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"Guitarmart here we come."

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Guitar Center full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Fun loose Work Culture. Discounts for Musicians, opportunities for networking. GAIN opportunities which have deeper discounts and Gig/ promotional references for your band.

Cons

Since the buyout, the changes have been all over the place, and mostly for the worse. They have lowered our hours to part-time status from most companies' regulation standards. Removed management bonus incentives which have created an unfair compensation for the extra work.
Too many new stores has drained each store of customer base already spread thin by lack of floor coverage. (Customers walking out from not being helped in a proper employee to customer ratio.)

Advice to Management

More Compensation to the store level. More accurate Goal Numbers and Hours for employees. Return to the Values you say you stand for.

Other Employee Reviews for Guitar Center

  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. 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

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