Sales/ Design/ Asst Mgr (Former Employee) – Palm Desert, CA, South Florida, TX, New York – February 6, 2016
Retail in general can be a rough career choice. I know it well, having 20 years experience in the field. Guitar Center is far and away the absolute WORST company I have ever encountered. It is amazing that they have survived this long with the way they treat people and the environment and culture they seam to encourage. The majority of managers I have encountered seem to have no people skills at all. They do not treat people with respect, trying to take advantage of any and all opportunity. It seems many employees treat their customers similarly as well, and sadly, this is also encouraged. I have come across one or two managers to the contrary, on the east coast. The California culture is typical "Good Ole Boy". I say "east coast", as I worked in 6 different stores for them, in 4 different states. The only positive I can take from them is, they forced me to finally have ENOUGH, go back to school, get my degree, and seek a new career. STAY AWAY, STAY FAR AWAY!!