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Opportunity is abundant.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Guitar Center full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Great benefits, 401k, amazing employee purchase program and abundant opportunities for growth and upward mobility.

Cons

Merchandise shortages and questionable pay for drum sales people.

Advice to Management

Hook up the drum guys.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Guitar Center is just like North Korea

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    Current Employee - Guitar Technician in Springfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Guitar Technician in Springfield, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work around the musical gear that you love.

    Cons

    The pay sucks so bad you can't afford any of it! Very very high turnover, they dock your pay if you don't sell enough [scam] "warranties," and they deduct your hourly wages out of your commission, hours that you spend in meetings, giving seminars, merchandising, and cleaning at the end of your shift. All of the above are mandatory. When you're hired they paint a picture of how you'll make a living wage, then 2 months later, after your paycheck is mere peanuts, most people end up quitting. Management finds any reason they can for disciplinary action, then they wonder why morale is low...? I would avoid working here like the plague!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your human resources like they're a valuable asset, not dispensable!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Nope. You Can Do Better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Marketing - Direct Brands in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing - Direct Brands in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    – discounts on instruments and gear – "being part of the music industry"

    Cons

    – clueless executive leadership – waste of human and financial resources – ownership (Bain Capital) – punish good employees/reward bad employees

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and quit wasting the human and financial resources you've been entrusted with. Guitar Center has the potential to be a truly great company but can't seem to get out of its own way. Listen to your employees as well as your customers and don't let the door hit you on the way out.


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