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Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at GameStop

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting, engaging, genre specific, it definitely helps if you like games, a generally fun place to work

    Cons

    Demanding, sometimes events happen without game advisors being informed, a few other minor things not worth much mention

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling should possibly be addressed, as in helping employees find out what their schedules are easier. I certainly had difficulty with that and ended up having to go into the store at the start of each week to ask what my hours were


  2. Bleh

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop part-time

    Pros

    discounts, cool people to work with, game sign outs

    Cons

    Dealing with customers, getting numbers, constant change in management.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager of GameStop

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

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

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with, customers are also gamers that u can relate to, always something to keep busy

    Cons

    Not enough labor, can work alone for 6+ hours, serialized trade-ins can take 20+min, corporate can give more required projects than possible, small staff means harder to find coverage or extra help.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to get overwhelmed, try to keep things organized as you go or things can quickly become chaotic, bring food with you (especially when opening) because you will rarely be able to leave the building.


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  5. Fun place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

    Fun place to work if your into gaming. That was my favorite part of this specific job. Also very flexible in general.

    Cons

    No cons at all if you like gaming! I really have nothing bad at all to talk about in this review.


  6. Helpful (1)

    I love my job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Toms River, NJ
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Toms River, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    -The customers are great and love games as much as you do! -25% off pre-owned games, 15% off pre-owned consoles -Rent any game -Great opportunities to meet fellow gamers

    Cons

    -Not many hours unless you are a Key Holder/In a manager position -Long time on your feet -Rude customers


  7. Wonderful Company To Start At

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop full-time

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

    Pros

    Gain experience, rapid promotion based on competency, SOME creative control

    Cons

    Long hours, you are a martyr for customers to throw stones (complaints and insults) at.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with taking away rankings. Rankings are so fully ingrained into retail culture that I predict you will bring them back within 1-2 years.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fun for a time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Shreveport, LA

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

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

    Pros

    Games!, interacting with gamers, going to conference, networking with other companies to do big events

    Cons

    District management and above, corp didn't care about the workers in stores, payroll was always low but expectations was always high. You will work more than 44 hours a week if you care about your store because the payroll hurt it overall.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Could be better/Could be worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun talking to customers Borrow and discounts games promote from within if you can sell you can make it in gamestop

    Cons

    Not enough coverage in the mornings can be dangerous Management only cares about numbers and not customer service Very stressful at times


  10. Great environment in-store, HOWEVER ...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Daytona Beach, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Depending on who you work with, great in-store atmosphere. If you love gaming, you'll fit right in with the clientele -- most of the time. See Cons. Great perks for employees (check-out system, employee discount can be combined with PURP discount).

    Cons

    Upper management seems unwilling to support entry-level staff. Hours are hard to come by (or were in my district) for people in my position. Not for people without other sources of income or facing real bills (i.e. living alone and paying all of their own expenses). If you work here as a woman, prepare for your clientele to treat you like garbage.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring fewer GAs for more hours rather than keeping five GAs at 10 hours per week or less. Develop policies to protect female-identified workers from suffering abuse from clientele. Overall I loved my time with this company but if I were to look for a new retail position I'm not sure I would go back to any other GameStop location but my original, without these changes.


  11. GameStop is a great company to work for. Great environment and it's awesome to talk about games in exchange for money!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment. Easy jobs. Get to talk about games all day. Make customers happy when you know what you're talking about. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for promotion. Sometimes get angry customers. Hourly wages for Game Advisors is low and hard to get raises.



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