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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 for 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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    Awful company

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at GameStop part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount on videogames, occasional access to marketing collectables

    Cons

    Bad company culture, no support from upper management, obscenely low pay, no employee appreciation, ludicrous demands for store ops e.g. 80 work hours for a seven day period to be spread across 2 ASMs, 2 SGAs, and 3 GAs. The daily work demanded by corporate should grant at least 135 in order to perform all of it. Complete disregard of policy by upper management. AWFUL product management. This is the only company I have ever worked for that sends entire boxes or product, 60+ games, that are physically broken and will not play but will still order employees to sell them. If the games are not sold or are marked as defective, the store/company takes a loss and the employee that does the work is at risk of losing their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Lackluster and underappreciated

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at GameStop full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with fellow gamers. Having inside knowledge of games coming out. Fun enviornment.

    Cons

    Attendance has issues. District manager only sees what he wants to see. Doesnt recognize a good job, and well as be able to coach an under performer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have an employee who's only negative thing on her evaluation was to be more available on her days of in case needed...seems like you couldnt really find anything personal. Yes, store numbers were low, but look at the location. So the DM waltzs in not being there everyday and gives a hard working assistant a ,09 raise. yep nine cent raise. My advice know your employees. the good and the bad. Luckiy the person got the ,09 raise had the courage to walk away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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