Guitar Center
2.6 of 5 302 reviews
www.guitarcenter.com Westlake Village, CA 5000+ Employees

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A step backward in your career path unless you are in it strictly for the passion.

Pro Audio Specialist (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsBuying wholesale equipment is a pro, especially if you are planning to stay in the music business.

ConsTerrible business model. Bad in store management. Negative atmosphere designed specifically for never making commission.

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about the people who work there strictly out of passion.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    I have been working at Guitar Center full-time for more than a 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Managers should be around long enough to protect their employees… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Low compensation for work requested.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Gilroy, CA

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


    Pros: Discount on gear, networking with musicians and industry professionals, instant… Cons: Low pay, have to "fade your check" to earn a commission, you are not just a salesperson… Advice to Senior Management: Stop threatening lower management with losing their job, it rolls down hill. Do… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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