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"Very little creative control"

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bordentown, NJ
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bordentown, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

If you enjoy games and the game industry, it is a great place to interact with like minded people as customers.
There is a sense of satisfaction when you help a customer out, especially with kids who really seem appreciative of help.

Cons

Corporate pretty much dictates everything that goes on in the store.
Employees tend to shoulder the blame for things they have no control over, like trade in value.
Tedious inventory checks in the morning for seemingly random items.

Advice to Management

Give your store managers some more control over their stores. They see their customers daily, they know what they want. Don't be so rigid.

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. "Awful company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount on videogames, occasional access to marketing collectables

    Cons

    Bad company culture, no support from upper management, obscenely low pay, no employee appreciation, ludicrous demands for store ops e.g. 80 work hours for a seven day period to be spread across 2 ASMs, 2 SGAs, and 3 GAs. The daily work demanded by corporate should grant at least 135 in order to perform all of it. Complete disregard of policy by upper management. AWFUL product management. This is the only company I have ever worked for that sends entire boxes or product, 60+ games, that are physically broken and will not play but will still order employees to sell them. If the games are not sold or are marked as defective, the store/company takes a loss and the employee that does the work is at risk of losing their job.


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    "As Long As You Know What You're Getting Into"

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GameStop part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Being able to talk about video games all day
    *The off time reading of Joystiq, Kotaku, Gamasutra, Polygon, and Giant Bomb you would be doing anyway helps you at work.
    *15% discount
    *Work doesn't feel like "work" all the time.

    Cons

    *Sales quotas
    *Feeling undervalued
    *A lot to do in very little time
    *Working in a brick and mortar retail industry you can see gradually sunsetting.

    Advice to Management

    There are a little over 4000 stores in the continental USA, this is too many. We are diluting our brand and value, the shareholders want to see growth, but whats the point if its not sustainable? Lets cut 1/4 of our stores, and follow the Apple Store model, appearing to be extremely selective in who we hire, and investing heavily in those employees and our stores.

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