Summary

Company information

History

Guitar Center is a retailer of musical instruments, headquartered in Westlake Village, CA. It operates more than 290 stores across the U.S., as well as a direct sales website. The company also provides services such as music lessoSee more

Address

Multiple locations

Size

Large

Founded

1964

CEO

Ron Japinga

Type

Company - Private

Revenue

$2B to $5B

Industry

Musical Instruments Dealers

Occupations

FieldRatio
Retail Sales Workers19.3%
Supervisors of Sales Workers8.9%
Operations Specialties Managers8.8%
Business Operations Specialists5.2%
Computer Occupations4.8%
Other Management Occupations4.5%
Art and Design Workers4.1%
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Team

Professional experience

Years of experience

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Top 5 previous employers

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Small size

Size of previous employers

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Educational background

Fields of study

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Top educational institutions

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Berklee College of Music
California State University-Northridge

Employee data

Length of employment

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Age

Age distribution at Guitar Center.

Gender ratio

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GenderRatio
male81.5%
female18.5%

Career advancement

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Medium

Top 5 future employers

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Non Classified
Large size
Manufacturing - Computer, Manufacturing - Communcations Equipment
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Sales AssociateGuitar CenterNashua, NH
PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of this job is to serve as the face of Guitar Center in the store, greeting customers, qualifying their needs, matching their need to the right product, and pitching and overcoming objections to close the sale...Read more
Outbound Sales Advisor - Work From Home!Guitar Center, Inc.Indianapolis, IN
Do you love music and have a passion for sales and business development? Do you have a natural inclination to put your customers first and support their needs? The Outbound Sales Representative (or, Gear Advisor as we call these rock star Associates!) is...Read more
Store LeadGuitar CenterFlint, MI
PUROSE OF THE JOB: As a junior member of the store leadership team this position provides guidance and assistance to other store associates, maintains strong individual sales performance levels, and assists with merchandising and operational tasks to help...Read more
Repair TechGuitar CenterMatthews, NC
PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of this job is to perform maintenance and repair services on customer-owned instruments and to assist in maintenance of specific store inventory, continually building and increasing the business through great customer...Read more
Director, Accounting & Accounts PayableGuitar CenterFrederick, MD
Are you a people person who loves solving problems? Do you love music? Do you believe in the power of music to bring people together? If you do, and you want to be a key player in an organization whose purpose is to fill the world with more music and to...Read more
Educational Sales RepresentativeGuitar CenterDallas, TX
Are you a people person who loves solving problems? Do you love music? Do you believe in the power of music to bring people together? If you do, and you want to be a key player in an organization whose purpose is to fill the world with more music and to...Read more
Customer Service ManagerGuitar CenterPearl City, HI
NOTE - This position may or may not actually be hiring at the location of your choice. If a position is not open within your selected location, your application will be kept on file until a position becomes available. Please continue with your application...Read more
Repair Shop ManagerGuitar CenterBaton Rouge, LA
The purpose of this job is to oversee all day-to-day operations of the repair shop (including any repair techs on staff), helping to sell and promote repair service to our customer and be a support system to our stores, road reps and customers. Essential...Read more
Retail Store ManagerGuitar CenterItasca, IL
The Retail Store Manager is responsible for running day-to-day sales and operations while meeting excellent customer service standards. Essential Functions (not all-inclusive): * Manage Sales team by coaching, counseling, advice, support, motivation or any...Read more
Gear Advisor - SalesGuitar CenterDraper, UT
WANTED: Passion, Confidence, creativity, and your authentic self. This is our sound for success. Bring us these qualities and take your career to new heights. We are seeking talented individuals to join our growing team. Working with any of our brands...Read more
Store ManagerGuitar CenterJacksonville, FL
PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of this job is to manage all aspects of the retail business, providing leadership and vision to all managers and associates to ensure that desired results are achieved. RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES * Achieve revenue and EBITDA...Read more
M&A Lift DriverGuitar Center, Inc.Brownsburg, IN
Basic Function: Transports product via powered equipment for the Music & Arts department. Moves material between departments or in and out of storage locations. Makes sure that product is properly allocated for storage or shipping.Duties and...Read more
Helpdesk SupervisorGuitar CenterFrederick, MD
Are you a people person who loves solving problems? Do you love music? Do you believe in the power of music to bring people together? If you do, and you want to be a key player in an organization whose purpose is to fill the world with more music and to...Read more
Lessons LeadGuitar CenterRoseville, MI
PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of this job is to oversee all in-store aspects of the GC Lessons business, supervising lessons instructors, managing curriculum taught to students, driving lessons and rehearsal packages sales, as well as maintaining the...Read more
Marketing DirectorGuitar CenterFrederick, MD
The responsibility of the Director of Marketing is to manage P&L and day-to-day planning, development and implementation of the overall marketing strategy for Music & Arts. This role is responsible for integrating the Music & Arts brand vision into a cross...Read more
Collection SpecialistGuitar CenterFrederick, MD
Are you someone who loves solving problems? Do you believe music brings people together? If you want to contribute to an organization whose purpose is to fill the world with music and develop generations of new musicians, then we have a position where you...Read more
Paid Media ManagerGuitar CenterFrederick, MD
Are you a people person who loves solving problems? Do you love music? Do you believe in the power of music to bring people together? If you do, and you want to be a key player in an organization whose purpose is to fill the world with more music and to...Read more
Product ManagerGuitar CenterFrederick, MD
Our IT team is embarking on an exciting new Agile transformation and we need a Product Manager to oversee and drive forward various strategic initiatives in a highly visible role. The purpose of this job is to collaborate with IT and business stakeholders...Read more
District Sales ManagerGuitar CenterSt Louis, MO
Are you a people person who loves solving problems? Do you love music? Do you believe in the power of music to bring people together? If you do, and you want to be a key player in an organization whose purpose is to fill the world with more music and to...Read more
Maintenance TechnicianGuitar Center, Inc.Kansas City, MO
* Maintains equipment through a comprehensive preventive/predictive maintenance program. * Identifies and remedies problems with mechanical, electrical, electronic and HVACP equipment. * Coordinates emergency repairs with Maintenance staff and Operations...Read more
Technical Product Owner (Omni-Channel)Guitar CenterWestlake Village, CA
About Guitar CenterGuitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians...Read more
The Guitar Center Distribution Center is currently looking for a Maintenance Technician to perform preventative maintenance on our 2nd Shift. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing work that ensures the reliability of all distribution...Read more
VP, IT InfrastructureGuitar CenterWestlake Village, CA
The Vice President, IT Infrastructure is responsible for the delivery of all IT infrastructure and related IT operations used to enable business capabilities and services across the enterprise. This role will drive transformational change by developing and...Read more
Seasonal Sales AssociateGuitar CenterLake Forest, CA
Guitar Center helps musicians start their journey to fill the world with music. We are looking for customer-centric individuals who want to join our team this peak season. As seasonal sales associates, you will be greeting customers and helping custo Sales...Read more
System Administrator - Operational SystemsGuitar CenterWestlake Village, CA
The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the Uni...Read more
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Business AnalystGuitar CenterThousand Oaks, CA
About Guitar Center Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make aRead more
Store ManagerGuitar CenterColumbia, SC
PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of this job is to manage all aspects of the retail business, providing leadership and vision to all managers and associates to ensure that desired results are achieved.Read more
Commercial Project Manager - AVDGGuitar CenterChicago, IL
Requirements AVDG is looking for a stellar Commercial Project Manager to plan, direct, and coordinate activities of integrated audio-visual system projects to ensure that goals or objectives of theRead more
Financial Services AnalystGuitar CenterThousand Oaks, CA
About Guitar Center Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by inspiring our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to create lifelong musicians and make a differenceRead more
? Do you love music and have a passion for sales and business development? Do you have a natural inclination to put your customers first and support their needs? The Outbound Sales Representative (or,Read more
Production Assistant - AVDGGuitar CenterSan Jose, CA
Founded in 1996, Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) is a leading design-build firm specializing in audio visual systems for commercial and residential spaces worldwide. AVDG has a world-class technicalRead more
Director, Salesforce DevelopmentGuitar CenterWestlake Village, CA
Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world byRead more
Store ManagerGuitar CenterWest Springfield, MA
PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of this job is to manage all aspects of the retail business, providing leadership and vision to all managers and associates to ensure that desired results are achieved.Read more
Store ManagerGuitar CenterTempe, AZ
PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of this job is to manage all aspects of the retail business, providing leadership and vision to all managers and associates to ensure that desired results are achieved.Read more
Workforce Management SpecialistGuitar CenterThousand Oaks, CA
About Guitar Center Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by inspiring our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to create lifelong musicians and make a differenceRead more
A/P Trade SpecialistGuitar CenterWestlake Village, CA
Requirements Job Title: A/P Trade Specialist The purpose of this job is to process payments timely and accurately for all Trade vendors as well as resolve outstanding issues that may delay payments.Read more
