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"Fun, but hard to move up"

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Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in West Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in West Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at GameStop part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Fun work environment
Fast pace and always changing

Cons

Moving upward in the company is difficult, even with a bachelor's degree

Advice to Management

Promote overqualified employees that work hard and have high sales numbers

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Lost in the Past, Stubbornly Refusing to Look to the Future"

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    Current Employee - Manager (Corporate) in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Manager (Corporate) in Grapevine, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GameStop full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Low-stress environment most of the time
    -Very smart coworkers who really try to do the right thing
    -Generally secure employment (not prone to doing many layoffs... ever)
    -Occasionally get to demo hot games well before they're released

    Cons

    -Very silo'd organization filled with territorial bickering and politics
    -Few opportunities for advancement without moving to entirely different parts of the company
    -Extremely top-heavy organization with more chiefs than indians
    -Ignoring growth markets like online, mobile etc to focus entirely on existing brick & mortar stores because they're cheaper in the short-term and they don't face a strong competitor
    -Lack of corporate vision or communication. Feels like there's no real definition of "win" at any point beyond "sell more units"

    Advice to Management

    Accept that the company needs to get past traditional retail and be willing to truly invest in emerging markets. It'll be tough because it means GameStop will have to face real competitors for the first time in years, but it's necessary to be ready to keep up with the overall industry as things change over the next decade.

    Also, fix the internal communication problem. The ONLY time I hear anything from senior management/executives on the direction or state of the company is during one annual half-day townhall event. The rest of the year, there's no single drum beat the entire company is marching to. Everyone is just chasing their individual initiatives, and the result is a confused, inefficient mess. Leadership needs to lead, and a key part of that is communicating.


  2. "Good Part-Time Job"

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent employee discount, generally great co-workers, able to check out games, generally fun and relaxed work environment, able to discuss games with customers.

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive, Managers often has unrealistic sales goals, hours are often limited.

    Advice to Management

    Less focus on subscription and reservation numbers and more focus on good customer service.

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