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"Great and friendly"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Interact with customers and building a relationship with customers, Working as a team to achieve optimal sales.

Cons

Low advancement opportunities, time to time dealing with unfriendly customers.

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. "Started out great, increasingly disappointing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, always something new going on, Great for those looking for experience in retail. Lots of upward mobility to a point.

    Cons

    The culture of the company became increasingly more hostile over time. The focus on sales figures at this point is to an extreme supplanting all other factors. They also don't seem to understand the individual needs of their stores very well.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot create generic comparisons of stores in entirely different markets, and expect them to perform the same.


  2. "Probably depends on the store"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor
    Former Employee - Game Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with were great people (not including the store manager).
    Able to rent games for up to 4 days.
    The discounts are, at a maximum, okay.

    Cons

    Although I liked my store manager in small doses, it was still terrible.
    Every day, I felt like my job was on the line and was constantly harassed about selling more things.
    IF YOU THINK THIS JOB WILL BE GOOD BECAUSE IT INVOLVES GAMES, TAKE A STEP BACK AND THINK FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS.
    Even though you engage in conversation with customers about video games, that's only 98% of the job and what really matters with this company. You are there to SELL things.
    Every time you check out a customer, you are told to ask if they want a power up card, a pre-order, or if they want a game pre-owned if the game is new.
    Why? This company makes most of their money on this. When you trade in a game, they put it back on the shelf for more than double the price. That's pure profit and it's not fair.
    If you don't sell enough power ups, or pre-orders, be prepared to have someone standing behind you and breathe down your neck.
    THERE IS NO COMMISSION.
    No one should be that stressed out when they're working for a minimum wage position.

    Maybe I just ended up at the wrong store.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so aggressive towards employees in their sales. Encouragement should be used, not the current approach.
    One approach could be giving commission, even if it's just a little.
    Crack down on harassment at work, including on the higher job ranking people.

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