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Starting during holidays not recommended

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

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

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

Pros

Small Discount Sometimes getting to talk to a customer about gaming Fun staff to work with

Cons

Started during holidays, where all that mattered was getting people in and out the door. When mid-January hits, now it's all about numbers. No training on how to pitch anything then constantly berated for not getting the numbers.

Advice to Management

Take the place of a GA or even a manager for a week and see how the lack of hours starts to wear away at your soul.

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  1. Fantastic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Sheridan, WY
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Sheridan, WY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gamestop is a fantastic working environment for young gamers. If you are a person in college it is the perfect job, the pay is very low because the business is not extremely productive, but the experience is good. If you prove to be responsible, trustworthy and in general have a nack for retail, you can advance to a good career with the company. Make sure that you apply regularly online for assistant or general manager positions and check that you see gamestop as a career when you apply, no matter whether that is your goal or not it unlocks that door.

    Cons

    There are cons depending on your personality, on one hand they really push pre-order sales, the sale of a product before it is even released and thus, no way to verify its quality. This is a hard thing to sell and your performance is measured almost exclusively by corporate based on this. Another con will be having to work with lazy managers or supervisors, these positions are poorly paid and people who are good managers tend to find other work that pays better fast. This allows a person to move up quickly as managers and assistant managers bleed from the company at high rates, but this also means you will also.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to not measure employee performance by pre order sales, instead trust your general managers to judge employees on a variety of standards. Work ethic, ability to communicate and interact with customers, ability to up-sell, ability to work under pressure and a host of other metrics that managers could use to judge employees.


  2. Not a bad part time job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Elyria, OH

    I worked at GameStop part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly easy work for a part-time job Flexible with your schedule Fellow employees were mostly friendly Good work environment

    Cons

    Low pay (minimum wage job), not much room for growth opportunities beyond store management. It is a mostly male-dominated field.


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