Guitar Center Photos

Guitar Center Reviews

2.8
432 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Guitar Center CEO Darrell Webb
Darrell Webb
34 Ratings
  • The company is full of passionate musicians

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guitar Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There's nothing quite like getting paid to be around the things you love every day. The company also promotes from within!

    Cons

    Any position after the Store Management position is impossible to obtain. If you're looking to move to a District Manager position or beyond, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the people that helped build the company. Using employees as a stepping stone will only lead to high turnover and employees that are not invested.

Guitar Center Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

65%
14%
19%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

63%
17%
15%

Interview Difficulty

2.1
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy
  1.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Guitar Center.

    Interview

    Went in for first interview, then was passed up to next interviewer the following week where they described salary, benefits, etc. Then we discussed hours, they wanted part time, I need full time.

    Interview Questions

    • What I know about guitars.   1 Answer

Guitar Center Awards & Accolades

Something missing? Add an award
Marketing Executive of the Year - Gold, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
Show More

Additional Info

Unlock Profile
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

Work at Guitar Center? Share Your Experiences

Guitar Center

 
Click to Rate
or