Musician's Friend

  www.musiciansfriend.com
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Miserable

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Former Employee - Customer Service in Medford, OR
Former Employee - Customer Service in Medford, OR

I worked at Musician's Friend

Pros

Most co-workers were nice and friendly to work with. I made a lot of friends there, but inside of work they were miserable like myself.

Cons

Just about everything else. Very poor management who are "fat cats". They pay management a great salary and everyone else (that actually do the work) get peanuts. LOTS of politics going on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Where do you start?

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    The employees are great. The ever-changing company policies are not so great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Musician's Friend full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Policies constantly change. You are also scheduled with no regard to requested time off, family needs, etc.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Best of Times Becomes The Worst of Times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Musician's Friend full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are still some amazing employees and managers at MF that have integrity and pride. They are, unfortunately, being weeded out in favor of incompetent, power hungry zombies. MF used to be an amazing place to work with a very friendly, supportive environment. Now, the environment is hostile, uncaring, and unfeeling. There are supervisors who understand how to create an effective team, but they are on their own, with little or no support from upper management.

    Cons

    The biggest con is management's fanatical devotion to shoving rules and regulations down everyone's throat. Employees on the floor refer to the DC as the "2-10 Pen"; meaning the Penitentiary on Highway 2-10. The restrictive and oppressive environment makes people feel like they are in a prison. It's clear that the average employee is a number, not a human being. Members of HR use their authority to bully employees and are not held accountable for their actions, even if they step over the line into unethical behavior. Management is always right, the employee is always wrong, regardless of the situation. The company is losing their A-List staff at an alarming rate and are unable to replace them. Musicians Friend as a company has already been destroyed by the ineptitude of Guitar Center. If the company keeps losing money at the current rate, MF will vanish with a couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, the only answer is a complete overhaul of both GC and MF upper management. It appears management knows the end might be close and are trying to grab as much cash for themselves before disaster strikes. My advice to management? Get out before you do any more damage!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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