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Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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    Enterprise Social Media Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guitar Center in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone screening interview with their HR department. The process to get a screening interview took 2 weeks and it takes another week before they call if they are interested in an in person interview. My best advice is to be prepared. I thought they would be asking general interview questions since it's just with the HR department, but they had very specific questions and the call lasted about 30 to 45 mins. I also thought the job description was a little misleading. The main focus of this position will be to review, analyze and create reports of their social media marketing campaigns. It seems like they are looking for an analyst rather than a specialist.

    Interview Questions
    • How would your ideal supervisor's management style be?   Answer Question
    • What is the process you go through to create social media content?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tigard, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tigard, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Guitar Center in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    the interview was only one with a possible call back. Interview was an informal attire with informal communication. the questions were directly related to the job assignment and criteria. the interview itself was in the general area of the store not in a enclosed office or private. the call back or second interview was more pointed and directed to the direct needs of the organization relative to the ability of myself and my desires and needs.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing unexpected. All questions were directly related to the store retail products and sales.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Pricing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westlake Village, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westlake Village, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guitar Center in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interesting place. I applied online and received an email invitation from an HR rep for a phone interview with her which we scheduled for the next day at 10 am. At 10 am the next day I am waiting by the phone with details of the position in hand so I can discuss it intelligently. No call. After an hour I send an email "sorry I missed your call can we reschedule?", no response, next I call the HR rep and leave a voice mail, still no response. At the end of the day around 5:30ish I get an email from the recruiter apologizing for missing the interview but something came up and could we reschedule for the next day. I responded that would be fine and she could call anytime. Nothing. More emails and phone messages and still nothing. I can understand that people are busy and things come up but the lack of common courtesy and professionalism after missing the second call was very disappointing and could be indicative of how people are treated in this corporation.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Flint, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Flint, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guitar Center.

    Interview Details

    Went in for an open interview process. Waited for about 45 minutes, as there were a lot of people waiting for an interview. Eventually, I was called back to the back office. One of the sales floor managers who I was familiar with from previous personal sale experiences interviewed me.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the difference between tube tone and solid-state tone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Collections Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Guitar Center in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Just like others, I passed the phone interview, however, when I met with the SFMO, and the collections manager, all looked good. However, I was passed on as a candidate with no reason given as to why. This seemed unprofessional to me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guitar Center in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    This is the worst interview experience I ever had. I passed the phone screen with the hiring manager and was asked to come in and interview. I was asked to bring 15 copies of my resume and fill out an online application. I filled out the application but a few days later the staffing person said it was not there. I explained to her that I filled it out and the system tells me I already did and won’t let me do it again. She kept saying that it has to be done and I kept asking what she would like me to do as their system is telling me it is already there. She seemed paralyzed and never offered to resolve it.

    I showed up on interview day to one of their corporate facilities. I brought 15 copies of my resume to interview with 4 people (one being the staffing person) who already had copies. The staffing person never took them, did a cursory sort of interview and when asked about my application status she smirked and commented that if my application is not submitted she cannot “verify my experience lines up”. Again, I asked what I can do to help and she just responded with sort of a I-know-something-you-don’t-know look. It was awful.

    The common theme amongst the managers I interviewed with was around how I would motivate people who had to work every night and weekend with antiquated technology and poor compensation. While I lived only 5 minutes from the facility, one person kept warning me how bad the commute would be. The work area of cubes was kept pretty dark and the management had windowless to the outside offices along the wall. It was a dreary place.

    The staffing person told me she would get back to me within a week. She never did. I called her and she said they already filled the position. Shortly after that, I saw the position for the hiring manager was also posted as open.

    Interview Questions
    • The difficult part is trying to read the staffing person. If there was something wrong, she should have been forthcoming or not brought me in for the interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guitar Center in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, there were the typical questions as well as ones related to knowledge of gear but apparently that is not enough to get a job there. After applying there for almost 2 years and following up with applications 2-3 times I finally landed an interview. The interview was pretty normal he asked me a few questions, inquired about employment history. I don't guess I got the job, I followed up twice after my interview and was told each time that he still hasn't come to a decision, well it's been a week now and he told me has going to come to decision 5 days after so I am assuming I didn't get the position. They appear to be looking for people with straight up sales experience over knowledge of the gear, I even got that vibe whilst in the interview, despite being a paying customer and haven't outstanding knowledge of all the gear in most the departments at the store.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time where you delivered outstanding customer service.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guitar Center in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Quit simple. basic questions about the instruments depending on which position you apply to. got a little bit technical, but if you know anything about instruments it should be pretty easy. great people.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Studios Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Emeryville, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Emeryville, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Guitar Center in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was not that bad. It took less than half an hour. After that, received a call to fill out paper work and take a small test about the work environment and safety issues.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Guitar Center in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview wasn't bad. I wish i studied more before the interview. They asked question like 'whats the difference between a balanced and unbalanced cable, pick up patterns, name 3 keyboard manufacturers. I just didn't like the fact that they weren't up front with telling you whether you were hired not. Not hard to say yes or no. I keep calling back for about 2 weeks - 'Call back. Managers on vacation -_-. However im glad i didn't get the job because I heard the pay was horrific. =(

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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