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"A hellish experience."

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Milledgeville, GA
Former Employee - Store Manager in Milledgeville, GA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Free game checkouts, occasional free games given by vendors, decent work environment, good benefits, set your own schedule with some limitations.

Cons

Too much work to do and not enough help. Constantly counting inventory with category counts and counting wall facings. The counts are to be done before opening at 10:00 A.M. but it's not possible. There is a strict limit on payroll hours so you don't have time to do everything because you have no help.

Advice to Management

Increase payroll hours for the stores and it will probably help with the attrition. I saw a half-dozen managers go before I did.

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. "The bar is set high for sales goals, but not unreasonable. Want to progress? Sales, reservations, and PowerUp members."

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Adviser in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Adviser in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is honestly a fun place to work, if you work with the right people. My store manager and fellow associates are considered my friends after three years of working there. It all depends which store and district you work in. If senior management is good, your job will be a dream. You can get dental and health benefits for a small price. The schedule is structured to be flexible, as all employees are considered part-time except for the Assistant and Store manager. If you show consistent performance for more than a year, you can easily be promoted, if your District manager does his job and recognizes hard work.

    Cons

    There will be a lack of hours if your sales are not stellar. Other stores can have really incompetent, rude, or just plain lazy and crooked management. This results in poor performance as a store, and you will not be working much. Luckily, it is actually up to you whether or not you do good, and subsequently whether you work two days a week, or near full-time. If you get hired for "holiday," your job is not guaranteed unless you show you're a real salesman, and not just someone looking for a paycheck. Then you will be hired on permanently.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your sales associates! My Store manager is amazing at his job, and is dedicated, but others I've worked with just don't seem to care. Hold meetings to get the goals needed for the store, and be positive. Don't chastise someone if they're having a less-than-stellar week. Constructive criticism, and reinforcement is the key.


  2. "A good place to work during High School"

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to rent out games from the store and get employee discounts on video games and accessories (sorry no consoles). You can talk to co-workers and customers about video games all day long.

    Cons

    Performance is not recognized pay wise. No matter how well you do on getting your subs and reservations you still get the same amount for a raise as everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Start compensating your hard working employees!

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