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"One of the worst job experiences of my life."

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Duluth, GA
Former Employee - Store Manager in Duluth, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Few. If you are a gamer, then the checkout policy and the employee discount policy are nice. Access to industry news and information is also good.

Cons

Gamestop fundamentally fails to understand either work/life balance or the concept of employee safety. In most stores, employees spend large amounts of time working alone in a business that consistently runs a high risk of robbery and burglary. The staffing model is such that Store Managers must constantly be at work, since corporate does not allocate enough payroll to the stores to provide proper staffing. I don't know how Gamestop avoids running afoul of federal overtime guidelines, since they have salaried managers working more than half of their time in non-management tasks.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "video games is supposed to be fun???????? hmmm"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees at the store level. fun, entertaining environment in which to work.

    Cons

    from 2005 until 2010 compensation package was drastically reduced. the first was company cars gone w/ very little or no compensation at all. The bonus structure was very impressive in '05 but was reduced not so gradually over the next five years. then the bonus payout was cut in half while upper mgmt still received their massive compensation. Constantly chasing the stock value which results in trying all forms of promotions while sticking with none. The payroll all the while being reduced and expectations increased. In 5 years went through 3 CEO's and 4 presidents not to mention the constant turnover of other upper mgmt. Says alot about the company's stability.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the lip service of saying stores rule unless you are going to listen to the overall message being sent from the store level. Create a plan of action then stick to it for a period of time to allow it to be successful.


  2. "Not Bad"

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    Current Employee - Game Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Game Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Energetic, fast paced, laid back, minus during the Holiday Season. Real good relationship with co-workers and you get to rent games for free. I enjoyed it while it lasted.

    Cons

    It's not a bad place to work, but it's like any other retail job where customers and quotas haunt your movements. If you have any sense of OCD, don't apply, watching customers wreck a display you've just pieced together will bring tears to your eyes. Also, while it's better than a credit card, you still have to promote a card. You usually deal with customers who have no background on video games none the less electronic basics, so prepare for a lot of stupid questions and comments.

    Advice to Management

    After the second week of working, we associates pretty much have everything nailed. It's retail, not brain surgery. You do not have to tether train the n00bs.

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