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Address
5795 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Telephone

About Guitar Center

Employees
10,000+
Industry
Manufacturing
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1959
Non-profit Status
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Pay & Benefits

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Pay
Based on 16 responses
  • Average
    63%
  • Good
    25%
  • Terrible
    6%
  • Excellent
    6%
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What's the most unique benefit or perk?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Flexible Work Hours
    38%
  • Gig leave. If your band went on tour
    31%
  • Employee discount is usually pretty hefty
    25%
  • Discount on products
    6%
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13%
of employees say healthcare coverage is good or excellent.16 responses
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31%
of employees say retirement benefits are good or excellent.16 responses
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31%
of employees say the family leave policy is good or excellent.16 responses
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19%
of employees say paid time off/vacation days are good or excellent.16 responses

Growth Opportunities

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How long do employees tend to stay?
Based on 16 responses
  • Less than Two Years
    44%
  • Two to Five Years
    44%
  • Five to Ten Years
    13%
Poll
31%
of employees don't worry about layoffs.16 responses
Poll
Agree/Disagree: Taking a job here was a good decision.
Based on 16 responses
  • Neutral
    19%
  • Agree
    56%
  • Strongly Agree
    25%
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50%
of employees say good work leads to promotion.16 responses
63%
of employees believe their work helps make the world a better place.16 responses

Management

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Agree/Disagree: Managers care about employees
Based on 16 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    6%
  • Neutral
    19%
  • Agree
    31%
  • Strongly Agree
    44%
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63%
of employees say the workplace runs efficiently.16 responses
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56%
of employees say management is transparent.16 responses

Work-Life Balance

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88%
of employees say hours are flexible.16 responses
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Agree/Disagree: Hours are long
Based on 16 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    6%
  • Disagree
    19%
  • Neutral
    56%
  • Agree
    6%
  • Strongly Agree
    13%
19%
of employees say it's easy to work remotely.16 responses
44%
of employees say schedules are predictable.16 responses
0%
of employees say taking vacation is encouraged.16 responses
44%
of employees say the workplace is parent friendly.16 responses

Company Culture

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What one word or phrase best describes the culture?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Friendly
    44%
  • Competitive
    25%
  • Work hard, play hard
    19%
  • Fast Paced
    13%
50%
of employees are happy to work here.16 responses
100%
of employees say coworkers socialize.16 responses
81%
of employees think their coworkers are smart.16 responses
94%
of employees like their coworkers.16 responses

Employees

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Describe the average political opinions in this organization.
Based on 16 responses
  • Very Conservative
    6%
  • Somewhat Conservative
    13%
  • Mixed
    19%
  • Somewhat Liberal
    19%
  • Very Liberal
    19%
  • N/A
    25%
88%
of employees say the company is mostly men.16 responses
31%
of employees say the company is not very diverse.16 responses
56%
of employees say the employees are mostly young in age.16 responses
About the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Walkability
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$136,131
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,420
National
$949
Median Home Value
$866,400
National
$184,700
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Guitar Center Reviews

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I like working here a lot. The location I work at is certainly male dominated and as the only female salesperson I felt I needed to prove myself or work harder than other employees. The environment as well as the customer environment wasn't very welcoming to me when I started but I've adjusted well. I'm used to customer assumptions and general pushback when I give product information but I actually think I'm much stronger because of it. I have confidence that was forced to the surface and now I feel I've grown as a person after working here. There was a lot that I wasn't used to, didn't like and maybe still do not like but I confidently know all procedures, formats, processes and can conduct business without hesitation.
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The environment is very relaxed and fun. I love my coworkers. My supervisors are always available to help. You get great employee discounts. The benefits for full time employees are great. The way they handle promotions and internal jobs can be kind of odd, and promotions are basically far and few between. The building is very nice, and very easy to find. I really enjoy working here, overall.
The great thing about Guitar Center is that mostly everybody there has a love for music. The job is easy enough and the commission system, while some reform could be useful, is generally pretty fair. The problem is with the management. Management at this location is bullying and they indirectly discourage any sorts of questions simply because they dislike doing their jobs. The regional manager is blissfully ignorant of what goes on at the store level and shows no interest in making our environment any better than it currently is. Schedules change every few days and if employees do not keep up with it, they wil write them up.