Guitar Center

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An overwhelming amount of work for an underwhelming result.

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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 a 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short but sweet

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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
  2. 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
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