GameStop Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. If you like Games work here.

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    Current Employee - Junior Sales Advisor in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Junior Sales Advisor in Woodbury, MN

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    You get to know everything about games. They do actually pay you on time every two weeks. The atmosphere is generally relaxed. 10% store discount. First dibs on Pre-orders.

    Cons

    Pay is lacking.
    Not a lot of room to move up. In the 3 years I worked there, I had three different managers, who had not worked in with Video games before. I outlasted them all as a Jr. Sales adviser before I quit.
    You will work with others who may or may not be obsessed with video games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more Jr, Slaes associates move up in ranks instead of hiring for leadership from outside sources. There wasn't much leadership coaching, you either do your job well or you don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Sales person

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Charles, LA

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

    Pros

    Good. Environment Nice and helpful love video games and working with video game

    Cons

    Can't find tha right system of game ring up the wrong thing or don't b polite to tha. Customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. It's games but remember it's also retail

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great if you like games, interacting with people, an easy job, flexible hours, and not too much stress

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage, climbing up the ladder can be very difficult, some customers are dumb but you have to put up with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Hard work and flexibility mixed with ability will get you far if you can play the game.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    It is a fun industry dealing with a fun product. You can have a hand in shaping people's lives with how you develop them. It is very fast paced and there is always something to do. If you perform well, the compensation is relatively nice. If you have the right supervisor, they will really help develop you. The upper management really knows what they are doing so this company will be around for at least 10 years or more.

    Cons

    The company values are good but don't always translate down to middle management. When you are new, the hours are easily over 55 per week and with a lower starting wage this can burn people out quickly. Your supervisors can make or break your time and promotability. If you are not a self-motivated person with the ability to train yourself it can be difficult. The pace of change is extremely fast so there is no time to practice new things before just doing them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that your core values and beliefs are held by the middle management of district and regional managers otherwise you will lose a lot of talent at the store level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Fun at first, but keep looking for another job and leave when you find it

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in American Canyon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in American Canyon, CA

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

    -Easy Job to do without needing any experience
    -Nice perks
    -ok benefits

    Cons

    -Hours suck
    -Pay suck
    -Management wants employees to be cutthroat but don't compensate
    -Management tends to be very lazy and again they don't compensate for work done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Its alright

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop

    Pros

    It's a laid back job and small talk with other gamers is enjoyable

    Cons

    It gets repetitive, it basically is like being a librarian for games and the TV ads that they have in stores get annoying after day 2.

  8. Standard Part-Time Retail

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    Current Employee - Game Advisor
    Current Employee - Game Advisor

    I have been working at GameStop

    Pros

    Fun environment depending on coworkers, as are most retail jobs. Easy job, almost anyone who can talk to a stranger can do this job with ease.

    Cons

    Often forced to care about arbitrary numbers that don't impact your pay at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be compelling with your subordinates. DO NOT complain down the ladder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Ok company, Decent pay.

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Getting 15% discount if your a gamer is a definite pro.

    Cons

    Sloppy management bad policies bad work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees understand policies better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. What should be a fun place to work, but "empowered leadership" really means micromanaged.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Game checkouts, employee discount, occasional incentive programs- probably the easiest job a young person can have.

    Cons

    -GameStop tries to run every store exactly the same. From merchandising to staffing etc, unfortunately I've never been in a gamestop that has been identical to another gamestop
    - non exempt managers

    Positive Outlook
  11. Gstop

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    Current Employee - Multi Channel in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Multi Channel in Grapevine, TX

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

    Pros

    good benefits. low turnover.

    Cons

    same people since 1995. Don't care about the individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop keeping people around who aren't good for the company. Its business. your long time employees are holding you back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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