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"Great Environment, some hiccups with higher management"

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Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Athens, GA
Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Athens, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Compared with other retail jobs, the atmosphere and the people that you interact with are generally congenial and low-stress. Most people are happy to be shopping for video games, and most people who work in the store love games and helping customers with recommendations. The managers also recognize employees who work hard and try to improve the store beyond their normal duties, rewarding them with more hours and opportunities for advancement within the company.

Cons

The amount of hours to be divided among staff who work at a store can make it difficult to give everyone the hours that they want or need. It can also result in losing good employees because they need more hours to pay their bills. In my case, a regional manager's decision to reduce the store's employee hours resulted in my losing a promotion after I had been a keyholder for a while and quit the other part-time job I had used in combination with GameStop before the keyholder promotion. When that happened, I had to leave the company to get full-time employment.

Advice to Management

I would suggest that Regional Managers try to be sensitive to recent promotions and store employee hour ratios in their determination of hours per store.

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. "Terrible company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Belle Vernon, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Belle Vernon, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work some cool people and video games

    Cons

    High turnover rate, forces you to hound/annoy customers, no hours, poor pay

    Advice to Management

    My hours over the course of about a year and a half working there were continually cut from over 30 hours a week down to 15 or less a week. This after I was promoted to the management team. They force you to hound and pester every customer that walks in the door. They treat you poorly. The employees take all the blame for their failing business model. Managers are being fired left and right due to them trying to downsize. In the year and a half that I worked there, I had 2 different store managers and 2 different assistant managers. I worked with over 15 different people due to people constantly quitting or getting fired every couple months. I would not suggest to anyone to apply there. Worst company I've ever worked for.


  2. "awesome company if you want to grow in retail"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst II in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    high commitment to gaming
    great career opportunities

    Cons

    hard work and tough hours at times

    Advice to Management

    keep pushing forward on digital and mobile

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