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"Not a bad gig if you're using it as a financial supplement while in school or have a second job."

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

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

Pros

The hours and scheduling are very flexible. You will also meet a lot of cool people, at least if you are in to anything remotely related to video games. I was lucky enough to have wonderful people to work with, whom I still consider friends.

Cons

The hours are horrible. If you are not at least an assistant manager, do not count on consistent hours. Corporate seems to cut hour allocation per store more and more each year, expecting miracles of assistant and store managers alike. The pay would be fine if the workload was not increased exponentially per promotion. That said, the store managers certainly do not make what they are worth. The rate of promotion is rather sporadic as well. Due to the influx of outside hiring of individuals from chains like Blockbuster and the already small employee force per store, it could take one between three months to two years before an opening for the simplest promotion is available.

Advice to Management

Store managers should tread lightly on corporate's recommended amount of holiday hires. We simply hired three extra people this past holiday season and each person never received more than a twenty hour work week during the peak of the season. District managers simply need to be more realistic with store goals and expectations since so many cuts have been made.

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. "Very Satisfying"

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    Current Employee - Game Advisor
    Current Employee - Game Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back workplace, helpful coworkers, flexible schedule, incentive based (my store did an mvp of the week based on performance on subs and pre-orders)

    Cons

    lots of things to push on every customer (pur, pres, surveys, upsells)

    Advice to Management

    ask store managers for some of their ideas. i worked for five months before someone even mentioned our area manager, he came in later that day.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, great place to work, but not to grow. Too much friction to new ideas."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GameStop full-time

    Pros

    Relatively low stress, great people, flexible hours. Cash rich, debt free, solid market. In-house cafeteria with pretty good food.

    Cons

    Unexplainable gulf between everyday employees and upper management. Seems to be zero articulated Vision from the top beyond "sell stuff". Offices are built into a warehouse, very few windows, sloppy cubicles, sloppy dressed employees (jeans, t-shirts everyday), a lot of non-commitment and "maybe someday".

    Advice to Management

    Walk around and meet your people, proactively. And regularly. Find out what's going on in the online retail world and pursue it instead of hiding from it.

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