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"Not the best place to work at."

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Current Employee - Analyst in Grapevine, TX
Current Employee - Analyst in Grapevine, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Can play video games while at work.

Cons

Very poor compensation with no bonus.

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Minimal training, minimal learning experiences, minimal accountability."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Madera, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Madera, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Laid back atmosphere
    - Checking out games to play
    - Discounts

    Cons

    - Pressure to sell memberships
    - Surveys surveys surveys
    - No guidance whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Remember to actually train everyone and follow up with employees from time to time.


  2. "Dull, disorganized, but it's a simple job."

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid on time.

    Cons

    For the flagship store, it looks rundown and badly put together. The same 20 minutes worth of data in the tv loops all day long, sometimes twice in a row blasting at a high volume. Like with all retail, you have to pester the customers and get an impossible amount of 'promotions' sold, or the managers will berate you. Few people buy promos at midtown Manhattan, it's all tourism.

    The system we used at the registers was archaic, we had problems with them at least once a day, and sometimes 3/4 of the computers would fail and we would have to restart them in the middle of a busy day. Overall, the inside of the store just looked grimy no matter how we tried to clean it.

    Your employee discount is also garbage, especially if you live at a high tax zone like NYC (nearly 9% tax). It's a 15% discount on all products. For example, a $59.99 new game would become $55.49 after the employee discount and tax application. So don't think you're working here for the employee discount, there isn't really one. "Oh, but you can buy Power Up Pro at $15 a year and you can get an additional 10% off for a total of 25% off." I don't buy used games because that doesn't support the publishers, so the PUP cards are irrelevant.

    Advice to Management

    Management probably does their best, corporate on the other hand could acknowledge when their design choice for a game store isn't working. It doesn't look clean cut like the Nintendo store, it looks like you're walking into a dungeon lined with empty game boxes.

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