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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)

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

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.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Once a great company...now a black hole.

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at GameStop full-time

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

    Pros

    Fun environment at times and an exciting industry
    Good pay and bonuses
    Never boring

    Cons

    - Extremely poor work/life balance. GameStop will need to be your 1st, 2nd and 3rd priority.
    - Company leadership does not understand the business in the field...this is a change from a previous leadership that 100% knew what they were doing and made great decisions that gave the field confidence.
    - Zero interest in true development of people. In my market and region, there have been MANY great people who have left because of absolutely TERRIBLE leadership that has taken over in the past year.
    - Integrity is poor among leaders at the market and regional level. Very little that is said can be trusted and the example that is set when it comes to being good managers of people is extremely poor.
    - Favoritism and double standards are an every day occurrence.
    - Turnover is extremely high company wide because you are discouraged from developing people with a positive attitude. You are expected to bring people down instead of empowering people to achieve more and build on successes.
    - Many knee-jerk reactions that make managers lives miserable, often as the result of poor decisions by the market and regional leaders. Created an incredibly low morale in the field.
    - You live and die by the weekly performance file which is very flawed. Successful districts are often punished for doing well in previous years. If you are a top performer you are expected to keep improving at the same rate year over year. No consideration is given if you have been in the Top 10% in a category for multiple years in a row, so when you are not increasing sales or trades at the same rate as districts that were poor performers in the prior year you are told you are not good enough...even if you are still a top performer overall.
    - Once a strength and now a huge weakness...the field opinions no longer matter AT ALL.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at the leadership at the regional and market level. People are not choosing to leave because they all found jobs that are better...people have left because to conditions at Gamestop have gotten so bad that good leaders have chosen to go elsewhere to be allowed to value employees and once again lead with a positive management style. It was what once made the company great. Bring it back, you will get so much more out of your people.

  2. Fun and great people but lacks competitive pay structure

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    Former Employee - Promotions Coordinator in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Promotions Coordinator in Grapevine, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and fun people to work with. Fun environment and great programs and learning experience. I learned a good amount during my time and got to experience numerous programs and promotions which helped expand my knowledge within the industry and craft.

    Cons

    The compensation can be a tad low unless you are in a Manager position or higher.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more ways to expand into manager roles from within.

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