Ultimate Electronics
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Updated Feb 27, 2014

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Fun and fast paced

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time for more than a year

ProsCoach and partner with great people! Build good relationships with customers in an ever changing competitive environment.

ConsDifficult at times to compete with online and local companies who drove on price and not service or support. Company no longer 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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Sad that its Gone

Middle Manager (Former Employee)
Thornton, CO

I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time for more than a year

ProsUltimate V2-the Wattles Years was a stimulating exciting place to work. Particularly when the go for broke expansion began in 2009. New Categories, New Markets, New Strategies - Everything new!

ConsI'm not sure it was ever the intent of senior management to build a sustainable profitable model. Many of the decisions, particularly at the end were aimed at attracting investors, not making Ultimate a good place to work or shop.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo Late for that. It appears most of management has retired after Ultimate.

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

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Gone but not forgotten

Manager (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSold Great Toys!, Beautiful Stores

ConsWattles Management Team was Crazy - Did not understand the CE business

Advice to Senior ManagementJust Give Up...oh, wait, they did.

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

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It was a Wild West Show filled with cowboys

Salesperson (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at Ultimate Electronics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery little structure made it a very casual environment. Lots of exposure to vender companies that might provide employment opportunities.

ConsHorrible management.Management at every level did not know what they were doing. Every day was a guessing game for them. Not one of them had enough experience in running a successful business to know how to manage an unsuccessful one.
Inconsistant pay.
Straight commission.
Inventory levels at most times were inconsistant. This would mean losing out of thousands of dollars a year in lost sales, because of lack of products.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to develop an employees career. Helping someone focus on their future will definitely keep people on tract during their current position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time for more than a year

ProsAbility to make good money if you are willing to work 50+ hours per week.

ConsNo base pay. Extremely competitive and unfriendly environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was highly under trained and inexperienced.

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

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Was overall good for a retail job

PC Technician (Former Employee)
York, PA

I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly managers who will treat you good. Good pay for retail. Many opportunities to get additional money (spiff).

ConsTerrible upper management (corporate). This is the reason the company went downhill.

Advice to Senior ManagementManage company better next time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent place to work for sales positions

A/V Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Thornton, CO

I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompensation Plan, working with electronics, TONS of training (120+ hours a year), coworkers were a lot of fun to work with. The store I worked at (Flatirons Mall) was a great location, but it seems to vary per store on how great of a place it is to work there.

ConsRegional Manager was a joke, never came by the store, no communication from senior management, lack of direction by corporate office and always had stock issues close to Christmas time

Advice to Senior ManagementGet better regional managers in place who can actually manage the GM's... BIG breakdown in management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Director (Former Employee)
Thornton, CO

I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHard Working team
Commitment to the customer
Management cared about employees

ConsLong Hours
Lack of Process
Recognition was limited

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Great place to work, bad business structure

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

Pros-Great Pay
-Great Retail atmosphere
-Employee Discounts and Promotions

Cons-Management styles, Business S.O.P's, and Hours and Goals

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Woodbury, MN

I have been working at Ultimate Electronics

ProsGood money if you sold alot

ConsCommission based, bad hours during holidays

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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