bad...

    Support (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsThe people in store, flexible schedule.

    ConsCorporate never had a clue, hence now out of business!

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou were a selffish bunch and got what you deserved.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So Long

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong Teams with over 20 years seniority.

    ConsTough economy and refusal of owner to sell led to closure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement gave employees the freedom to apply their talents and offer suggestions for improvement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsLoved working here. Overall professional and friendly atmosphere. Strong leadership and core principles.

    ConsLong hours over the holidays like any retail store. Big market with online ruling the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to schedule employees less during the holidays if hours are applicable to do so.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    American TV has been a wonderful experience and have no regrets

    Management (Current Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsIt has great job growth, and I have learned a tremendous amount about business. The training is excellent and the people that work there are fantastic. YOu will not find a better group of people.

    ConsThe retail hours and holiday schedules can get long and tough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't close all the stores

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    worst job i ever had

    Warehouse (Current Employee)
    Waukesha, WI

    Prosonly benefit flexible hours

    Conscheap company to work for

    Advice to Senior Managementshould have trained your management better and lowered your prices might still be in business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not suprised

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood people to work with

    Conscrazy long hours cannot get over 60 hour work weeks

    Advice to Senior Managementdoesnt matter now lol

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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