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GameStop Los Angeles Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "Fun experience love gaming"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, return games after a while and get to pretty much use a lot of used ones like renting

    Cons

    Some bad customers, but that's how it is anywhere. Many people come in yelling and complain when they don't get much for their returns.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Game Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome customers, relatively flexible hours

    Cons

    Management -- they make or break the job. If you irritate your manager they won't talk to you they'll cut your hours in hopes you quit.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people, don't engage in slander of your employees, communication is key!


  5. "Maybe for a first job ?"

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    Former Employee - Lead Game Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Game Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work around video games. Get to play games before they are released to the public and decent swag. Be the first to know when pre orders are available and snag them for yourself.

    Cons

    The company is not at all interested in your well being.

    Advice to Management

    If you're making a fair wage you may be on your way out and not know it yet.


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid sick leave, personal time and vacation. Team development as an assistant manager. Free consoles when you go to trainings held by sony or microsoft. Closeness of working with coworkers in a cool environment.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to move up to a Store Manager position. You basically ARE the store manager at times without the title. High stress environments. Little time to get all tasks done daily. Some game advisors may not take the job seriously and you get behind on tasks. Only raise once a year and it is bare minimum, I wouldn't even consider it a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice except learn better time management and start hiring people who want to work. Not just "people who LOVE video games." Also, give the stores some more hours! It is unsafe to only have one person operating a retail store in the morning. Not good.


  7. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GameStop (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked as a store manager for ten years. The job was relatively easy and included hiring, training, setting marketing, and customer service.

    Cons

    The retail life takes you away from your family on all of the holidays because you are responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to give your life to the company you will probably go far. Be ready to have goals as you do in any retail job and you need to make those, no matter what they say.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts were good and you can check out the latest games to review. Also the swag from conventions.

    Cons

    Hours were horrible. They called you in at crazy hours. There was way too much work when there were only 2 people in staff.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of that your staff does. Those who go into it as managers should shadow a regular lead during the day to see how much they have to do on the floor in the back AND ring people at the same time. It was a constant juggle. Definitely needed structure


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