GameStop
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45% Approve of the CEO

GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines

J. Paul Raines

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    No chance to grow, no chance to shine.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Glendale, CA

    ProsWorking with video games is fun, as a young guy, at first.

    ConsThe management is deplorable, the system is outdated and unfriendly, and the opportunities they will bait you with are non existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to care about your employees more. Paying someone who has been working for you for 5+ years, and is doing the work of a manager (because you are too cheap to just hire a new manager/bring one in from another store) 8.90 an hour is terrible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Your typical retain experience with a pawn shop twist.

    Senior Game Advisor (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFree video game rentals, yearly raises, free t-shirts from time to time, getting to see the newest games before they come out, employees with similar interests.

    ConsLow pay, poor benefits, terrible customers, sometimes have to deal with stolen merchandise, robbed often, often work alone, very little room for upward mobility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive stores more hours (100 minimum for stores that earn over $15k per week), make 3rd Key a position with benefits/time off, allow employees to mute GameStop TV after they close the store.

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

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    Lackluster and underappreciated

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    ProsWorking with fellow gamers. Having inside knowledge of games coming out. Fun enviornment.

    ConsAttendance has issues. District manager only sees what he wants to see. Doesnt recognize a good job, and well as be able to coach an under performer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you have an employee who's only negative thing on her evaluation was to be more available on her days of in case needed...seems like you couldnt really find anything personal. Yes, store numbers were low, but look at the location. So the DM waltzs in not being there everyday and gives a hard working assistant a ,09 raise. yep nine cent raise. My advice know your employees. the good and the bad. Luckiy the person got the ,09 raise had the courage to walk away.

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

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    A frustrating example of doing things hard, not smart.

    Senior Game Advisor (Former Employee)
    Glendale, CA

    ProsGenerally good customers. You can try before you buy. It's easy to build relationships with customers because many of them are regulars.

    ConsA lot of tasks that could be simplified using easily available technology (such as scanners for inventory). Tasks make time management nearly impossible for higher traffic stores. Low traffic stores are not as difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on time management.

    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 worth it

    Game Advisor (Current Employee)
    Alhambra, CA

    ProsFun socializing with customers about video games and giving your opinion
    Employee discounts were ok.

    ConsThis company does not care about their associates. I can seriously go on but for the love of GOD its not worth it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    For the kids...

    Gamestop (Former Employee)
    Santa Clarita, CA

    ProsCustomer interactions are usually agreeable, even fun at times, And some of the benefits if you are a gamer.

    ConsToo much stress, limited hours, little opportunity for growth, incompetent managers, poor support from the corporate side

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your front line.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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