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GameStop Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated Jul 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 18 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines

J. Paul Raines

(11 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • We know what to recommend because every single one of us plays a lot of video games(in 193 reviews)

  • You get a discount on purchases, and you can check out games for four days(in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • Unless you're upper management you will only get 4-10 hours a week at best(in 106 reviews)

  • You get paid just above minimum wage with the responsibility of a store manager(in 76 reviews)

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    Fun for part-time; not fun for full-time/manager

    Game Advisor (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGameStop is a fun place to work......if you are a student or at least 25yrs of age. Have the chance to talk and discuss with people about your favorite games and be immersed in the gaming environment.

    ConsLack of hours scheduled; District Managers look out for themselves not employees; managers take too many vacation hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementLevel with lower employees, sit down and understand their personal lives instead of walking all over them and assuming things.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Pay, Poor Tactics

    Game Advisor (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsNice environment to work in, nice benefits on purchases

    Consthe management is far from perfect. They play favorites alot. Also they do not tell you that corporate is going to lay you off for not working in awhile due to school. Hours are terrible and they expect you to work UNPAID AND OFF THE CLOCK.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your ways. Some of the things you expect employees to do is unfair and illegal.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked with great people at a terrible company.

    Senior Game Advisor (Current Employee) Conyers, GA

    Pros-Some discounts and benefits (that includes Microsoft and Sony's RLS programs.)
    -Coworkers
    -Plenty of entertaining retail stories
    -Midnight launches

    Cons-Upper management
    -Store hour coverage (not enough hours given to manage tasks and help customers.)
    -Nonsensical priorities
    -Upper management, it's worth listing twice.
    -Terrible pay, not enough hours for non management employees

    Advice to Senior Management-No incentives in making sales and reserves.
    -Reservations are useless.
    -Not enough hours given to stores and store manager for tasks and customer service.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company. Depends on where you work though.

    Game Advisor (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Pros(Employee Discount, Insider Gaming Information, Great People, Very Laid Back Atmosphere) As a Game Adviser, my job is to talk about video games all day and help customers find the perfect games for them. I love this aspect of the job.

    Cons(Not paid well enough. Too much pressure to perform from higher management.) Since it is still essentially a retail position, of course my primary goal of the day is to sell. However, the sale of actual games don't count. Our performance is graded on how many membership cards and pre-orders that we sell. If we don't get a certain percentage everyday, our job is then threatened. Being a excellent employee won't even factor into management's decision making because at the end of the day everyone is obsessed with numbers. Lower level employees who only get paid minimum wage have no incentive to do better except for the possibility of keeping their job. This is all assuming your lucky enough to be at a store that gets adequate hours and you are able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week. If not, the job isn't worth it. Also, we don't work on commission or anything like that, so even if your numbers a amazing, the only thing you get out of it is to keep your job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company should implement a better incentive program for lower level employees. I've found my job in jeopardy too many time because of not meeting sales goals even though they turn around and say that I am a great employee and an asset to the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's all about reserves, subscriptions and web hits.

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsEngaged public that loves the product you sell. They enjoy feedback and suggestions. Happy parents really are a joy to deal with.

    ConsOddly enough, they don't focus on sales or profit. You might know these things that drive your business. Not Gamestop, they want future sales so they push reserves, magazines and web hits. While these things will never show directly on anyone's P&L, they feel they are the drivers of a successful business. As explained to me, my staff should be like sharks and constantly attack for game reserves and subscriptions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's a shame you took a culture from EB games that was about selling and providing value to the guest and drove it away. It appears you really want assistants running the store while the DM's micro manage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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