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GameStop Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,484 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    Benefits were outstanding, yearly conferences, free goodies and lots of freedom to run your business. Great training programs and company support

    Cons

    Going the wrong way in the technology field. Unfortunately, that means high pressure to make sales goals. Pressuring customers to meet a sales goal was uncomfortable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Game Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Game Advisor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Get to be around video games all day

    Cons

    low pay, long holiday hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun but not what you would expect.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Burnsville, MN

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

    Pros

    Fun environment and coworkers. Nice dress code, very relaxed.

    Cons

    Horrible pay and growth for pay and hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't limit Game Advisors to such a small number of hours a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Seasonal Worker- Greeted customers and organized shelves

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

    Worked with good coworkers and is fun place to work

    Cons

    there will always be rude people

  6.  

    Senior Game Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere with generally low stress.

    Makes for a decent part-time job, with near full-time hours during the holiday seasons.

    Free rental of games for three days.

    Cons

    Very shallow hours during the off seasons.

    Nearly zero room for promotion.

    No compensation for selling game informer subscriptions and pre-orders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find solutions to help give part-time employees better hours.

    Try to find a way to compensate employees for selling game-informer subs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great if your not a manager.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Pros

    This was a great job part time.

    Cons

    But when it came to being a manager it was horrible. They never seem to care about management. This was my point of view. There were times when it was great but all in all wasn't great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better way to help store mangers. Know that yes its retail but there is only so much you can do in a day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great Job, Low Pay

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Reno, NV

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    Full benefits available
    Vast opportunity for growth within the company
    Great employee relations

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry average

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not the worst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Fun people, fun products, relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Long hours, unmotivated superiors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training on new initiatives, bring back store rankings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok, but could have been great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    10% discount, flexible work schedule, 90% of the time great atmosphere.

    Cons

    X-mas is crazy (as is most retail positions). Different stores have more hours than others so scheduling problems can arise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked during the Gamestop & EB buyout and merger a few years back. It was tough with so many stores closing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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