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"A step backward in your career path unless you are in it strictly for the passion."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Pro Audio Specialist in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Pro Audio Specialist in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Guitar Center part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Buying wholesale equipment is a pro, especially if you are planning to stay in the music business.

Cons

Terrible business model. Bad in store management. Negative atmosphere designed specifically for never making commission.

Advice to Management

Care about the people who work there strictly out of passion.

Other Employee Reviews for Guitar Center

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's an good first step for some musicians, and an ok stable job if you're in the right place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guitar Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good enviornment for musicians (especially if they need equipment)
    -Great benefits
    -If an employee needs to leave for an extended period (up to 90 days), he/she will still have a job once they have returned

    Cons

    -If you start off in the wrong department or work in a slow environment, don't expect to exceed minimum wage until you've been promoted all the way up to assistant manager.
    -Sales expectations are pretty high and somewhat unrealistic unless you're cutthroat about commission (or work in pro audio)

    Advice to Management

    More realistic sales goals for those selling different items. I haven't seen anyone make over the set sales goal when they're selling one pack of strings at a time rather than one guitar or one PA system at a time.


  2. "The Walmart of the Music World."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guitar Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being around a lot of cool people. Thats really about it....

    Cons

    Its a JOKE of a company. Minimum pay for a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay accordingly

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