Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at GameStop
- Game Advisor (136)
- Store Manager (56)
- Assistant Store Manager (40)
- Senior Game Advisor (28)
- Sales Associate (25)
- Assistant Manager (22)
- Seasonal Game Advisor (8)
- Cashier (6)
- Sales Representative (4)
- SGA (3)
- Lead Game Advisor (3)
- Season Game Advisor (3)
- Gamestop Sales Associate (2)
- Manager (2)
- Customer Service Agent (2)
- District Manager (2)
- Key Holder (2)
- Keyholder (2)
- Sales Assistant (2)
- Customer Service Representative (2)
- Database Administrator (1)
- Loss Prevention (1)
- QA Engineer (1)
- Marketing Associate (1)
- Merchant (1)
- Third Key (1)
- Store Clerk (1)
- Register (1)
- Retail Sales Associate (1)
- Data Architect (1)
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at GameStop (Waco, TX) in June 2015.
The interview was fairly easy, the first interview was with the general manager and lasted about 25 minutes. Right after he invited me to a second interview with the area manager. That interview was about management questions such as scenarios and previous situations.
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I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at GameStop (Pensacola, FL).
The interview process for the Assistant Store Manager position was simple. It involved an initial interview with the Store Manager that was very by-the-book and focused specifically on previous experience with questions generally expecting to be answered in the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) format. The interview lasted approximately one hour. A follow-up interview with the District Manager was conducted the next day. This interview was more casual and seemed to focus on the manner in which I responded as opposed to what I was actually saying. This interview lasted about 30-45 minutes.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days – interviewed at GameStop.
I was approached by another Store Manager and told that he was in charge of finding a manager to take over his store because he was being moved to one being built. I was hired as a Manager Trainee and told it was a 6 week training process. The manager left the following week and suddenly the current assistant manager and I were left to run the store and he still had to train me... he realized that he was training his new boss instead of getting the promotion himself so he just stopped training me. By the end of the month they moved a different manager from a nearby store to take over this one, his assistant was promoted, and I was stuck as a trainee in the system for 3 months before the assistant that didn't train me was moved to a different location and I was made the assistant. I had to deal with constant complaints that I didn't know how to do many of the back office or inventory jobs, and though I explained that I'd never been trained or told about them I was still to blame as far as the manager cared. by 6 months I was told that there weren't any other store manager positions likely to come up unless someone quit or was fired... so I was stuck as an assistant making roughly 2/3rds what I was told I would get. I left before my 2 year anniversary for a much better job.
- When looking at a P&L report, what are you looking for? 1 Answer
I was told a salary after my training was over. I never got it.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at GameStop.
Pretty standard. Be up beat driven and customer focused. Don't be a hardcore fan of one system or another, its OK to prefer Xbox over PlayStation, but don't put down to other systems.
- Favorite video game and why? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at GameStop.
Only had the phone interview with a current store manager so far, but she was great. Enthusuastic, personable, friendly, and seemed genuinely interested in me. Indicated she was forwarding my resume to her District Manager to set up a 1:1 interview.
- Tell me about your background. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
interviewed at GameStop (Edison, GA) in October 2014.
Had a series of 3 interviews back to back at a j0b fair, went great! waiting to hear a call back. I was using many of my personal stories struggling in past jobs as an assistant manager, and shows how i dealt with tough situations,
- how have you lead a team through struggle Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at GameStop (Montgomery, AL) in October 2014.
The interview process is very long and drawn out. The DM reached out to me to ask me to come fill out an application for an ASM position. Once the app was filled out we talked for approximately 20 minutes he said that he would contact me within a day to move on to the next level in the process. Waited almost 5 weeks before hearing anything from him. Once I did hear back from him we got the next interview setup. After the second interview he contacted me about an hour after it was over and stated that he wanted to have another face to face with myself and the RM and he would contact me back in two days. Waited 2 months before hearing anything back from him and once I did hear something back he offered me the position and the new hire paperwork took a month alone.
- Tell me about time that you had implement change that you did not agree with. Answer Question
- No Offer
You are interviewed by the store manager first and then district manager. If you are lucky, you get an interview with the district manager depending if they are a good one. The hiring process is fairly easy and traditional sometimes, starting with a phone call to come in for the face to face. This is for management positions only, for partime game advisors theres a group interview sometimes.
- there is no real structured questions sometimes. It varies from manager to manager Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at GameStop (Big Spring, TX).
During certain times of the year, mainly holiday, or in the event of someone leaving the company for X,Y,Z reason are the best times to try to get hired at your local Gamestop. Interviews are usually 20-60 mins depending on the management who's doing the interviews. I was able to be referred via taking a college course with the manager of my local Gamestop and through social networking landed an interview within a week of putting in my application.
- Be ready for anything as this depends very much so on the hiring manager. Answer Question
I was hired on as a Game Advisor. Negotiation phase was more of a large exhange of information as far as the typical on-boarding process. You're basically informed of your expected amount of hours to recieve, or simply shown the schedules, and your payrate. Overall standard stuff.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at GameStop.
For management, expect at least 2 interviews with local managers and 1 with district management. The interviews will focus mainly on sales and customer service. I recommend stressing the importance of customer service.
- I didn't find the interview process difficult, just long. It was pretty laid-back. The district manager interview was a little intimidating, but it was over the phone, so that helped. Answer Question
Considering I had a lot of retail management experience, they negotiated a $2 higher pay rate than they normally offer (which is around $9.00 hr,), which was pleasing, but still kind of low.
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