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"Be prepared to be results-oriented"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Game Advisor in Cerritos, CA
Former Employee - Game Advisor in Cerritos, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Fun environment
Interaction with customers and co-workers can be casual/friendly
Very satisfying to help a customer find a suitable product which they will enjoy

Cons

You are forced to produce sales results in order to advance in the company. This includes aggressive upselling to customers whom are not interested in what you are offering (which is borderline harassment in some cases). Sometimes you make customers feel trapped and uncomfortable because of your sales pitching. Selling reservations and magazine subscriptions is truely all the company cares about... if you think the company cares about you personally, you are dead wrong.

Advice to Management

Management is fine, and does a good job of reflecting Gamestop; they only want sales numbers and don't give a damn about anything else. Management does their job fine, given the companies goals.

Other Employee Reviews for GameStop

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Whats better than talking about video games all day?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Easy Work
    You get to check out games!
    Discounts
    Yearly conference with paid travel and hotel stay
    discounts at Barne's and Noble's also
    Pretty good benefits, even for part time employees

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunity
    Poor training and little performance feedback
    Lack of communitcation between stores makes collaboration difficult
    Very competitive work with little reward for success

    Advice to Management

    Two words: Profit Sharing!
    Or at least a better bonus program. Perhaps one built around store volume instead of max salary.


  2. "Pay and advancement oppurtunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lansing, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job overall has many perks including discount and the chance to work in a great atmosphere. There is a chance rapid upward mobility

    Cons

    The downside would that management can be very partial in some cases. Management is not always consistant in practices throughout the company, region and district

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be more thorough with the review process and have upper management be more hands on in the stores.

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