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GameStop Atlanta Reviews

Updated January 8, 2017
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  • there is no belief in work life balance AT ALL and salaried positions are expected to work far beyond 50 hours a week (in 89 reviews)

  • Strong disconnect from upper management (in 221 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun job, TERRIBLE compensation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Cumming, GA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Cumming, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you love video games and don't have trouble talking to people and being friendly, you'll love working here.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage with NO commission or bonuses. You could be the top salesperson and be bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the company but it will not effect your compensation in any way.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees based on their performance.


  2. "I am extremely under paid for the work I put in. Otherwise, its the best job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Stone Mountain, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gamestop has a work environment and friendly customers. As long as you keep your priorities straight and follow guidelines, it's lovely.

    Cons

    Low hours. Bad wages. Higher ups expect employees to move mountains for peanuts. I can and will move mountains, but not for peanuts!

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more money, and we'd make more money for you with less mistakes etc. Circle of life.


  3. "A fun environment with the right staff."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts and free rentals of games. Very good incentives during contest and conference weeks. Learning and talking about games and electronics that you love. And a great program known as the Gamerfund

    Cons

    Not enough hours and the pay rate is horrible. As much money the company makes it doesn't pay you enough to make a living


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  5. "GS review."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GameStop full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    On the whole, people are into gaming and are knowledgeable. Staffs are usually quite helpful.

    Cons

    Upper level management is sometimes overly responsive. Changes have occurred to make it less chaotic, bu it is the nature of retail.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. These are difficult times we live in, you must make sure you stay a destination store and don't alienate your base.


  6. "Gamestop"

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    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of friendly coworkers with similar interests, being able to borrow games for a few days, discount on merchandise, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours for anyone who isn't a key holder, customers aren't the brightest or nicest, turnover is high


  7. "Live to work"

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    Former Employee - Georgia in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Georgia in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    working for Gamstop pushes your limits. you will learn more than you ever though possible and strech your limits beyond what you ever thought you could.

    Cons

    be prepared to work very long hours for very little reward.

    Advice to Management

    remember to promote a healthy balance of work and play.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GameStop (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were good, even as an assistant manager the hours were flexible, great people to work with and the regulars make your whole day. Overall it's not a bad place to work and it's relatively easy to move up as long as you perform well.

    Cons

    Can be stressful. Alot of the time it felt like nothing was ever good enough. Even if you're a top earning store with excellent margin you'll still get pounded over subscriptions and reserves or some other area that you're not excelling.


  9. "Working at GameStop (Part-Time)"

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Conyers, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GameStop (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great job for anyone who enjoys talking about video games all day with customers and coworkers. You will get the latest news on upcoming releases from managers as well.

    Cons

    On the other hand, the prospect for growth and advancement was not encouraged at the location I worked. Moreover, GameStop's business model is great for the company, but not so much for the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage team members to work together, especially during business moments. Properly train employees on the policies and procedures, so they can effectively meet the need of the customers without jeopardizing their job.


  10. "Good Starter Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you're a gamer, you pretty much get first pick of pre-orders, get an employee discount on used games and consoles, and it's a good starting retail job for teenagers looking to make extra money.

    Cons

    GameStop has a bad habit of hiring more people than they have hours to spare, so even if you are listed as employed at GameStop, you may end up never getting called in to work at all. For older applicants, management positions will be the only thing that pays off, otherwise you're wasting your time.


  11. "Expected to run the store almost single-handedly, never enough hours."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Cartersville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can look at video games all day.

    Cons

    Customer service is a trial, the company only really operates during the holiday season, otherwise it remains comatose.



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