GameStop Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Great place to work if you're into video games (in 221 reviews)

  • Were able to check out games so it was easy to learn about the products we were selling so we can give customers our personal reviews (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • Repeated upper management changes (in 128 reviews)

  • No work life balance at all whatsoever (in 42 reviews)

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  1. You get what you put in.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richton Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richton Park, IL

    I worked at GameStop (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A very stable and enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    Big game opening nights are pretty hectic.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Solid job for some spending money, but not to live on.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Rosemont, IL

    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

    -Solid Discount -Work with Games -Meet interesting people

    Cons

    -Poor hours unless you're an ASM -Always being scolded -Not a job you can live off on, better for Teens. -EXTREMELY hard to move up.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyable place to work

    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Was hired on as part-time seasonal. It's an enjoyable place to work, good vibes, and can get pretty hectic around the Christmas season. Midnight releases were always entertaining. Don't know much about corporate management but I never saw any rash decisions happening at the store level which leads me to believe they have their heads on straight.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great, would have liked more hours during the non- holiday season. Knowledge in current or up and coming game releases can be difficult to keep up on for part-time employees. Required to make an up-sell quota for subscriptions and reserves.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Gamer Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Waukegan, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Perfect management! Loved the customers who would ask about a game! And the hours were awesome!

    Cons

    One manager hit on me so much I quit!

    Advice to Management

    Don't hit on employees!


  6. Solution Selling at it's finest

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Free videogames -Fun Atmosphere -Full benefits & 401k

    Cons

    -Work weekends -Very Competitve among peers -Cliques in the District

    Advice to Management

    If you love helping and educating customers, training employees, and providing excellent customer service with strong sales skills, it's a fun place to be. You get to build lasting relationships with your regular customers. District Managers aren't much help unless your a brown-noser will to feed their egos. Your usually left alne to run your store as you see fit.


  7. meh

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    Current Employee - SMM in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - SMM in Mount Prospect, IL

    I have been working at GameStop (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, easy to advance to store manager

    Cons

    hard to advance beyond store manager


  8. Helpful (1)

    Awesome.

    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at GameStop (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best Job I Ever Had.

    Cons

    There Were No Cons. Sorry.


  9. Nice first job.

    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Dolton, IL
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Dolton, IL

    I have been working at GameStop (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Customers get to check out games for free.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Some stats are unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Fight to get more hours for employees.


  10. Not the worst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Fun people, fun products, relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Long hours, unmotivated superiors

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training on new initiatives, bring back store rankings


  11. Helpful (1)

    It's a descent job to start out with when you're sixteen or seventeen but after that I would move on to something else.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at GameStop part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some pros are if you enjoy video games, then it's a game way to meet people with the Assamese interest and you get a little bit of a discount.

    Cons

    Some cons are not very good pay but it's a great first job to see experience what the working world is like.

    Advice to Management

    A little vp it higher pay would be nice.



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