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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 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
  2.  

    Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guitar Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very relaxed, casual work atmosphere. Could decorate my work space any way I wanted. Was neat knowing that I worked for a company that helped musicians make music and rock 'n' roll.

    Cons

    They're very tight with the dollar there. Had to stay at lower end hotels and was forced to share hotel rooms when traveling on business. Ridiculous!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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