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Not your dreamjob, not how cool you thought it would be

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

I have been working at Guitar Center full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Discounts. Connections. Knowledge. Flexability. Easy

Cons

Pay. Disrepect. Horrible benefits. horrible upper mgmt.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your staff. Don't treat your staff like children. Pay your employees like the professionals you expect and sell to your customers as added benefits

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    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 for less than a 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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    They gave me a chance to thrive

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    Former Employee - Sales Training Manager  in  Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Training Manager in Commack, NY

    I worked at Guitar Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    rapid advancement
    growing company
    best in the business
    Not afraid to evolve quickly

    Cons

    promotions don't always mean more money
    very hard to be successful in drum sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing... been going in the right direction for the last few years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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