GameStop Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. Game Stop

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Anaheim, CA

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

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

    Pros

    15% discount, good benefits, flexible hours, team environment

    Cons

    Pay not as good as other retailers, only room for advancement to a certain extent


  2. Low pay, Easy work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Easy work if you know what to do

    Cons

    Low pay, Low discount, bad customers

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to improve store and teams


  3. Employee

    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The least of the retail evils because you're in the gaming community.

    Cons

    The retail environment is stressful as for all retail jobs.


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  5. Senior Game Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you love video game, you get to be up to date on whats going on in the biz.

    Cons

    -Hours -Non flexibility -Do not value employees -Not compensated for amount of work -No room for growth -Stress from Sales -Lots of pressure for performance

    Advice to Management

    You need to value your employees for the hard work that they do. They only take care of the upper management people and forget about the people who hold down the store front.


  6. games

    Current Contractor - Game Designer in Northridge, CA
    Current Contractor - Game Designer in Northridge, CA

    I have been working at GameStop as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    anything that pays good, thats pretty much it.

    Cons

    when holidays are not off


  7. Not worth applying to unless you don't actually need a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Santa Ana, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Working with fellow gamers/ nerds Helping people find the perfect game whether it be a gift for someone else or themselves Easily making friends with fellow employees

    Cons

    I wasn't allowed a break or lunch. You are allowed to walk to the storage room to eat real quick and head back to the floor. GameStop has been sued multiple times for not allowing their employees proper breaks and lunches. You may get one four hour shift during peak season because GameStop always over hires.

    Advice to Management

    Warn people who come in searching for a living wage to apply somewhere else. Let them know that this job is more of a side job rather than an actual employment opportunity from the start rather than having them waste their time while bills go unpaid in false hope.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A Friendly Environment

    Former Employee - Cashier in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Valencia, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GameStop has a very friendly environment. Everyone helps each other with different tasks throughout the day such as stocking video games on the shelves or completing a sale.

    Cons

    I do not feel that there are any cons at working at GameStop. Everyday seemed better than the before because everyone worked together.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management, they are doing everything fine so far. Management was very nice and helpful whenever I talked to them.


  9. Poor management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Game Advisor in Whittier, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Game Advisor in Whittier, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great potential, customers are great, games are a booming business.

    Cons

    Poor management, sales driven in a way that customer service is often lost, not enough training.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what each is worth accordingly! Treat and promote employees based on their performance, no favoritism! (This is not a union!)


  10. Fun environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at GameStop (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to talk video games all day Game releases are a ton of fun

    Cons

    Corporate micromanages EVERYTHING The amount of info you have to throw at every customer is insane


  11. Ex ASM

    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at GameStop

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If your passionate about video games you'll love.it.and the people you work with can make it fun and enjoyable

    Cons

    The upper management can be a deal breaker and some of the things they say can contradict what they want you to do

    Advice to Management

    Don't pick favorites.



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