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"A frustrating example of doing things hard, not smart."

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Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Glendale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Glendale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at GameStop full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Generally good customers. You can try before you buy. It's easy to build relationships with customers because many of them are regulars.

Cons

A lot of tasks that could be simplified using easily available technology (such as scanners for inventory). Tasks make time management nearly impossible for higher traffic stores. Low traffic stores are not as difficult.

Advice to Management

Work on time management.

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun when you're still in high school but stunts your maturity."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GameStop part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    While I worked there, they offered discounts at Barnes and Noble. It was easy to get educated on the latest games and depending on coworkers can be fun.

    Cons

    To get a ahead it must be an unspoken rule that you help fire one other employee. After the jovial holiday season I noticed a lot of backstabbing at the store and soon even I was let go because of "concerns" that I wasn't doing my job to prevent job theft even though my register was always even. In reality coworkers were trying to eliminate competition for hours.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep too many employees through the holiday season. I was let go my first holiday season and brought back the second which was fine. But after working through that year I saw how everyone tried to get each other fired for better hours.


  2. "It has been a complete blast."

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    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are the best. They make each shift an enjoyable time to work.
    The manager is very understanding and helpful.
    Get to meet a lot of interesting people working there.
    The benefits you get as a gamer are amazing.

    Cons

    It is a very competitive environment to get hours.
    some customers are less than appreciative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

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