Music & Arts Center
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Music & Arts Center Reviews

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Kenny O'Brien
29 Ratings

    I'm a "lifer".

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Music & Arts Center full-time for more than 5 years


    The manager training was a very positive experience for me, even having worked for the company for almost 5 years before becoming a manager.
    The people are hands down the best part of working here, everyone seems to genuinely care about each other.
    The benefits are also great, especially for full-time salespeople - they get the same benefits as managers.


    The pacing of the year can be inconsistant - super busy during September, partial ghost-town for Q1. This makes the the work/life balance difficult to manage during the busy season, when managers often end up working 60+ hour work-weeks.

    Positive Outlook
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Music & Arts Center Interviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
Updated Jul 2, 2014

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    Store Manager Interview

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    I applied in-person - interviewed at Music & Arts Center.

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    Very easy! Just be upbeat and prove you have a drive to win. Training process once hired was good. I was already knowledgeable as a manager so it made things easier. Just be yourself.

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Headquarters Frederick, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1952
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Music & Arts Center is not a performance hall like the Carnegie, but it will help budding musicians get there. The company operates about 100 musical instrument and accessories stores located in some 20 states from Maine to Florida. Its retail outlets also offer music lessons, band and orchestra instrument sales and rental programs, and musical equipment repair services catering to beginners. Most stores also sell a limited assortment of guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments, keyboards, pro audio and recording equipment. Benjamin O'Brien, father of current president... More

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