Guitar Center Reviews

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Guitar Center CEO Darrell Webb
Darrell Webb
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  • Corporate World

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guitar Center (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The first time customers and the loyal customers, the co-workers, and the love for music everyone shares. There is never a dull moment at GC.

    Cons

    Corporate shenanigans, new upper management changing the store level management positions. Overworked for the pay. Didn't stay true to its culture and what made GC great when it first began.

    Advice to Management

    A higher bonus for management.


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Guitar Center (Rockville, MD).

    Interview

    met with the Sales Training Manager who asked me about myself, and then proceeded to ask product knowledge questions. After product knowledge questions, we discussed the wage and commission system (which was poorly explained), and then I had another interview with the store manager with similar questions, geared more toward customer service and my personal background.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the "standard" drum sizes   1 Answer

Guitar Center Awards & Accolades

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Marketing Executive of the Year - Gold , Best in Biz Awards, 2014
America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2009
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Additional Info

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Website www.guitarcenter.com
Headquarters Westlake Village, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1959
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $1 to $2 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 ... More

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