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"Excellent for part time, not so much for full time"

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

GameStop has a very flexible schedule for students. There are health insurance benefits available at all levels. Promotion is almost entirely done from within. Assistant managers receive competitive pay and benefits.

Cons

GameStop does not guarantee a minimum amount of hours for anyone who is below the assistant manager level. Store managers are encouraged to work about 60 hours a week with no extra compensation.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Warm Bodies"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Video games, free video game check-outs (rentals), lots of freebies associated with Gamestop's annual conference for store managers.

    Cons

    Working 70 hours a week during the holidays, working alone, not enough hours allocated to running the store effectively, not enough time to take lunch breaks or quick rest breaks, stand on your feet all day, not getting to see your own family very often, low starting pay, high pressure to reach goal "numbers," yet no commission incentives are offered--there are not many rewards for reaching these numbers, but there are plenty of punishments. Turnover for part-timers is extremely high so look forward to constantly training new people.

    Advice to Management

    More hours allocated to running the store effectively. Hire better people and also allocate more full-time positions. There's no reason to have six employees who only work four hours a week. More formal training for all employees


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    "No matter what you do they will fire you."

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saginaw, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will meet tons of awesome people, the management level and below at GameStop is tremendous.

    Cons

    The company micromanages you in an almost insidious way. Burying you with tasks, and completely ignoring customer service while requesting that you are 100% compliant in all areas. They tell you to run the store on a skeleton crew but constantly demand more and more out of their management teams and associates. Work here only if it is your sole option and you have no other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who actually understand how to each others to do the jobs that they are responsible for hiring people into. GameStop has a serious problem with ineptitude and corruption at the district and regional levels. I was actually terminated for turning my boss in for insurance fraud and theft. She left with company money less than one month after they decided to terminate instead of listen to me. They flaunt their caliber of management to the stock exchanges and shareholders and then condescend to them behind closed doors . GameStop could be a great company to work for like EB Games use to be, but they are managed by out of touch bean counters.

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