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Very little creative control

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bordentown, NJ
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bordentown, NJ

I worked at GameStop full-time (less than a year)

Pros

If you enjoy games and the game industry, it is a great place to interact with like minded people as customers.
There is a sense of satisfaction when you help a customer out, especially with kids who really seem appreciative of help.

Cons

Corporate pretty much dictates everything that goes on in the store.
Employees tend to shoulder the blame for things they have no control over, like trade in value.
Tedious inventory checks in the morning for seemingly random items.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give your store managers some more control over their stores. They see their customers daily, they know what they want. Don't be so rigid.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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    As Long As You Know What You're Getting Into

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    *Being able to talk about video games all day
    *The off time reading of Joystiq, Kotaku, Gamasutra, Polygon, and Giant Bomb you would be doing anyway helps you at work.
    *15% discount
    *Work doesn't feel like "work" all the time.

    Cons

    *Sales quotas
    *Feeling undervalued
    *A lot to do in very little time
    *Working in a brick and mortar retail industry you can see gradually sunsetting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a little over 4000 stores in the continental USA, this is too many. We are diluting our brand and value, the shareholders want to see growth, but whats the point if its not sustainable? Lets cut 1/4 of our stores, and follow the Apple Store model, appearing to be extremely selective in who we hire, and investing heavily in those employees and our stores.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    10% discount, and your able to take a new game home (borrowed)
    People there are awesome.

    Cons

    Not enough store hours givin. No proper training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't hire if you guys are not gonna have the tome to train because theres no store hrs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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