Ultimate Electronics

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Ultimate Electronics Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was a great company to work at (office)

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    Former Employee - In-house Graphic Designer  in  Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - In-house Graphic Designer in Thornton, CO

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

    Pros

    Company paid team-building, high salary, employee discounts were at-cost, work was consistent and co-workers were all great.

    Cons

    Deadlines were always way too close, last minute changes were made all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seeing how the company went under and doesn't exist anymore I have no advice to management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Fun and fast paced

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Difficult at times to compete with online and local companies who drove on price and not service or support. Company no longer in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Sad that its Gone

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager  in  Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Thornton, CO

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

    Pros

    Ultimate 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!

    Cons

    I'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 ManagementAdvice

    Too Late for that. It appears most of management has retired after Ultimate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Gone but not forgotten

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Sold Great Toys!, Beautiful Stores

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just Give Up...oh, wait, they did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    It was a Wild West Show filled with cowboys

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    Current Employee - Salesperson  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Senior Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No base pay. Extremely competitive and unfriendly environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was highly under trained and inexperienced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Was overall good for a retail job

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    Former Employee - PC Technician  in  York, PA
    Former Employee - PC Technician in York, PA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage company better next time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Decent place to work for sales positions

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    Former Employee - A/V Sales Specialist  in  Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - A/V Sales Specialist in Thornton, CO

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

    Pros

    Compensation 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.

    Cons

    Regional 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get better regional managers in place who can actually manage the GM's... BIG breakdown in management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work, bad business structure

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Thornton, CO

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

    Pros

    Hard Working team
    Commitment to the customer
    Management cared about employees

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Lack of Process
    Recognition was limited

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