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GameStop Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
89 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.  

    Gstop

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    Current Employee - Multi Channel in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Multi Channel in Grapevine, TX

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits. low turnover.

    Cons

    same people since 1995. Don't care about the individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop keeping people around who aren't good for the company. Its business. your long time employees are holding you back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    This place was good before it went to hell.

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Agent in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Agent in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

    The pay was very good, it's much better than best buy.
    Your training was very easy
    Associates are nice which makes the job easy

    Cons

    People will make you mad but you can keep your cool.
    You can never know your schedule until a couple days before your week starts.
    The boss treats you nice, but you know he doesn't like you, Gamestop is always coming up with an excuse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people second chances when they work in a corporate position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Game Advisor

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    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, relaxed environment, customers are enjoyable, employee discount, relaxed uniform, get to check out games, you learn a lot

    Cons

    Minimum wage and very little hours, goals for upselling, can be stressful during the holiday, constantly having to organize, answer repetitive questions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fun place to work, No career track or growth outlook.

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Grapevine, TX

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

    Pros

    Its Gamestop, lots of game perks, health and fitness awareness and access to gaming world

    Cons

    Gamestop has a reputation for being slave driver. 60-75 hrs weeks 6-7 days a week is not uncommon. Business units operate in silos. Management does not reward for hard work and dedicated tireless service. Company has open door policy but lots of "secrets". They keep middle management out of the loop of what is going on in the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent, Provide more feedback regarding company and look for and reward hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Cool Stuff With Poor Pay

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    Former Employee - SGA in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - SGA in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    Great employee discounts and advantages for new title releases and consoles. Fun environment and very nice co-workers. Great first time experience into retail world. Small stores with generally smaller stocks.

    Cons

    Poor pay, with little invective for employees to want to move up the chain of command. High demand on selling memberships, which used to be free....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's a typical sales job with minimum wage salary but fun employees and product.

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    Former Employee - SGA in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - SGA in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    It's great if you're a hard core gamer. There are flexible hours and access to new games. It's a good first job

    Cons

    The expectations are too high for the low pay and you have to work holidays. They are pretty consistently understaffed and that can be stressful when closing and opening the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish you would have had more conferences that lower status employees could attend for learning experiences. It would have been great to have incentives to encourage sales, and ability to turn down games that will likely not resale or are already overstocked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Game Advisor

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    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    -game check out and discounts
    -free cool lanyards
    -new arrivals
    -early info

    Cons

    -very little pay (min. wage)
    -limited hours
    -standing throughout the whole shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please increase the pay. We do and deal with too much to just earn minimum wage!

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    Fast paced great for young professionals

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

    I learned allot. Got to work in a variety of departments.

    Cons

    No work life balance. High pressure environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Grow your people instead of looking at the outside and paying them more to know less.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Corporate Leadership

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Grapevine, TX

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working at the corporate office has been an excellent experience. There is no perfect workplace, but GameStop does a great job in striving to provide the best work environment possible.
     - Fun atmosphere while creating an unrelenting emphasis on providing the best possible solution to our internal customers.
     - GameStop is an incredible corporate giver. We have multiple ways to give to the community through the Ronald McDonald House, Make a Wish, and support of our veterans.
     - The company really does care about the employees.
     - The ability for career progression. I've seen several employees promoted from within.

    Cons

    For me it's location... 25 mile drive to and from work. However, it's worth the drive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication up about the strategy of the company. For corporate office employees, it would probably help to remove the 90 day delay for benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible hours.

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    Current Employee - Gamestop Sales Associate in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Gamestop Sales Associate in Garland, TX

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

    Pros

    Can borrow games, for 4 days, I have nice coworkers and a great boss, the place is very small and cute.

    Cons

    I get terrible hours. All of my coworkers with the same title as me, a GA, get under 10 hours a week. I got 5½ this week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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