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GameStop Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
1,439 Reviews
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1,439 Reviews
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Pros
  • We know what to recommend because every single one of us plays a lot of video games (in 221 reviews)

  • I did check out games for research and give feedback based off my personal experience (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Unless you're upper management you will only get 4-10 hours a week at best (in 128 reviews)

  • Work / Life balance is not important, only delivery of moving targets (in 42 reviews)

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  1.  

    Why I finally quit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Fullerton, CA

    I worked at GameStop part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discount on games, good loyal customers

    Cons

    Poor management, untrained staff members, lack of respect and professionalism for loyal employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thoroughly inspect candidates for Store Manager positions if they do not exist on the internet or have online profiles. My last Store Manager was followed by a string of identified counterfeit money, missing merchandise, clutter, and sexual harassment.

    Poor management aside, this can be a very fun and enjoyable environment. Employees try their best to drive sales but due to demographics sometimes the goals are just not attainable.

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

    Not as great as one would think

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SGA in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - SGA in Torrance, CA

    I worked at GameStop part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Terrible place to work at.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Only works around school schedule.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote equally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    This company is all about the execs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Walnut, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Walnut, CA

    I have been working at GameStop part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Feel like you get the cutting edge info on games.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not the best job in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Rowland Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Rowland Heights, CA

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Where 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like they're your monkeys and actually treat them ALL with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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