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Guitar Center Overview

Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
10000+ employees
1959
Company - Private
Consumer Electronics & Appliances Stores
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Sweetwater, Fender Musical Instruments, Music & Arts Center
Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of musical instruments with annual revenues exceeding $2 billion. We are an established organization with over 10,000 associates currently operating in 280+ retail outlets spanning multiple states and the world’s ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to be the best provider of products & services to help people make music. We:

Are committed to providing the best possible customer experience so that we are regarded as an outstanding company, & rewards us with ... Read more

Guitar Center Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guitar Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Could find anything wrong there.

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Guitar Center Photos

Guitar Center photo of: Support Center
Guitar Center photo of: The Rose Garden
Guitar Center photo of: Overflow guitar rack
Guitar Center photo of: Case Seal in one of our Distribution Centers
Guitar Center photo of: GC Cafe
Guitar Center photo of: Bulk Shipping in one of our Distribution Centers
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Guitar Center Interviews

Experience

Experience
64%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
63%
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    Collections Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Guitar Center (Thousand Oaks, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Just like others, I passed the phone interview, however, when I met with the SFMO, and the collections manager, all looked good. However, I was passed on as a candidate with no reason given as to why. This seemed unprofessional to me.

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Guitar Center Awards & Accolades

  • Marketing Executive of the Year - Gold, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
  • BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America, Americans for the Arts, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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