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One of the worst job experiences of my life.

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Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Duluth, GA
Former Employee - Store Manager in Duluth, GA

Pros

Few. If you are a gamer, then the checkout policy and the employee discount policy are nice. Access to industry news and information is also good.

Cons

Gamestop fundamentally fails to understand either work/life balance or the concept of employee safety. In most stores, employees spend large amounts of time working alone in a business that consistently runs a high risk of robbery and burglary. The staffing model is such that Store Managers must constantly be at work, since corporate does not allocate enough payroll to the stores to provide proper staffing. I don't know how Gamestop avoids running afoul of federal overtime guidelines, since they have salaried managers working more than half of their time in non-management tasks.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, except for Upper Management

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor  in  North Olmsted, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in North Olmsted, OH

    Pros

    - pay is decent for a part-time job
    - hours are fairly constant
    - "checking out" games is a bonus
    - employee discount is good, plus Employee Appreciation Day
    - MOST customers are fun to talk to

    Cons

    - Upper Management has unrealistic goals for stores
    - Favortism is rampant
    - The stores are run by corporate like opposing teams, not one whole company
    - Upper Management are usually not gamers, therefore completely uninformed
    - Rely FAAAAAAR too much on customer input, which can be misleading (kids like to "prank" fill out surveys)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LEARN ABOUT GAMES BEFORE TELLING ME HOW TO DO MY JOB! Also, it's unfair to assume that any member of store management has nothing else going on in their lives, like family and school. We all don't eat, sleep and breathe for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    video games is supposed to be fun???????? hmmm

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great employees at the store level. fun, entertaining environment in which to work.

    Cons

    from 2005 until 2010 compensation package was drastically reduced. the first was company cars gone w/ very little or no compensation at all. The bonus structure was very impressive in '05 but was reduced not so gradually over the next five years. then the bonus payout was cut in half while upper mgmt still received their massive compensation. Constantly chasing the stock value which results in trying all forms of promotions while sticking with none. The payroll all the while being reduced and expectations increased. In 5 years went through 3 CEO's and 4 presidents not to mention the constant turnover of other upper mgmt. Says alot about the company's stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the lip service of saying stores rule unless you are going to listen to the overall message being sent from the store level. Create a plan of action then stick to it for a period of time to allow it to be successful.

    Disapproves of CEO
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