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Great Environment, some hiccups with higher management

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

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

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

Pros

Compared with other retail jobs, the atmosphere and the people that you interact with are generally congenial and low-stress. Most people are happy to be shopping for video games, and most people who work in the store love games and helping customers with recommendations. The managers also recognize employees who work hard and try to improve the store beyond their normal duties, rewarding them with more hours and opportunities for advancement within the company.

Cons

The amount of hours to be divided among staff who work at a store can make it difficult to give everyone the hours that they want or need. It can also result in losing good employees because they need more hours to pay their bills. In my case, a regional manager's decision to reduce the store's employee hours resulted in my losing a promotion after I had been a keyholder for a while and quit the other part-time job I had used in combination with GameStop before the keyholder promotion. When that happened, I had to leave the company to get full-time employment.

Advice to Management

I would suggest that Regional Managers try to be sensitive to recent promotions and store employee hour ratios in their determination of hours per store.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    meh, it was alright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Knew how to have fun

    Cons

    When morale was low, man it was low
    Big gap between the high earners and the low earners

  2. Helpful (1)

    The job like most others, has it's ups and downs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Fresh Meadows, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Fresh Meadows, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts.
    Being able to borrow used games.
    Some knowledge of whats coming in the future through store emails.
    Employee promotional stuff for some major games.
    Some of the regular customers.
    Working your knowledge into selling what you're selling if you play a lot of what is hanging on the walls.

    Cons

    Hours at certain times of the year are not steady even for managers.
    The workload when theres barely hours for the staff to work at times.
    Some of the customers depending on the location and their stupidity.
    Certain policies (on paper and not).
    Having to break some rules that are apparently strictly enforced.
    Being held accountable for a few wrong reasons by management.
    Advancement to or hiring of new management is all over the place.

    Advice to Management

    Survey the staff about all the different aspects of an average day to see how things can be improved. Customers are the main focus for basically all retail jobs but not all the time. You can't always have customers without happy employees that are treated fairly by management to bring in said customers and having them leave happy.

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