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Guitar Center Overview

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Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
10000+ employees
1959
Company - Private
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
What AutoZone is to the garage, Guitar Center is to the garage band. The #1 US retailer of guitars, amps, keyboards, and pro-audio equipment operates more than 210 stores in some 40 states. Major brands include Fender, Gibson, and Roland, as well as Guitar ... Read more

Guitar Center Reviews

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    I have been working at Guitar Center full-time

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good career progression, music jam room, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of clear long-term strategy on where the company is heading

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Guitar Center Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

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    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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Guitar Center Awards & Accolades

  • Marketing Executive of the Year - Gold, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
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