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GameStop Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
1,418 Reviews
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Pros
  • We know what to recommend because every single one of us plays a lot of video games (in 221 reviews)

  • I did check out games for research and give feedback based off my personal experience (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Unless you're upper management you will only get 4-10 hours a week at best (in 128 reviews)

  • Work / Life balance is not important, only delivery of moving targets (in 42 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Cumming, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Cumming, GA

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and enjoyed the benefits. Flexible hours and fun. Can't ask for much more in sales position.

    Cons

    Not a lot bad. Customer service is rough when you're alone and it can get super busy at times, but it helps you grow and gets some great experiences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High expectations, below average pay.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Canton, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Canton, GA

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Checking out games and free stuff from game companies. If you're lucky you can meet some pretty great people there and build some fantastic friendships.

    Cons

    Very low base pay compared to similar positions and no bonuses or commissions. If you;re unlucky you end up with a store full of backstabbing climbers who will throw you under the bus and steal your sales at any opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base pay or lower expectations. Paying someone $20k when other places will pay them almost twice that for the same work is a real slap in the face; especially when your raises are such a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun for part-time; not fun for full-time/manager

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    GameStop is a fun place to work......if you are a student or at least 25yrs of age. Have the chance to talk and discuss with people about your favorite games and be immersed in the gaming environment.

    Cons

    Lack of hours scheduled; District Managers look out for themselves not employees; managers take too many vacation hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level with lower employees, sit down and understand their personal lives instead of walking all over them and assuming things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment sell games casual

    Cons

    Long hours, supervisors are iffy, lots of inconsistent messages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work live balance doesnt line up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    FUN place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    working with regular clients, fun floor changes, coworkers with similar interests, great work/life balance.

    i enjoy the type of people that shop at GameStop and talking with them.

    being recognized for your upselling skills.

    Cons

    as a female i felt like i was overlooked for promotions that were given to men with less experience and lower performance.

    the lengthy phone greetings - clients were turned off when calling the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Expected to run the store almost single-handedly, never enough hours.

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    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at GameStop part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can look at video games all day.

    Cons

    Customer service is a trial, the company only really operates during the holiday season, otherwise it remains comatose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Employees underpayed average treatment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Suwanee, GA

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

    Pros

    Working around a video game genre

    Cons

    everything that comes to retails

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun environment, poor work life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, it's great to be able to sell video games and talk about things you are passionate about. The people you work with are great people.

    Cons

    Hours allotted to stores has always been low. This makes doing your operational tasks impossible to do within the allotted hours, forcing the store manager to work far more than the mandatory hours. Store associates are underpaid compared to the rest of the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is insulting when we are told how profitable the company is but we are given the minimum amount of hours the are given to stores. Be more mindful of issues such as these when dealing with the blood of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Pay, Poor Tactics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Nice environment to work in, nice benefits on purchases

    Cons

    the management is far from perfect. They play favorites alot. Also they do not tell you that corporate is going to lay you off for not working in awhile due to school. Hours are terrible and they expect you to work UNPAID AND OFF THE CLOCK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your ways. Some of the things you expect employees to do is unfair and illegal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Relaxed Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Chamblee, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Chamblee, GA

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

    Pros

    Very laid back. Entertaining. Great co-workers. Great discount. Great employee perks. Work is not hard at all. Easy interview process. Very hands on with the customers. First to know about new games and systems. Game rental policy.

    Cons

    Bad scheduling. Low-Pay. Very low overhead so not many hours. A Lot of tedious busy work when slow. Old computer systems. Company equipment (registers, card readers) would fail constantly. Black Friday always sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Marketing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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