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Awesome job if you're self-motivated

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Former Employee - Pro Audio Salesperson in Johnson City, NY
Former Employee - Pro Audio Salesperson in Johnson City, NY

I worked at Guitar Center full-time (more than an year)

Pros

High earning potential if you never let up. Fun opportunity to work around the stuff you love. Great Employee Perks!

Cons

Difficult to earn commission bonuses in slow months. DEFINITELY NOT Economy Proof. Same pay structure regardless of market area. Opportunities for promotion are slow.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do away with faded commisions bonuses. Lower the hourly rate and pay commission on everything sold.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great job to have for someone who loves music!

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    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    I got to work around people who loved the same thing I did; music. It's a really chill atmosphere and your employer keeps it professional so you don't have to worry about things getting out of control.

    Cons

    If you're a girl working there, it's gonna be a little rough. Sometimes people will treat you like you're not as knowledgeable. And you should probably know that if you're not the ONLY girl there, then you're going to be one out of two girls, among probably 60 other employees. :/

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Some good people, nightmare management

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    Former Employee - Upper Management in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Upper Management in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guitar Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    a) Discount on musical instruments
    b) Discount on musical instruments
    c) See above

    Cons

    Ground hog day everyday! 7:30am - miss target numbers, 4 hours of meetings, adjust strategy, work through lunch, 4 more hours of meetings, adjust strategy again, 4 hours of catch-up on 150 emails, leave at 7pm, repeat daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come clean with Bain Capital and let them know what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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