GameStop

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Excellent for part time, not so much for full time

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX

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

Pros

GameStop has a very flexible schedule for students. There are health insurance benefits available at all levels. Promotion is almost entirely done from within. Assistant managers receive competitive pay and benefits.

Cons

GameStop does not guarantee a minimum amount of hours for anyone who is below the assistant manager level. Store managers are encouraged to work about 60 hours a week with no extra compensation.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Rewarding experience but heavy workload with low payroll

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at GameStop full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Take a look at this company If you like technology, if you like a fast paced environment, if you like customer interactions, if you like working with a small, but energetic staff.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure on upper management. Lack of payroll makes management more like cashiers a lot of the time. Unrealistic deadlines for tasks, especially when they don't provide enough payroll to properly staff the stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved being a store manager! I was there 14 years. If you can find the right mentor, advancement is a real possibility. In the end though, when you compare the long hours I was putting in to complete the insane amount of tasks, my salary was diluted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Warm Bodies

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at GameStop full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free Video games, free video game check-outs (rentals), lots of freebies associated with Gamestop's annual conference for store managers.

    Cons

    Working 70 hours a week during the holidays, working alone, not enough hours allocated to running the store effectively, not enough time to take lunch breaks or quick rest breaks, stand on your feet all day, not getting to see your own family very often, low starting pay, high pressure to reach goal "numbers," yet no commission incentives are offered--there are not many rewards for reaching these numbers, but there are plenty of punishments. Turnover for part-timers is extremely high so look forward to constantly training new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours allocated to running the store effectively. Hire better people and also allocate more full-time positions. There's no reason to have six employees who only work four hours a week. More formal training for all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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