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Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 7, 2013
Interview Details –
GameStop receives multiple applications daily.
1. When picking up, or dropping off an application, dress for the job,
2. Wait politely for a break in customers, before you ask for an application or drop one off.
3. Do NOT, fill out the application at the store. This is just unprofessional.
Interviews are standard and laid back.
Interview Question – What experiences do you have that will be a benefit to our company? View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2009 – Reviewed Feb 27, 2013
Interview Details – I submitted an app because a new store was opening up. I had a detailed resume with it and the hiring manager was actually extremely interested in what my resume was composed of, even if it did not contribute to retail experience. I had two interviews, the first one just being the initial interview with basic questions about myself, what I know about the gaming industry, and why I want to work there. The second interview was a test over the ESRB ratings (it's really easy). Once completed, I was hired on the spot. GameStop tries to be diverse with their candidates. I was the most knowledgeable person of my gender to apply. Knowing what you are talking about really helps. My hiring manager was very relaxed and even made a lot of jokes.
Interview Question – I think the most difficult question was "What are your weaknesses?" The best advice I got about this question is take something negative and turn it into a positive. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was really nothing to negotiate. You can't negotiate wages or anything like that. But try to make sure you have open availability before applying here.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 17, 2013
Interview Details – Extremely straight forward. Game Stop has a quota to make in regards to female associates. If you happen to actually play games, have a personable demeanor, and are outgoing enough to entice customers in buying add on products you're in.
Interview Question – What would you do if a customer turned down your initial sales pitch? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Clinton Township, MI May 2010 – Reviewed May 9, 2012
Interview Details – Getting into GameStop if very difficult if you dont know someone. The best time to get hired is in October for Seasonal work. Usually if you are a regular customer you have an advantage. For an interview you will be called by the store manager and scheduled an interviewing time. The interviewer will ask you questions from a form provided by GameStop, and you will probably talk for a little while and have a popularity contest and depending on how well you do with that, you will be offered a job.
Interview Question – What is your biggest strength and weakness? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – You will not be able to negotiate an hourly position too much. For a Store Manager do not accept the first offer, it is embarrassing.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Gig Harbor, WA Jul 2011 – Reviewed Apr 27, 2012
Interview Details – I had an initial face to face interview with the store manager, she wanted me to have two follow up phone interviews with other store managers. Her reasoning for this is great, it ensures that the candidate is truly a good fit for the position rather than hiring someone just based on need. The interviews are conducted with the stores best interest and overall a very pleasant experience.
Interview Question – "Do you understand the value to the company of the programs that are in place and opportunities offered to the customer?" Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Antonio, TX Oct 2008 – Reviewed Nov 11, 2010
Interview Details – Unfortunately, specialized game knowledge is second to your ability as a salesperson. All they want is someone who knows the alphabet and can count and can have a customer leave without being angry. If you're lucky, you'll interview with a store manager who actually appreciates video games, and you'll spend the interview chatting about your old Famicom. Prepare to be blindsided, however, by idiot customers who own Wiis without knowing how to pronounce "Super Mario Brothers" correctly.
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation of anything. GameStop slams you with whatever tiny, miserable, laughable wage they want.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Sep 11, 2012
Interview Details – Being hired at a gamestop is not something that takes much skill or experience. You really just need to show that particular store manager that you know things about video games and are willing to talk to people. They will try and teach you everything else about the job as you go along.
Interview Question – What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Apr 2008 – Reviewed Sep 6, 2012
Interview Details – spoke to the manager, got an interview the next day, then went to interview with the district manager a week later.
Interview Question – what is integrity? View Answer
Negotiation Details – mentioned my previous retail and sales experience and negotiated a fair starting price
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Aug 2, 2012
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literally had 6 interviews for the ASM position, didn't get it got SGA position instead. Honestly I wouldn't mind working there if the pay was good but its not so i'll be moving on when the next opportunity arise.
Something everyone should know before even thinking of going here to work, all positions below ASM (Assistant Store Manager) are considered part-time. You get no benefits what-so-ever!
Interview Question – Didn't have any. Basically knocked them out of the park. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered $8.50, told them no. Asked for $9.50 they gave me $9.25 with the promise of getting ASM at $13 an hour within a month or two. I'm going to keep on looking for another job while I work there.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2007 – Reviewed Dec 30, 2009
Interview Details – I applied at GameStop right before the holiday season. I have previous experience in retail. I dressed well and brought a copy of my resume in with me. I asked if there were any positions available, particularly in management. Filled out application, returned next week. Interview was informal, (at the restaurant next door). Interview questions included game console experience, previous retail experience, why did you leave former employer, why do you want to work at gamestop, which game consoles do you own, etc...
Interview Question – All questions were pretty basic. What is your availability, what previous retail experience do you have, what game systems do you know about/own, why did you leave your previous job. Answer Question
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