GameStop Reviews in Grapevine, TX

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
1,363 Reviews
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Pros
  • We know what to recommend because every single one of us plays a lot of video games (in 213 reviews)

  • Simple repetitive tasks and the ability to check out games for a short time (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Unless you're upper management you will only get 4-10 hours a week at best (in 124 reviews)

  • Work / Life balance is not important, only delivery of moving targets (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    great company to work for with great leadership and team environment

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    Former Employee - DC Intern in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - DC Intern in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at GameStop as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good team environment and management

    Cons

    lacked hands on development.... allowed me to grow on my own but no real effort to teach me the ropes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    development training for employees seeking advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced and aggressive, work life balance, professional development and advancement are not priorities.

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    Former Employee - IT in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - IT in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at GameStop full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun people and interesting work. Lateral mobility is encouraged.

    Cons

    The future of the gaming industry is bleak and new ventures are not being properly managed.While management is aware of the problem of an increasing market share in a dwindling market, new ventures are not profitable.
    The entrepreneurial spirit which was once prevalent has been replaced with heavy overhead and technical debt.
    Work / Life balance is not important, only delivery of moving targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good management team

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

    I worked at GameStop as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Managers were reasonable, listened well, accessible.

    Cons

    If contracting, assume you be released just before the contract ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very challenging, but it was a great way to gain experience.

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

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

    Pros

    opportunity to learn, fun enviorment, free games

    Cons

    very stressful, not allot of room to grow, very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a better career growth plan. People have to leave to make more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Gamestop is a fun environment to work in.

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administratior in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administratior in Grapevine, TX

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

    Pros

    Gamestop has a friendly working environment with open communication from management.

    Cons

    It's very hard to get a pay raise in the IT department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take reviews more serious and try to stay more competitive with salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Gained valuable work experience but ultimately I needed to find a better position.

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

    I worked at GameStop full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    GameStop gave me valuable work experience that other companies will desire. Allowed me to work with a lot great people.

    Cons

    Compensation was well below industry standards. Corporate offices were very cramped and lacked sufficient parking. Company didn't spend a lot of money improving the building or on amenities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work on improving employee morale and reducing personnel turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice casual environment, LOTS of politics

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

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

    Pros

    You can wear jeans every day. The people here care about their work. You can talk to anyone, even the upper management supports an open door policy.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics that impact the teams at play. The walk from the parking lot is long and in the heat / rain / wind and your car will not have much shade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not terrible, not amazing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at GameStop full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, fair amount of transparency from executive teams, good benefits for salaried employees, lots of potential for moving around departments if desired, lots of PTO once tenure is gained, lots of options to transfer if you need to change location

    Cons

    Lower than industry average pay, minimal benefits for hourly employees, changes are often made quickly without adequate communication, convoluted health benefits, regular layoffs and store closings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Political, but better than some

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Grapevine, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to sell "fun"

    Cons

    Very political; lacks broad focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop playing games with people's careers, and start focusing on increasing profit for the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent employer, terrible raises

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at GameStop full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great schedule at the corporate office

    Cons

    Almost impossible to move up, and the raises are small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people based on promises and promote based on performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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