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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
Competitors

Sweetwater, Fender Musical Instruments, Sam Ash Music

Guitar Center is a leading retailer of musical instruments, lessons, repairs and rentals in the U.S. With nearly 300 stores across the U.S. and one of the top direct sales websites in the industry, Guitar Center has helped people make music for more than 50 years. Guitar Center ... Read more

Mission: "We’ve always known our success comes from our people. We want our associates to look left and right and see themselves, knowing Guitar Center is a place where hard work, good ideas and culture thrive. Our leadership needs to reflect this vision. That ... Read more

Guitar Center Reviews

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work for musicians

    Cons

    i fell down the stairs

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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
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Customer Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Guitar Center (Bartlett, TN).

    Interview

    Getting a moment to get to know the candidate. Find out their long term goals and what they will bring to the organization. Very welcoming and easy to talk with.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest weakness?   1 Answer
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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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