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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Guitar Center full-time (more than 3 years)

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Guitar Center Interviews

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Guitar Center.

    Interview Details

    I have been a long term customer of GC and often found myself helping customers before I worked there. I jokingly said to the sales guys that I should work there, and they told me to apply. I applied online and was told by one of the other employees to follow up daily to get the interview. That Daily tip was really good, because that is what it took to get in.

    The initial interview was with the Store Manager. I brought an extra resume which paid dividends because they lost it. They asked about my music and technology background, and sales experience. I was almost dismissed as over qualified because of my pro-audio experience, but I was able to talk them down from that ledge.

    Getting the 2nd interview was another round of calling to ask for it every day. Each day I called, the manager "was just about to call me". The 2nd interview was with the sales training manager and Pro Audio department manager. Again, I brought extra resumes which again was helpful.

    They were pretty positive about the opportunity, but could not offer on the spot.

    Then I was stonewalled for about a week, with the manager seeming disinterested. Then out of nowhere, he called to beg me to take the job.

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Guitar Center Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.guitarcenter.com
Headquarters Thousand Oaks, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1959
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

What AutoZone is to the garage, Guitar Center is to the garage band. The #1 US retailer of guitars, amps, keyboards, and pro-audio equipment operates more than 210 stores in some 40 states. Major brands include Fender, Gibson, and Roland, as well as Guitar Center's own Laguna, Raven, and Harbinger labels. Stores also offer used and vintage instruments, computer hardware and software, and musician services (such as CD duplication and digital distribution). In addition to Guitar Center, the firm runs about 100 Music & Arts Center locations that sell and rent band and... More

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