Guitar Center

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Performance and dedication is rewarded, but there are problems anytime you get so many people together.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

I have been working at Guitar Center

Pros

Fun work, great products, great people. Big growth and promotion opportunities. Ability to move around the country and work in interesting situations.

Cons

The music industry doesn't provide enough pay for the work you do in comparison to work you'd do elsewhere in other industries. Long hours, and things are always changing. If you don't do well with change don't apply.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more professional growth opportunities to employees. Have more of a defined promotion strategy. Find ways to make the day to day job of the store employees easier. Give some small upgrades in technology to make sales easier.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many ups and downs but overall, a decent place to earn a living.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guitar Center

    Pros

    Great environment and cool people. There are great opportunities for self directed individuals. If you a a musician it's like working in a candy store. There's no where better to work if you want to build up a nice collection of cool gear.

    Cons

    There is a mis guided sense of performance and accountability. The review process seems forced and not very genuine. Upper management is making great strides to correct the errors of the past however this is also accompanied by moving to quickly or not moving quickly enough. Management has a very unclear perception of how the customers view the company as well as how the line level associates view the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst place to work, even worse to shop at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

    I worked at Guitar Center

    Pros

    - employee discount is decent
    - you get to work with some truly awesome people
    - being around gear all day

    Cons

    - "comission" structure is completely useless
    - you're expected to do the work of 10 people
    - idiot managers and supervisors
    - no respect for personal issues
    - no respect for the customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing that can be done to change the used car salesman atmosphere that is pushed upon associates. GC is just another faceless retail corporation that only cares about the bottom line and nothing else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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