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GameStop Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
1,495 Reviews
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1,495 Reviews
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GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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    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.  

    Excellence!

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

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of games, great customers!

    Cons

    Need more competitive salary incentives for hourly employees.

  3.  

    Admission process- long

    Work- easy and fun

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor
    Former Employee - Game Advisor

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

    It gives a chance to do what you love and express your knowledge and love of games to customers.

    Cons

    There is a somewhat rapidly changing culture, Part-timers got only 4-10 hours per week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

    Fun work environment and great people

    Cons

    Nothing is really a con except maybe you really have to know someone to get into this company.

  6.  

    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.  

    Great Job; Great Employees; Horrible Company Moral

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Levittown, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Levittown, NY

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

    Pros

    Associates are awesome
    It's a fun job
    Customers are easy to make fun of
    Pay is decent

    Cons

    Highly competitive entry
    Hours are hard to adjust

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LOVE YOU GREG HAUSER <3

    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great college job

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, 15%/25% off new/pre-owned games (not systems), game rentals, plenty of locations.

    Cons

    Next to impossible to move beyond Store Management position. Midnight launches complicate schedules. Holiday season (November and December couldn't be any more stressful).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback for ALL employees from upper management. Better pay for Assistants and Senior Game Advisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good job for young person

    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Easy non-challenging job, perfect for young or first time job and a plus if a gamer.

    Cons

    Not too much space too grow. Easy to be promoted to store manager but from their it's pretty stagnant.

  10.  

    Fun

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    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
  11.  

    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

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