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Not a bad gig if you're using it as a financial supplement while in school or have a second job.

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Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Canton, GA
Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Canton, GA

I worked 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

The hours and scheduling are very flexible. You will also meet a lot of cool people, at least if you are in to anything remotely related to video games. I was lucky enough to have wonderful people to work with, whom I still consider friends.

Cons

The hours are horrible. If you are not at least an assistant manager, do not count on consistent hours. Corporate seems to cut hour allocation per store more and more each year, expecting miracles of assistant and store managers alike. The pay would be fine if the workload was not increased exponentially per promotion. That said, the store managers certainly do not make what they are worth. The rate of promotion is rather sporadic as well. Due to the influx of outside hiring of individuals from chains like Blockbuster and the already small employee force per store, it could take one between three months to two years before an opening for the simplest promotion is available.

Advice to Management

Store managers should tread lightly on corporate's recommended amount of holiday hires. We simply hired three extra people this past holiday season and each person never received more than a twenty hour work week during the peak of the season. District managers simply need to be more realistic with store goals and expectations since so many cuts have been made.

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  1. Started as a dream job ended like a nightmare

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Nassau, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Nassau, NY

    I worked at GameStop full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Sell games, repeat customers who engage in conversation, discount on games, fun environment.

    Cons

    I have no problem with meeting goals or getting operational tasks done. I do however have a problem when we are given little to no hours to get these tasks completed. Store manager promotions are mostly based upon how well the District Manager likes you. May not be true for all districts but it was true for mine. People could be consistent, great customer service and get jobs done, but if your not in the loop you never will be.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Don't focus on outside hires for management positions when you have a lot of great potentials working for you already.

  2. Please don't do it

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    Former Employee - Management in Kentucky, MI
    Former Employee - Management in Kentucky, MI

    I worked at GameStop full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Games, good early experience a lot of turnover so it's easy to move up quickly

    Cons

    Out of touch upper management, stuffing from little business syndrome, too worried about being taken seriously because of being a game store

    Advice to Management

    Pay managers more, give more hours for hourly employees

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