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"One step forward, two steps back."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Alpharetta, GA
Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Alpharetta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Mostly young staff, good discounts, sometimes fun customers, inside industry news and knowledge, fast-paced environment, relaxed dress code, flexible hours.

Cons

Schedule based on performance, pressure from management to make hard sales, handling dirty used games and consoles, sales model based on pure profit from customers.

Advice to Management

GameStop has virtually no competition, it makes all of it's money from used game sales. Quit pressuring customers for sales and provide a boutique-style experience in the store to make them comfortable and keep them coming back. Recognize when an employee works hard and not just employees who sell hard using dirty tactics used by management.

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. "Aggrevating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Sherman, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    PROS
    Employee discount, product check-out policy and fellow employees/store-level management. Customers are easy to work with and it's fun to work in your hobby.

    Cons

    CONS
    Low wages, inconsistent business model, unfair recognition policies and unrealistic sales/promotion expectations. Too many employees means an inconsistent and unfair distribution of the low hours allotted to the store, which is constantly understaffed and unable to meet customer expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Start using customer feedback and customer service abilities to gauge employees instead of pre-order sales and reservations. Have senior management become more involved in local operations by seeing day-to-day operations to manage expectations and properly evaluate store performance. Provide perks to employees that perform well instead of just managers (free games, promotions, etc.). Some store managers corall all the items for themselves instead of farming it out to their performers.


  2. "This is why people go to college"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The discount. The hours were also good.

    Cons

    Customers Customers Customers. Inept Management. Horrible corporate managers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on customer service, do not ignore your employees.

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