Guitar Center

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Sales Associate

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

I have been working at Guitar Center full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Guitar Center is a fun environment with lots of like minds. Working on the sales floor gives you access to quality equipment and there is always an opportunity to learn things if you are a novice or a trained musician employee discount is great if you are a musician.

Cons

Because the salary is sales-based, sales are always the top priority. It makes sense but when the store managers and assistant store managers have a sales quota to meet it is a conflict of interest with the employees on the floor. There is a lot of turn-over which makes the store have to hire random people off of the street with no musical background to sell equipment. Sure, selling musical instruments isn't rocket science but why not keep around people who know a thing or two about the equipment?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers should be around long enough to protect their employees and maintain a relationship.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Low compensation for work requested.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gilroy, CA

    I worked at Guitar Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount on gear, networking with musicians and industry professionals, instant knowledge of new releases.

    Cons

    Low pay, have to "fade your check" to earn a commission, you are not just a salesperson but also a housekeeper and a merchandiser, most co-workers have zero understanding or knowledge in their field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop threatening lower management with losing their job, it rolls down hill. Do better market research before opening a store that won't make a profit for years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Awful internal customer service

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is the best thing about working there

    Cons

    Employees are of the lowest priority to the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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