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It's a job. Not as much fun as you would think.

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Current Employee - Game Advisor in Palmdale, CA
Current Employee - Game Advisor in Palmdale, CA

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

Pros

The people. The staff and management can be fun to work with. If you are into video games it is nice to be in the know. A wide range of customers to interact with.

Cons

High pressure sales with no commission. Low pay and high stress sales environment. Not a lot of room for advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your hourly employees. Don't push the Cards and Resos so hard, it turns people off.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Reasonable Retail

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    Former Employee - Keyholder in Sanford, FL
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Sanford, FL

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

    Pros

    Straightforward work, pays less than fast food but your work days aren't bad. If you are competent, you can be promoted rapidly because there is a high turnover of employees. You could be a keyholder within 6 months- 1 year, an assistant manager within 2 years, store manager within 3-5 years. The only problem with that is that retail game sales may or may not have a future, it's impossible to tell in the digital age.
    The overall work day can be a busy retail environment or bored talking to coworkers. Probably not unlike most retail jobs. Customers are often friendly and talkative, likely more so than at a Wal-Mart or something like that. You'll also regularly score swag from sales reps and excess pre-order bonuses.
    You could "rent" any game, nearly indefinitely if there are several in stock.

    Cons

    Must push magazine subscriptions on customers.
    Must push pre-orders on customers.
    A monthly 20-30 minute video is played continually, it will eventually get on your nerves.
    Dealing with the occasional irrationally upset customer.
    The storage area and restroom is not likely kept well due to lazy employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell opened games used for "wall displays" as brand new. Especially when you rent them out to employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun with but not the most rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in National City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in National City, CA

    I have been working at GameStop part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    awesome coworkers
    good customers now and then
    game check out is always a +

    Cons

    minimum wage
    push subs, resos
    quotas to meet each week/day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    inform your employees of new information. assist with getting numbers and dont hide in the back for half your shift

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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