Guitar Center

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An overwhelming amount of work for an underwhelming result.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Covina, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Covina, CA

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

Pros

The managers are laid back for the most part, and most co-workers are fun and easy to work with. It beats working in the food industry.

Cons

The company works on the commission/ "fade" system, and it is extremely hard to make sales and gross profit goals in this economic climate.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Guitarmart here we come.

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun loose Work Culture. Discounts for Musicians, opportunities for networking. GAIN opportunities which have deeper discounts and Gig/ promotional references for your band.

    Cons

    Since the buyout, the changes have been all over the place, and mostly for the worse. They have lowered our hours to part-time status from most companies' regulation standards. Removed management bonus incentives which have created an unfair compensation for the extra work.
    Too many new stores has drained each store of customer base already spread thin by lack of floor coverage. (Customers walking out from not being helped in a proper employee to customer ratio.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Compensation to the store level. More accurate Goal Numbers and Hours for employees. Return to the Values you say you stand for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short but sweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Navigator in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Navigator in Clackamas, OR

    I worked at Guitar Center full-time (less than an 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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