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

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Game Advisor
Current Employee - Game Advisor

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Not the greatest company to work for if you are seeking growth.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Trying out games, Midnight releases, Free shirts, demos, discounts, benefits, - if you're a true "gamer", you will totally enjoy this job..

    Cons

    Personal time not respected, lack of hours to keep staff, "E-Mail management" is NOT effective. (DM's send 30 emails a day as opposed to actually being in the stores). Never getting to enjoy the games you are selling,

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that your DM's are actually going out and visiting stores, not just calling or sending a bunch of emails everyday. Their lack of involvement coupled with their unrealistic expectations of performance, speaks volumes.


  2. SGA

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SGA in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - SGA in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic job, fun, discounts are decent.

    Cons

    Pay is considerable, and moving up is kind of hard, unless you transfer stores.


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