GameStop Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Great place to work if you're into video games (in 221 reviews)

  • Were able to check out games so it was easy to learn about the products we were selling so we can give customers our personal reviews (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Repeated upper management changes (in 128 reviews)

  • No work life balance at all whatsoever (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Game Stop

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    15% discount, good benefits, flexible hours, team environment

    Cons

    Pay not as good as other retailers, only room for advancement to a certain extent


  2. Low pay, Easy work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at GameStop full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work if you know what to do

    Cons

    Low pay, Low discount, bad customers

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to improve store and teams


  3. Employee

    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The least of the retail evils because you're in the gaming community.

    Cons

    The retail environment is stressful as for all retail jobs.


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  5. Fun environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at GameStop (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to talk video games all day Game releases are a ton of fun

    Cons

    Corporate micromanages EVERYTHING The amount of info you have to throw at every customer is insane


  6. Helpful (2)

    Fun but Tough company to work for, overwhelming expectations at a store level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at GameStop full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If your into video games, this is the place for you Their annual Store Manager Conference is a blast Co workers are usually fun people

    Cons

    As a store associate you need to educate customers on way too many things. Reservations, Trades, Pre-owned- loyalty card, and soon a credit card. Sometimes its overwhelming for employees and guests


  7. Helpful (1)

    Manager positions are O.K

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Annual conference. All expenses paid. Flight, Room, Meal, Thousands of dollars worth of free Games and merchandise. Great Hours for managers only.

    Cons

    Low pay(PART TIMERS) Low hours (PART TIMERS) pressure on performance


  8. Fun people but hard work that has no promises to develop, expand and rise.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in La Mirada, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in La Mirada, CA

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people employees and customers. Great personal growth opportunities. Good benefits

    Cons

    Too much opportunity to mess up and get terminated. Not much chance for rise within. All opportunity comes from outside.

    Advice to Management

    Can't expect a store manager to have a life and run a store with so much hours piled on after the regular 44 has been worked.


  9. Friendly coworkers, bad work environment.

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

    I worked at GameStop part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co workers to talk about games with. 15% off any item in store except consoles and pre-paid cards. Freebies depending on the situation.

    Cons

    A bit too much work for new members to handle. Some unrealistic expectations on work performance. Little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to be too harsh on new employees. Give them more breathing room when they start. Only after a few months should they be expected to handle working on the cashier or alphabetizing especially during the holidays. I did enjoy working for you though, and I hope to do it again soon.


  10. Short-lived

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Torrance, CA

    I worked at GameStop part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a video game store, what's not fun about it?

    Cons

    Barely any hours, most hours go to full-time workers and I was seasonal.

    Advice to Management

    Spread out the hours


  11. Helpful (2)

    Fun place with very few hours to spare

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Alhambra, CA
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Alhambra, CA

    I have been working at GameStop part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a fun environment. You get to talk about video games all day long, you help/advice people, a little competitive on sales, and cool co-workers!

    Cons

    Stores don't give a lot of hours to their employees. If you're not the Manager or Assistant Manager, expect 5 - 10 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    The push for pre-orders/Memberships is a bit too much, and your job shouldn't depend on it. Proper training should be given to new employees Better advancement oportunities should be given.



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