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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

I worked at GameStop

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. 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

    I worked at GameStop

    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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    Good, work closely with your customers. Bad, low pay and high work load.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Avon, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Avon, IN

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    Dealing with fellow Gamers, developing a good rapport with customers. Decent Benefits. Video games!

    Cons

    Work load always high, payroll generally low. Lots of stuff to do with very little man power. Sales pressure really high. Overly competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by setting the example and practice what your preaching. You are not above tasking or selling.

    No opinion of CEO
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