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Updated August 16, 2017
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  • Pay is disgustingly low (minimum wage) for workers with specialized skill set (in 46 reviews)

  • Upper management is pretty counterproductive (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A fantastic decision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My experience with GC has been fantastic -- smart, engaged, and driven teams; cool vibes; strong management; and a commitment to the community and our people.

    Cons

    No serious challenges you haven't encountered anywhere else in your career

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating, continue to be authentic, and keep developing us

    Guitar Center Response

    May 4, 2017 – Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for the review and finding your sound with us!


  2. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guitar Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Could find anything wrong there.

  3. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guitar Center full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    I dont have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "I love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you love what you do. You get out of it what you put into it

    Cons

    Commission isn't great and co workers can suck at times

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great discount, awesome coworkers since everyone is a musician.

    Cons

    You'd expect to make a little bit more than just minimum wage when you work for a company this big.

    Guitar Center Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for the review!


  6. "software developer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Guitar Center as a contractor

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment and great team to work with.

    Cons

    Work schedule isn't great and should be flexible.


  7. "good place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guitar Center full-time

    Pros

    good place to work at with excellent environment.

    Cons

    Maybe the retail hours of operation

    Guitar Center Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to write a great review!

  8. "Guitar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was cool because there were instruments and they had cool magazines and the customers were cool sometimes if they got their way.

    Cons

    There wasn't a panda express inside which sucked because sometimes for lunch I wanted panda and id have to walk to one or something

    Guitar Center Response

    May 11, 2017 – Vice President Human Resources

    Thanks for the review! I've heard requests for a Five Guys next door but Panda is a first!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guitar Center full-time

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good career progression, music jam room, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of clear long-term strategy on where the company is heading


  10. "UNIX / UCS Administrator"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Guitar Center as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, relaxed, friendly colleagues,

    Cons

    Away from the city, small campus,


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