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  1. "Specialty goods manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Love the atmosphere and the co workers.

    Cons

    Long hours during Christmas season


  2. "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work for.

    Cons

    Management ran the company to the ground twice.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can add as the company is now closed.


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    "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was more than fair and far above many other similar stores.

    Cons

    Company went bankrupt after about a year.

    Advice to Management

    All was good.


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  5. "Learned about cutting edge technology like flat screen television and HD technology."

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Counselor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Counselor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good money. Lots of technology. Good store management team. Million dollar club people earned trips to Las Vegas and received quality gifts from vendors. District manager liked to invite the closing people out for a cocktail

    Cons

    Original owners and management didn't have the mindset to grow bigger than 32 stores. Bankruptcy followed by the Wattles years. Bk again.

    Advice to Management

    Too late but think bigger and hire management that has experience growing and maintaining a national company.


  6. "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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time (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 Management

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


  7. "Fun and fast paced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time (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.


  8. "Sad that its Gone"

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time (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 Management

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


  9. "Gone but not forgotten"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sold Great Toys!, Beautiful Stores

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  10. "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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ultimate Electronics full-time (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 Management

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


  11. "Senior Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ultimate Electronics full-time (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 Management

    Management was highly under trained and inexperienced.



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