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Former Employee - Navigator in Clackamas, OR
Former Employee - Navigator in Clackamas, OR

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

Pros

good co workers
managers are very relaxed

Cons

loud
annoying customers
commission sales
long hours on black friday

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay a bit higher wage and get rid of commission so employees sell gear right for customer, not right for pay check

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun environment to work, terrible "commission"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work. You will meet lots of cool people with tons of musical knowledge. You get pretty decent discounts on all the gear and learn more than you can imagine (mandatory) about musical equipment.

    Cons

    You work EVERY holiday. They are biased towards religious people and their holidays, the commission is smoke and mirrors unless you work in the ProAudio dept. I made $10,000 in one year, working 35 hours a week, including commission, and I sold Gibson Les Pauls and PRS guitars all day long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out that crappy commission, and pay your employees a decent salary. Quit promoting kids to do the job of adults, quit shoving the corporate rules down everyones throats daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Avoid at all cost

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    Former Employee - Former IT Leadership Westlake Village in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Former IT Leadership Westlake Village in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guitar Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    discounts on merchandise. Good comradere. The ability to learn new technologies and drive new projects

    Cons

    dismall benefits. Bought by Bain Capitol in 2007 all downhill from there. Outsourced to incompetent East Indian IT. Freeze on raises for years. increase in management at mid to top levels. Way to many Directors and VPs, its laughable. All corporate events cut or scaled back. I could go on and on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pointless, they do not listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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