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Not a career choice, but okay if you like games

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Game Advisor in Tigard, OR
Current Employee - Game Advisor in Tigard, OR

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

Pros

You get to talk about something you love - games! It's fun to help people find something that they will also enjoy. There is a certain sense of satisfaction when you help a parent to understand the pros and cons to letting their kids play certain games. You can borrow games to try them out before you buy them.

Cons

Pay is very low - minimum wage. The company changes the amount of hours each store has, sometimes midweek, meaning that you can lose shifts with little notice. They force you to push their programs, such as their rewards card and pre-orders, and you will lose hours, or even your job, if you don't aggressively push it on customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize that you don't really pay your employees anything, and you should be able to let two people work at the same time. When you give the store less hours than the number of hours the store is open, you are doing a disservice to your customers. Also, when your employees have to push the cards and preorders so hard, it makes customers feel pressured and more likely to purchase games for the same price or less at competitors, such as Best Buy or Amazon.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

1439 Other Employee Reviews for GameStop (View Most Recent)

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    An "ok" company

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Tolland, CT
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Tolland, CT

    I worked at GameStop part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    easy hire and game discount.

    Cons

    low pay, low hours, poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more hours or don't hire as many people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Senior Game Advisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Military Senior Game Advisor in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Decent employee discount, sometimes get some cool freebies and promotional items, contest opportunities, usually fun people to work with

    Cons

    Kind of a bad schedule... lots of nights and weekends, stressful environment with pushy management for sales numbers with little incentive, lack of hours and sometimes loss of hours, sometimes there are bad customers and gross trade-ins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use a more innovative way to motivate and enrich employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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