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Guitar Center Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Feb 1, 2017
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Guitar Center.

Interview

Went online, applied for four positions at two different locations. Called the store managers to follow up. Scheduled an interview. Was fairly laid back. Didn't feel pressured. They were pretty honest about what the job was like, although they did exaggerate the pay and commission to make it seem like you can make a descent living there.

Interview Questions

  • Explain the differences between different series of guitars of the same manufacturer and model (for example, the differences between a Gibson Les Paul Standard, Custom, Studio, Traditional, Classic, etc.)   Answer Question

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Guitar Center (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    I was out of town so the manager on duty s nice enough to conduct a phone interview instead of the traditional face to face. The management team was very personable and seemed up hiring me.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Guitar Center (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    I filled out the online application at guitarcenter.com and met with the store manager the same day. We sat, one-on-one in his office and talked for a long while about my history as a musician and my work history. It was a very casual conversation mainly about music and how Guitar Center operated. The interview was mainly a judge of my conversational skills and my ability to interact with someone I had first met. I then was taken to meet and spend some time with the two associates in the department I would be working in.

    Interview Questions

    • What does integrity mean to you?   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hendersonville, TN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Guitar Center (Hendersonville, TN) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I met the Interviewer at a hotel because they were opening a location that had not been fully opened yet and he and I talked for about 15-20 minutes. Overall I would say it was more casual in nature and a judgement of my personality rather than qualifications that is typically taken care of by the online resume.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Guitar Center.

    Interview

    Pretty relaxed. Just talked about my musical experience and why I wanted to work there. After talking about being in school for recording I pretty much sealed the job and we began to small talk.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Guitar Center (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Slow and very unprofessional. Interviewed in groups of 5+ in small room. Interviewer didn't look up at us at all, just felt like he wanted to get it over with. I applied online and didn't get a response till weeks later. I still think guitar center is the best way to go for musician but their interview process was horrible.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Guitar Center (Draper, UT).

    Interview

    Extremely quick interview. With member of lower management - or "Team Leader". Most questions were based off of prior experience with retail/music. Was offered the job the next day over the phone and asked for my most immediate time frame for training. Most of the questions were standardized questions:

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever been in a sales inviorment?
      Are you competetiive?
      What instruments do you play?
      Give me an example of when ____?  
      Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Guitar Center (Rockville, MD).

    Interview

    met with the Sales Training Manager who asked me about myself, and then proceeded to ask product knowledge questions. After product knowledge questions, we discussed the wage and commission system (which was poorly explained), and then I had another interview with the store manager with similar questions, geared more toward customer service and my personal background.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the "standard" drum sizes   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Guitar Center.

    Interview

    Super relaxed. I was dressed in a suit and tie and could not have felt more dumb about it. They asked me typical gear questions like what I played on and what features I'd point out on a guitar. Then they asked me to pitch a PC (pro coverage) and it was awkward but I got through it. They are more interested in finding a sales associate than a gear head I will tell you that.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Guitar Center.

    Interview

    Went in for first interview, then was passed up to next interviewer the following week where they described salary, benefits, etc. Then we discussed hours, they wanted part time, I need full time.

    Interview Questions

    • What I know about guitars.   1 Answer
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