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Helpful (2)

Lame.

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Pros

I got to play with awesome gear, take lots of breaks, and learned a bunch.

Cons

The management was awful. You are paid by your commission minus your hourly wage, then taxed as a "bonus" at almost 40%. Lowest performers were laid off every month

Advice to Management

Quit.

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  1. good experience but a lot of work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guitar Center

    Pros

    chill environment as long as you do your job

    Cons

    the work you do does not equal to your paycheck

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    Warehouse

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Miami, FL

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

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

    Pros

    The people at the hq are helpful. They listen to employees and usually will attempt to contact the person in order to fix the issue.

    Cons

    Poorly trained, vindictive management. My manager would insult his workers on a daily basis and the calls to hr would not resolve the issue. Favoritism is rampant. The benefits are a joke, the management pushes it really hard as if they would receive bonuses from your loss. As far as the benefits, the company runs a site that contains the contacts for the providers. The problem is that the contacts are expired. As far training, I was left to figure out procedures on my own. Pay is not good unless you sell a lot of equipment. I started with $8/hr after 5 years of employment I made a $1.50 raise.... while the management boasts about how much money the store is generating, they want you to work longer hours and will not pay overtime and holidays. If you have a family be aware that you are gonna work holidays and you cannot request that time off, as a matter of fact management might threaten your employment

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers and have more respect for your non-management employees.

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