GameStop
2.7 of 5 1,201 reviews
www.gamestop.com Grapevine, TX 5000+ Employees

GameStop Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.7 1,201 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines

J. Paul Raines

(565 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The main benefit of working at Gamestop is because you love video games"
    in 185 reviews
  • "You get a discount on purchases, and you can check out games for four days"
    in 42 reviews
Cons:
  • "Unless you're upper management you will only get 4-10 hours a week at best"
    in 98 reviews
  • "You get paid just above minimum wage with the responsibility of a store manager"
    in 73 reviews
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    Good job but no career

    Game Advisor (Former Employee)
    Midland Park, NJ

    ProsFun environment
    Kind and cool staff
    Some cool benefits

    ConsLow pay
    Some rules are not followed all the time
    Sometimes the district managers can take control of a situation they are not particularly involved in

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember, its a game store. Keep it fun and for the customers and they'll keep coming back.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent entry level management

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Issaquah, WA

    ProsFREE STUFF! lots of promotional free video game stuff. Fun if you like gaming.

    ConsFor managers: pay too low, work long hours especially during holiday

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the manager set their own schedules, don't micromanage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Help Desk Analyst II (Former Employee)
    Grapevine, TX

    ProsPaid the bills, average benefits, close to home and it was a relaxed corporate environment

    ConsSalaries are below average,

    Advice to Senior ManagementRequest a larger budget and increase average salaries

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFun place to work considering it's all about video games

    ConsMicromanaging DMs. Employee turnover an issue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the SMs do their job and stop micromanaging.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun job if you love games.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCan be a enjoyable and job depending on your team and management.
    Works with school scheduling.
    You can move up pretty fast depending on need of higher ranking positions or performance.

    ConsVery short on hours for part-timers.
    No set amount of for any employee unless your a manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be shy with amount of hours given to employees. I remember my past managers always having trouble with scheduling because of the hour cap given per week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, great team, and definitely hectic during heavy hours.

    Game Advisor (Current Employee)
    Glendale, WI

    ProsGood team, fun people, and very gamer-centric. We know what to recommend because every single one of us plays a lot of video games.

    ConsMinimum wage, and very very involved. Definitely wouldn't recommend to someone that isn't a fan of console gaming.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPretty well done, but I think having more opportunities for advancement would be a great addition to your current employment structure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is a good learning experience in an over-indulgent marketing atmosphere.

    Senior Game Advisor (Current Employee)
    Augusta, GA

    ProsIt provides employees with an ability to be promoted quickly. Within three months, I went from a seasonal hire to an SGA (third key). Great discounts on pre-owned stuff. Flexible schedule and great work environment.

    ConsLow pay for the amount of tasks "mini" management has to do. You are lucky to be scheduled more than 20 hours on a regular basis. You have to be on call any time you aren't scheduled, if you're a key holder. Low staff numbers because they want to keep payroll budget vacuum sealed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pay or scheduling should be offered to key holders. Although you business model is great for the consumer and your P&L, it can be frustrating for employees who feel overwhelmed by the demands of corporate in regards to daily marketing, inventory, GSO tasks, emails, training, sales, pro memberships, reserves, and trades.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Time management skills required, and you must be able to consistantly suggest product such as reserves and pro cards.

    Game Advisor (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsHelp people get into the gaming community and nice people generally work there.

    ConsLow pay, almost disgracefully low hours just because of the higher ups are not giving stores the proper hours to function well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more pay, and allow for more hours per store.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun but not fun

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosdiscounts and work with video games

    Conslow pay , bad hours

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    Ehhhhhh

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe ability to take out free games, and learn about games if you are interested in the gaming world.

    ConsInefficient management. Management lacks true empathy and ability to empower employees. The company culture is very demoralizing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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