Great local coworkers, terrible corporate management
Grand Opening & Special Operations Team (Former Employee) – Whitehall Township, PA – May 7, 2018
For working musicians, Guitar Center can be a nice place to work. You're constantly surrounded by gear and people who love to talk about gear. Your coworkers a the local level are typically good people, and it's easy to develop fast friendships. The corporate overview, however, is another matter. They do not offer a livable wage for the front-line employees, and most requests for raises are laughed off. A supplemental income, be it from gigs and performances (if you're in a band), or from a separate part-time job, is most likely required. They also don't value their employees much, and invest more in their PROCESSES rather than their PEOPLE. As such, their turnover rate is fairly high, and opportunities for advancement are few and far between, and typically require relocation.