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"Sucks in drums but is great in anything else"

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Current Employee - Drum Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Current Employee - Drum Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

It is a very fun and enjoyable place to work. If you play an instrument or are in a band it vastly opens your connections to many venues. It's also not too difficult

Cons

The way you actually make commission (fading) I would work in one of the departments that has a lot of traffic flow so you can actually get a decent commission check. You also have to be on top of your department in the sense that it is essentially competing for customers to do business with you.

Advice to Management

Change the way people make commission. I understand that as a salesmen you "reap what you sew" but fading is awful in departments that have very little customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Guitar Center

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A fun hourly job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Operations Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Operations Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    fun products
    Relaxed workplace
    Time off for touring

    Cons

    Not great pay
    Not much career advancement
    A lot of pressure to sell


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ten Years of fun"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guitar Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being around the product, working in the music industry, Being around musicians. If you become a vet it is a like a family at the stores

    Cons

    After going private the pay went down, down, down

    Advice to Management

    Get the Culture back

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