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Not enough hours, but a fun job while you get to do it.

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Current Employee - Game Advisor
Current Employee - Game Advisor

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

Pros

A good, friendly atmosphere.

Co-workers you can talk to about your hobby and become friends with.

Not very challenging most of the time.

The store manager will determine the culture, for better or worse.

Cons

Hours are scarce for part timers and getting scarcer.

Your position and hours are subtly and not-so-subtly determined by subscription and reserve numbers regardless of much else.

Pay is minimal, and you get the sense that the company at large considers you expendable.

Some part-timers aren't scheduled for weeks or months at a time. When I see them, I'm surprised they're still employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Gamestop is trying to find it's niche in a world where games can be gotten online for cheaper. They need to focus on fewer, higher quality stores that emphasize what customers can't get online, customer service. Pre-orders and subscriptions are not bad, but they're reactive measures, not the single thing that's going to drive the future. They shouldn't be the end-all be-all metric.

Give stores a proper number of hours to staff properly.

If you're dead-set on subscriptions, pay out a commission for selling them, even if it's small. Some of us are terrible at selling the things, but the guys who do well are pretty great salesmen. They work hard for some of the sales I've seen.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    With GS for 9 years in IT management.

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    Former Employee - Director, Software in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Director, Software in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at GameStop full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Once store sales began decline there was never clear startegy to enter the digital age. They bought a couple of small digital gaming companies but still NO strategy to integrate into company focus. They were simply nice press releases to bolster stock price. There are no current Pro's to work for this company. Recent Executive layoffs support this as Gamestop has not announced the recent IT / business layoffs of 15+ year tenured resources. Rumor is a second round coming at lower level.

    Cons

    This is the Bolockbuster vs. Netflix scenario in progress and GS is in the Blockbuster position wth 6500 stores and "someone" will emerge as the Netflix of the gaming industry (IE. EA and MS Partnership). CEO is focused on stock price and pretty press releases. Executive Management is very 'clickish"; if you are not in the inner circle you will not have a clue what is going on. New consoles will not play old games. This is the end of the 50% margin used game business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no short term opportunity for advancement with a failing company. They have a cash but this only makes them a buy out target and supports non-cash producing brick and morter, especiallly in Europe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Its fun but can be annoying at times

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Banning, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Banning, CA

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

    Pros

    Helping people find what their looking for, knowing what type of gamer they are, and launch parties.

    Cons

    Discounts really suck, its a everyday repeat of the same stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start caring about your employees a bit more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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