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Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014
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  1.  

    CRM Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Lengthy interview with many people. Took about 4 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    1) applied via online form
    2) called for interview
    3) went to 10-minute interview
         - was very hard to read the interviewers' relative like/dislike of me
    4) was called within 48 hours and offered a job

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at Guitar Center? I was applying to dozens of different employers from a myriad of industries, and I always had to spend a lot of time thinking about this question as it applied to each potential employer.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It was take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Customer Operations Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guitar Center.

    Interview Details

    One interview! Really easy just be friendly, make eye contact, and answers the question appropriately. They look for people who are ambitious, positive, and love music. Most of all make sure you let them know you are about customer service.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Guitar Center.

    Interview Details

    I got an interview by walking in to purchase a pack of strings, and asking to speak with the store manager while I was there. I dropped off my resume with him and he got a feel for me which he counted as my first interview. I had one more subsequent interview with the Sales and Training Manager before I was hired on

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There weren't any negotiable options I was able to take advantage of.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Drum Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naperville, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guitar Center in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was called to schedule an interview a few days later. First, and only interview, went well. GM asked a few general questions about why I wanted to work there, if I understood how commission sales work and if I took rejection well, because that is a large part of the job. He quickly explained the commission procedure, and the scheduling procedure. He asked me what I was bringing to the table as a salesperson and how well I could lead a team of salespeople as manager. I had some background in management already, so I think I responded well to his questions and seems happy with my responses. I was not offered a job at that point, he just said thanks for coming in. Interview lasted approx. 15-20 mins.

    Interview Questions
    • If I were offered the position, how would I handle leading a dept where some of the team members have been there a considerable amount of time (more than me) and wanted the manager job as well.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    While interviewing at GC I was also interviewing with other employers. After considering the commission scale, work schedule and lack of suitable benefits (health/dental/vision, 401K, etc) I decided to take a job offer with better salary/benefits and a regular set schedule. 9-5, weekends/holidays off and job growth makes a huge difference when deciding on a job, I saw no real job growth at GC, it would be very difficult to make GM even in 5 years.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    You apply online at the company's website and you also take some sort of personality test. If you pass the evaluation the store manager will call you for an interview. Interview is pretty casual and relax. Mostly a conversation about yourself.

    Negotiation Details
    Non negotionable for the wages but your schedule you could let them know if you need certain days or times off
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    PIM Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Guitar Center in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Extremely Friendly and Professional Human Resource Recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Currently working for the media music group.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Quiz online. If you land the interview more than likely got the job.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy 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
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Danbury, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Danbury, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Guitar Center in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Went in for one interview, spoke to an assistant manager. Came back the next day and spoke to her and the store manager. Came back a final time and did paper work. I did the initial application on their website.

    Interview Questions
    • None. I know a lot about guitars, computers, and sound systems prior to the job so nothing caught me off guard.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered, and I accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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