GameStop Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Helpful (1)

    Good Job no HOURS!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to talk gaming and keep up with the newest stuff. Pretty good discounts as well.... good for a true part time job.

    Cons

    Don't expect to pay your rent from this job. It doesnt give out many hours to make a decent wage.

    Advice to Management

    Relinquish a few responsibilities and let employees gain a few more hours.


  2. Game advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, 15% off preowned games and accesories, 9.00per hour

    Cons

    Do not make commission and not many hours


  3. Game advisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Bronx, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to try out new releases which is awesome if you are a gamer, your customers and you share a common interest so it's easy to relate and understand to the consumers needs and wants

    Cons

    Holidays are extremely demanding nothing really negative if you are a gamer though you will love the job

    Advice to Management

    To be more supportive towards their employees and to give props for motivation more often


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  5. Sell people games

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    15% discount, you can check out games, pretty cool people, etc.

    Cons

    Discount doesn't apply to consoles, and low start pay.


  6. You get what you put in.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richton Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richton Park, IL

    I worked at GameStop (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    A very stable and enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    Big game opening nights are pretty hectic.


  7. Store Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Meridian, MS
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Meridian, MS

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The key is for you to have a good District Manager in order for advancement. Very team oriented. Good benefits with a successful store great bonuses. I love the company.

    Cons

    Some areas are diluted with stores, which can spread out sales. Which causes smaller bonuses.


  8. Helpful (5)

    My Time at Gamestop

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional
    Former Employee - Regional

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Amazing group of DMs and RD to work with.
    -Reimbursements on all employee expenses (within reason)
    -Travel
    -Free goodies at both conferences
    -Great people
    -Working with passionate Store Managers

    Gamestop has plans to sustain themselves and to be honest, it looked great at the time. I believe that they will continue to be successful.

    Cons

    The cons from my side was the endless micro managing from my trainer at the time. Always calling me - weekends included to see if I had done my work. The weekends are for me unless there is an emergency. I was never really applauded when I did something correct but was ALWAYS told I did something wrong when I did.

    I wasn't a store manager but I did feel for them at times. As someone in a regional position, I thought it was unfair that Store Managers worked longer and sometimes harder than we did. They do not get paid enough for the work they put in and for those of you still there, I applaud you. Stay passionate, continue to work hard and good things will come to you whether that is at Gamestop or somewhere else, I promise you!

    Advice to Management

    My immediate manager was the best manager I EVER worked for. Whoever has that man as a director is extremely lucky. ALL management should be as transparent as possible.


  9. Great Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours. Good pay. Nice environment. Attentive and appreciative coworkers and management.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can say about the place that was terrible to me.


  10. Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, AL

    I worked at GameStop

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great employees, Clean work area

    Cons

    Pay was low for the tasks and responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Balance pay with work responsibilities


  11. Excellent But Watch Out For Scams

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Games
    Pretty Good Customer Service
    Friendly Employees

    Cons

    The Inflated Price of Games
    Some Employees do not know much about games
    A few employees can be ditzy

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you're employees know what they are talking about please.



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