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We currently have 14 open jobs at Guitar Center. We've calculated that the average salary at Guitar Center is $35K based on 370 user-submitted salaries A total of 72 Guitar Center employees gave Guitar Center an average happiness rating of 3.5 out of 5.0.

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Current CEO: Greg Trojan

Status: Active

Founded by Wayne Mitchell, the first Guitar Center store opened in 1959 in Hollywood, CA, selling home appliances and organs. The company was originally named The Organ Center but later changed its name to The Vox Center after exclusively selling a line of Vox guitars. With the rise of the Beatles and other musicians who increasingly used guitars and amplifiers in the late 1960s, the store name was once again changed to Guitar Center. By the 1970s, Guitar Center had opened multiple locations in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.

As guitar rock popularity rapidly increased, the demand for guitars at Guitar Center skyrocketed. During this time, Guitar Center expanded across the United States, becoming the leading retailer of musical instruments in the U.S. Guitar Center headquarters are located in Westlake Village, CA. There are 218 stores in the U.S.

Guitar Center is a community-oriented company that gives back to the community it serves. The company believes that music inspires and encourages self-expression and creativity. Through its community outreach program, Guitar Center regularly gives charitable support to music educational programs for schools and community organizations.
Guitar Center also hosts free recording workshops every Saturday at Guitar Center stores across the country. The event is open to anyone who wants to learn how to use recording equipment and make professional sounding recordings.

Guitar Center has 10,000 employees. The company has annual revenue of approximately 1.78 billion. Guitar Center culture is a positive environment that encourages employees to feel like work is play. Working at Guitar Center is an exciting and rewarding experience that gives employees the opportunity to work in the music industry. Most employees have a love and passion for music that makes Guitar Center careers fun. As the largest retailer of musical instruments in the U.S., employees at Guitar Center are surrounded by the best guitars, amps, drums, music software and keyboards the industry offers.

Guitar Center hires employees in two categories: sales and operations. The company looks for sales associates who are knowledgeable about musical instruments, preferably a music background, and have superior customer service skills. Employees in the operations department ensure the store runs efficiently and perform administrative and personnel functions.

Guitar Center benefits include a full comprehensive package with medical, paid vacation, dental and vision. Employees also enjoy discounts on the many products in-store and company sponsored events.

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