Director, Salesforce DevelopmentGuitar CenterThousand Oaks, CA
About Guitar Center Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make aRead more
Store ManagerGuitar CenterLas Vegas, NV
The purpose of this job is to manage all aspects of the retail business, providing leadership and vision to all managers and associates to ensure that desired results are achieved.Read more
Sale Account Manager, Gear AdvisorGuitar CenterDraper, UT
Gear Advisor Do you love music and have a passion for sales and business development? Do you have a natural inclination to put your customers first and support their needs? The Outbound SalesRead more
Sr Financial AnalystGuitar CenterWestlake Village, CA
The purpose of this job is to play a lead role in analyzing business results and providing insights into the performance of key segments. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to theRead more
Facilities ManagerGuitar CenterWestlake Village, CA
Requirements As a Facilities Manager you would coordinate and oversee the safe, secure, and environmentally-sound operations and maintenance of the Guitar Center brand. Responsibilities will include,Read more
Production AnalystGuitar CenterSan Jose, CA
About AVDG: Founded in 1996, Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) is a leading design-build firm specializing in audio visual systems for commercial and residential spaces worldwide. AVDG has aRead more
The Technician, Repairs is to inspect inbound and outbound instruments to ensure the quality of the inventory from the vendor and to the customer. This position performs customer set up requests priorRead more
Requirements AVDG is looking for a Warehouse National Purchasing Manager who will be responsible for managing national vendor relationships and expectations through quarterly business reviews andRead more
Warehouse Equipment OperatorGuitar CenterRialto, CA
Do you want to be part of a team that supports the largets retailer of musical instruments in the world? In this position you will utilize equipment while performing tasks to include shipping,Read more
Coordinator, Visual MerchandisingGuitar CenterThousand Oaks, CA
About Guitar Center Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make aRead more
Merchandising SpecialistGuitar CenterWestlake Village, CA
About Guitar Center Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make aRead more
Operations ManagerGuitar CenterAugusta, GA
The purpose of this job is to lead the team responsible for ensuring that merchandise is properly received, properly stocked, brought to the sales floor, and merchandised according to planograms,Read more
LP & Safety SupervisorGuitar CenterBrownsburg, IN
Requirements Qualifications: 3-5 years safety and security experience; 2-5 years supervisory experience with direct reports is preferred. High School diploma or equivalent. Proficiency with theRead more
About Guitar Center Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make aRead more
Retail Support AssociateGuitar CenterThousand Oaks, CA
About Guitar Center Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make aRead more
Category Manager (Percussion/Accessories)Guitar CenterThousand Oaks, CA
Are you a strategic authority in Category Management? Do you love music? Do you believe in the power of music to bring people together? If you do, and you want to be a key player in an organizationRead more
Merchandising SpecialistGuitar CenterThousand Oaks, CA
WANTED: Passion, Confidence, creativity, and your authentic self. This is our sound for success. Bring us these qualities and take your career to new heights. We are seeking talented individuals toRead more
Enterprise Key Account Manager - AVDGGuitar CenterThousand Oaks, CA
Founded in 1996, Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) is a leading design-build firm specializing in audio visual systems for commercial and residential spaces worldwide. AVDG has a world-class technicalRead more
Regional Vice President - Central RegionGuitar CenterWestlake Village, CA
Build the Regional talent by providing regular feedback, verbal coaching, timely written reviews, and hands-on guidance to enhance their skills while maintaining a "Ready Now" list of leaders who canRead more

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A: 1964.
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A: Retail.
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A: gender ratio is 18.5% female, 81.5% male.
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A: Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA.
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A: $2b to $5b, i think
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A: Ron Japinga.
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A: An employee typically spends 4-8
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A: Large, Small companies before Guitar Center.
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A: medium.
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A: Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, Freelance, PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, Sam Ash Music, Self Employed, Sweetwater.
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A: Freelance, Music & Arts, Musician Store, Self Employed, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, West LA Music.
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A: around 21-30.
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A: Berklee College of Music, California State University-Northridge, Full Sail University, Moorpark College, Musicians Institute.
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A: "Be the unrivaled leader in assisting customers at every stage of their musical journey through an authoritative assortment at great value, hands-on experience, first-rate services, and omnichannel convenience".
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