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"Fun environment to work, terrible "commission""

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Former Employee - Department Manager in Chattanooga, TN
Former Employee - Department Manager in Chattanooga, TN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Fun place to work. You will meet lots of cool people with tons of musical knowledge. You get pretty decent discounts on all the gear and learn more than you can imagine (mandatory) about musical equipment.

Cons

You work EVERY holiday. They are biased towards religious people and their holidays, the commission is smoke and mirrors unless you work in the ProAudio dept. I made $10,000 in one year, working 35 hours a week, including commission, and I sold Gibson Les Pauls and PRS guitars all day long.

Advice to Management

Cut out that crappy commission, and pay your employees a decent salary. Quit promoting kids to do the job of adults, quit shoving the corporate rules down everyones throats daily.

Other Employee Reviews for Guitar Center

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Short but sweet"

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    Former Employee - Navigator in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Navigator in Clackamas, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guitar Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good co workers
    managers are very relaxed

    Cons

    loud
    annoying customers
    commission sales
    long hours on black friday

    Advice to Management

    pay a bit higher wage and get rid of commission so employees sell gear right for customer, not right for pay check


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

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    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.

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