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Hard work, low pay, but good job experience

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Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Kansas City, KS
Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Kansas City, KS

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

Pros

The challenging work environment makes it a good work experience.

Cons

Low pay, stores dont receive enough hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give stores more hours

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    no upwards movement

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    Former Employee - SGA in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - SGA in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    discount is the only good thing

    Cons

    no hours for any of my lower staff most got 2-8 hrs a week

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good job, but not great; made better by good employees.

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at GameStop part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Videogames... if you're into gaming you get to talk about and are expected to read-up on/play the recent releases, so that's a major bonus for gaming fans. The people you work with are already into the same things as you, so it's easy to get along. Most of the people who come in are already gamers, so it's not a hard sell, and it is easy to relate and converse. Employee check-outs!! Employee discount!!

    Cons

    Customers... "what is good?" The question at the bane of many GS employees' existence. You get low hours, unless you're a manager then you're expected to work 50+ hours regularly and 60+ during the holidays. Pay is extremely low, but that's the same across most service industries. Reserves and Subscriptions... if you've ever been to a GS location you have likely been hassled to reserve something and/or to sign-up to or renew your Game Informer/Power UP Rewards Pro membership. This is something that corporate pushes on everyone, and often how well an individual sells directly correlates to hours the employee gets in the following weeks. Performance shouldn't be used as a measure to determine who gets to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out your stuff! The margins on used games are ridiculous and drive customers away... $5 off a new game is not a good deal!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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