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Helpful (1)

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)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    pointless, they do not listen

  2. Helpful (2)

    Guitarmart here we come.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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