Guitar Center Interview Questions

Updated Mar 19, 2015
Updated Mar 19, 2015
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    Collections Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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
  2.  

    Guitar Center Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Guitar Center in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I called to schedule an interview, and was promptly forgotten. Had to keep calling back to get an interview, then came in for my 2nd only to find the manager had gone home for the day. Tried again, ended up getting the job after a month of phone tag.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you kindly put your resume away?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guitar Center in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    at first there was a group interview and then after that there was a one on one interview. it was a little different but overall it was not too difficult of an interview process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Pretty basic questions regarding sales and general music knowledge. Mostly attempting to gauge what your personality type is, how personable you are, and your knowledge of music and their gear. Sell yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between a cardiod and and condenser mic?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    CRM Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Lengthy interview with many people. Took about 4 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Drum Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Anonymous Employee 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
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    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

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