GameStop Reviews in Atlanta, GA

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Pros
  • We know what to recommend because every single one of us plays a lot of video games (in 195 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 110 reviews)

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

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    Expected to run the store almost single-handedly, never enough hours.

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    Current Employee - Game Advisor  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at GameStop part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can look at video games all day.

    Cons

    Customer service is a trial, the company only really operates during the holiday season, otherwise it remains comatose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Employees underpayed average treatment

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor  in  Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at GameStop part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working around a video game genre

    Cons

    everything that comes to retails

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun environment, poor work life.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GameStop full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun environment, it's great to be able to sell video games and talk about things you are passionate about. The people you work with are great people.

    Cons

    Hours allotted to stores has always been low. This makes doing your operational tasks impossible to do within the allotted hours, forcing the store manager to work far more than the mandatory hours. Store associates are underpaid compared to the rest of the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is insulting when we are told how profitable the company is but we are given the minimum amount of hours the are given to stores. Be more mindful of issues such as these when dealing with the blood of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Relaxed Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor  in  Chamblee, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Chamblee, GA

    I worked at GameStop part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back. Entertaining. Great co-workers. Great discount. Great employee perks. Work is not hard at all. Easy interview process. Very hands on with the customers. First to know about new games and systems. Game rental policy.

    Cons

    Bad scheduling. Low-Pay. Very low overhead so not many hours. A Lot of tedious busy work when slow. Old computer systems. Company equipment (registers, card readers) would fail constantly. Black Friday always sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Marketing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad gig if you're using it as a financial supplement while in school or have a second job.

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor  in  Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Canton, GA

    I worked at GameStop part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The hours and scheduling are very flexible. You will also meet a lot of cool people, at least if you are in to anything remotely related to video games. I was lucky enough to have wonderful people to work with, whom I still consider friends.

    Cons

    The hours are horrible. If you are not at least an assistant manager, do not count on consistent hours. Corporate seems to cut hour allocation per store more and more each year, expecting miracles of assistant and store managers alike. The pay would be fine if the workload was not increased exponentially per promotion. That said, the store managers certainly do not make what they are worth. The rate of promotion is rather sporadic as well. Due to the influx of outside hiring of individuals from chains like Blockbuster and the already small employee force per store, it could take one between three months to two years before an opening for the simplest promotion is available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store managers should tread lightly on corporate's recommended amount of holiday hires. We simply hired three extra people this past holiday season and each person never received more than a twenty hour work week during the peak of the season. District managers simply need to be more realistic with store goals and expectations since so many cuts have been made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    One step forward, two steps back.

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    Mostly young staff, good discounts, sometimes fun customers, inside industry news and knowledge, fast-paced environment, relaxed dress code, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Schedule based on performance, pressure from management to make hard sales, handling dirty used games and consoles, sales model based on pure profit from customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GameStop has virtually no competition, it makes all of it's money from used game sales. Quit pressuring customers for sales and provide a boutique-style experience in the store to make them comfortable and keep them coming back. Recognize when an employee works hard and not just employees who sell hard using dirty tactics used by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Working for Gamestop

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    Offer flexible schedule. Opportunities to advance. Good benefits. Employee discount plan is really good. Interesting product to sell. Good co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management at times. Lack of recognition for a job well done often. Pay not on par with similar jobs at other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to thank your employees when they are doing a good job. Increase pay levels for all employees. Loosen labor budget to lower stress levels of management team members.

    Approves of CEO

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