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Music & Arts
Private Instructor (Former Employee), Naperville, ILJune 22, 2014
Pros: place to teach, traffic flow
Cons: no benefits
This music retail shop also has private instructors available to teach music lessons to children and adults.
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Was a fun place to learn and grow
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Springfield, VAMay 23, 2014
I started as a part time sales representative then went full time. I worked with a great team and great teachers. We provided lessons, music books, rentals and sold musical instruments. I took care of most of our private teachers that came in to get books for their students, tuition book, training representatives and inventory. loved everything about – more... that job! it was the best first job and was sad to leave. – less
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Good to work with professional musicians
Teacher (Former Employee), Laurel, MDMarch 18, 2014
Music Arts required a BA in Music, but I was just working toward a AA.
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Awesome work place!
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Plano, TXFebruary 10, 2014
Cool people and amazing time spent with some employees that really care about you dwell being.
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Great place, will miss my store.
Senior Sales Associate (Current Employee), Shenandoah, TXJanuary 19, 2014
Pros: not boring, good people!
Cons: retail hours/pay.
I enjoyed working here very much. There was always something to do, and I was rarely bored. You have to work hard and make calls to earn commission, but it's usually worth it. My co-workers were great, they were the best part of the job!
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Good start in music industry
Sales (Current Employee), USANovember 30, 2013
Pros: discounts on equipment, co-workers
Cons: middle management structure, lack of infrastructure
An excellent starting point for someone with a strong musical background and sales skills.

Typical day for a store employee is standard retail operations, but with the expectation of increased business acumen. Good management can offer and excellent learning experience and some moderate success. Bad management will make everyone's life miserable.

The – more... hardest part of this job is dealing with the outdated technology systems in place and wearing the many "hats" required to truly serve your customer base. The most enjoyable part is working in a music store and dealing with musicians. – less
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Store staff and customers are great, management is terrible
Store manager (Former Employee), Englewood, CONovember 12, 2013
Pros: customers, music, lesson teachers
Cons: pay, company support, work life balance
Far to many hours with no support from the DM level up with regards to staffing, property maintenance and employee health. Turn over made it hard to maintain high standards and sales goals we always set to high for what we had to work with. No pay increase in 6+ years. The customers and independent contractors (lesson teachers) were great to work with – more... and the only thing that kept me there as long as I was. – less
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Lingual Collector / Credit Department (Former Employee), Frederick, MDSeptember 26, 2013
Very busy calling center, lots of opportunities to grow with the company, salary was not the greatest.
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Great company - difficult to move up in
Sales Rep (Former Employee), Frisco, TXJuly 25, 2013
Great company to work for. If you're looking to move up though... it could be a while.
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Great place to get started
Store Manager (Former Employee), Frederick, MDJanuary 19, 2013
Pros: surrounded by music
Cons: long, erratic hours
Music & Arts is a fast-growing retail music chain and has plenty of opportunities for growth and development for the entry-level employee. The retail stores are expanding and there are numerous positions. However, high turnover and retail hours can make it difficult for employees to have family life.
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Fun place to work!
Full Time Sales Representative (Current Employee), North CarolinaJanuary 3, 2013
It was an amazing job through High School and College, and they were very flexible with my schedule. There are just not enough opportunities to move forward in a career or to re-locate if needed. I had a few issues with management that were never resolved, but overall the job was fun and very rewarding! The pay is just not competitive enough.
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Expectations high and pay does not balance out
District Manager (Former Employee), Frederick, MDAugust 17, 2012
Pros: work with music
Cons: alot of empty promises, high expectations with no pay increases
No raises for staff in 5 years
Promotion from inside has not happened as promised
Management is not supportive nor constructive in how to improve
Employees trash talked behind their backs
Co workers are supportive
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No growth
Retail Manager (Former Employee), Center, GAAugust 13, 2012
Pros: free trip to maryland if you are a manager
Cons: no time off
They expect too much out of you without incentives. I was lied to about the salary. They wanted you to do anything to get a sale, even if you forced the product on the customer. It's a place to work if you just like interacting with people.
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Cool place to work
Delivery Driver/Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Houston, TXApril 19, 2012
Pros: good people
Cons: pay
Good place to work. Pay wasn't so great but overall a cool environment.
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a relaxed environment
sales associate (Former Employee), sanford flJanuary 24, 2012
Pros: you can play guitar
Cons: upper management is unreasonable and, pay is not enough for what you have to do
its not a bad place to work but, the store its self was really slow. to add the training was terrible and there are way to many procedures. lastly you are not paid enough for the amount of responsibility that you have