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GameStop Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Mar 10, 2014
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2.5 19 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines

J. Paul Raines

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35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not as great as one would think

SGA (Former Employee)
Torrance, CA

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

ProsGood for game knowledge, great cow-workers, and organized business model.

ConsPay was crappy considering I worked for 2 years and only got a 50 cent raise even though I made it to SGA while have a bachelor's degree. THEY DO NOT CARE IF YOU HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE EITHER. I was a hard worked SGA that was given 38 hours a week (just under full-time so I was unable to receive benefits). Also they are breaking of California labor laws, which is a huge issue that many ignore. As an opener you are alone in the store and can not leave the store to take your 10 minute break which the law states we are suppose to get. Also, we could get in trouble for closing the store for a few minutes to use the restroom because no other person was in the store at the same time. It's a huge class action lawsuit waiting to happen. I was never able to take my ten minute breaks as a manager because I wasn't allowed to leave the store to anyone that wasn't a keyholder. Personal life was also an issue because as a keyholder you have to work at the mercy of the stores needs.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider paying employees much better than they make now. Be considerate of college degree employees. More pay and smarter planning will make your employees much happier and thus, more productive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible place to work at.

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Orange, CA

I have been working at GameStop full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOnly works around school schedule.

ConsDoesn't promote from within. To many affirmative action policies to advance a career in my district.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote equally.

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

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This company is all about the execs.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Walnut, CA

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

ProsFeel like you get the cutting edge info on games.

Cons- Poor mid level management.
- Very low pay
- Company embraces the revolving door employee plan.

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

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Not the best job in the world

Game Advisor (Former Employee)
Rowland Heights, CA

I worked at GameStop

ProsOkay starting job for first-time workers. Get to rent out games for a few days, and be around games.

ConsWhere do I start? Well, thye defintely don't care about their employees because of all work they throw on you. I know I was at the bottom of the scale, but being forced to push customers, and even lie to them just to make subscriptions and reservations is just worong. Not only that, but they base your hours off of how many subs and resos you get. I pretty much went a month with no work just because I let my morals get the best of me. And even though it's cool that employees can rent out new games, once those games are brought back, they get sold to customers as "new" when in reality they're "used" and there's no mention of that to the customer when they buy it. To me, that's pretty messed up. And if you work in a not-so-nice area, expect the GameStops in that area to get robbed. Which brings up another point: their security camera system is insanely lax. They focus more on watching the employees than anythign else. The practically body-searching you have to go through just to leave is insane. I guess this is just like any retail job: if you're a great salesperson, then you'll do fine. but if not, expect to suffer.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your employees like they're your monkeys and actually treat them ALL with respect.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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