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Discriminatory Hiring practices

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Guitar Center full-time

Pros

None that I have seen

Cons

Guitar Center practices economic discrimination in their hiring/promotion policies. According to Guitar Center you are ineligible for management positions if you have a low credit score. Their justification for this is that people with a low credit are a security risk because they might steal from the company. How many struggling musicians out there have a low credit score? Well if you do Guitar Center thinks you must be a thief. I do not believe that any company should be able to base hiring decisions based on credit score. If you think this way to please let Guitar Center know how you feel.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Low pay (particularly for females), took sexual harassment fairly lightly

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guitar Center part-time

    Pros

    Guitar Center gives a good discount to employees, which are mostly musicians. This is great for getting gear for gigs

    Cons

    high worker turnover, low pay, boy's club atmosphere, inefficient business practices, makes music feel sleazily coorparate

  2.  

    Great place to work if you have a passion for music and sales.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guitar Center

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity to define your own income level and move up within the company if you have a solid work ethic and a willingness to learn. If you have natural talent as a salesperson and understanding of music gear you can go as far as you like.

    Cons

    There is high turnover because of lack of work ethic or lack of drive to sell. Having to constantly train new hires on the floor slows workflow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A longer hiring process and focus on new-hire training could make all the difference. Also incentives for top performers should be a focus.

    Recommends
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    Disapproves of CEO
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