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GameStop Los Angeles Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "Winter Seasonal Work at GameStop"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tarzana, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tarzana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were friendly and created a great working environment, manager tried to give me as many hours as possible, Co-workers were patient with training a new hire.

    Cons

    There aren't many other women that work for GameStop stores. There usually ends up being one women per store and that women becomes the "token" woman.


  2. "GameStop review from former key-holder (3 years)"

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    Former Employee - SGA in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - SGA in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GameStop is an excellent job... at least in the beginning. I would recommend being a GA to anyone looking for a good start in the gaming world. It's a good way to learn salesmanship and customer service. Plus, it's great to be paid to talk about video games. And you're guaranteed to have something in common with every guest that walks through the door.

    Cons

    With that said, it takes /a lot/ to move up, the pay isn't great, and upper management (District Leaders and above) doesn't care about individual employees.


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    "Gamestop worth it?"

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    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Eagle Rock, CA
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Eagle Rock, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    15% discount
    free swag
    work with games and sell games to people

    Cons

    very demanding in terms of sales
    short staffed most of the time
    not enough hours if you're not an SGA

    Advice to Management

    your workers are a part of the company's family, it would be nice to feel treated like such and not another number.


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  5. "Gamestop"

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Cypress, CA

    I worked at GameStop (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool, fun, discounts, learn sales, meet people.

    Cons

    low pay, sales focused, not a good retail.


  6. "Pretty easy"

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Glendora, CA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Glendora, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was a pretty easy and laid back job, all you have to do is organize games and help customers

    Cons

    They customers are pretty rude, and the pay is alright... Schedules are pretty flakey, someone is supposed to work the day you have off then someone's always calls in sick.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing towards management it was really just some of the locations do not follow the rules and treat the employees like dirt


  7. "Good for a student"

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your manager and the location hours can be from 16-38 a week. Flexible schedule, you meet amazing people daily.

    Cons

    Not much guidance, low pay for duties you do, slow pace some days, extremely goal oriented if you do not preform well you will defiantly get "coaching"

    Advice to Management

    Weekly plans help us a lot, also understand with competitors such as amazon goals are now harder to reach, help us pitch these sales if you see us struggling.


  8. "GameStop is unrelentingly corporate, but the people there are amazing."

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    Former Employee - Third Key in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Third Key in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best ways to get your foot in the door is to apply right before the Holidays, and then just work as hard as possible, taking any and all time offered. You'll be in an exhausting environment, but the people around you will have similar interests and passions, and your team will become a family.

    Cons

    Having to push pre-orders and rewards cards. Yes, there is a good reason behind this, but there is WAY too much importance placed on those numbers. It's like standardized tests not being a full representation of your value. It has NOTHING to do with how many games you sell, systems, or how great you are with customers. It just reflects how relentless you are with asking.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clearer paths and open doors to upward movement in the company. Sometimes just letting the staff know that all they have to do is let you know they're interested in moving up is enough.

    I wish there was more of a focus on career nurturing than just making sure your staff is filled at all times.


  9. "Great for a retail veteran."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Get to work in the gaming industry.
    -Selling games to people is as fun as you make it.
    -Fortunately I had a very supportive leadership team which respected employees needs and growth.
    -Medical benefits are very competitive for retail.
    -Yearly management meeting in Vegas, lots of contests as incentive and yearly bonus.
    -Performance Indicators are easily manageable and easy to translate to creating a guest experience rather than just driving a number.

    Cons

    -A lot of change happens in a short amount of time.
    -Leadership dictates the success of your business, if you are not confident in your supervisor you need to be or consider something else.
    -This company is driven by it's people at the DM level in too many ways, I was fortunate to have great DMs but a mediocre or bad DM would make this a difficult place to work as a manager.
    -Labor hours for non management are too few to operate during busy times, Game Stop is doing a great job of transitioning to customer a 1st model, but it is hard to do at the store level with out hours to support the number of employees needed to appease the demand.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the directives and intent of corporate policies are executed at the field level. Integrity, communication and commitment are lacking in the field when compared to corporate direction.


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