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Updated September 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Medicore"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -rent games, get a discount
    -get along with most of your coworkers
    -pretty difficult to get fired from, so a decent place to work for awhile to put on your resume
    -might have good hours during seasons

    Cons

    -huge pressure to perform, then some employees end up carrying the weight
    -they more or less make you subscribe to their magazine, which is just annoying because you have to pay for it
    -some managers are extremely lax, others are too harsh, was there any decent training?
    -as others have said, minimum wage, few hours, they overhire and then have people work a single day a week. that may be fine if that's what you're looking for, but plan to get a second job. for this reason season is give and take - someone I knew was hired for seasonal, worked one day, and was never scheduled again
    -don't expect a raise or much of a raise even if you do well. feel free to gun for keyholder but it'll take awhile and you may have to switch stores
    -agreed with comments by other female employees that management doesn't treat sexual harassment seriously


  2. "Pretty Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours are very good

    Cons

    Management is not very good

    Advice to Management

    It's ok

  3. "Disappointing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Leader
    Former Employee - Store Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts. Easy Work. Freebies from vendors.

    Cons

    Not fair and consistent treatment of employees

    Advice to Management

    Give your good people a chance to learn from mistakes


  4. "Not an Ideal Retail Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Emergency Backup Keyholder
    Former Employee - Emergency Backup Keyholder
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Renting Games for Free
    Helping and Developing Rapport with Customers
    Small Discount

    Cons

    Ridiculous sales expectations
    Incessant badgering of customers for preorders, season passes, or pro cards

    Advice to Management

    Don't scare off your customers by forcing addons down their throats.


  5. "Senior Game Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Relaxed environment
    -If you can make number your fine

    Cons

    -poor employee discount
    -poorly ran
    -not competitive
    -unrealistic upper management
    -low staffing
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    Advice to Management

    If you want all these things done, give proper staffing


  6. "Glad to be gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GameStop part-time

    Pros

    Had a great manager and team, mostly a fun environment.

    Cons

    Company turned exclusively to a sales based model and got rid of the customer focused model.

    Advice to Management

    Had a not so great manager fill in for a week after my awesome manager left. That manager said to us "I don't care if you have to pull teeth, get those numbers" and that was my last day on the job. Numbers usually come with happy customers, don't lose focus that customers are people and not walking wallets.


  7. "Stores can be good, corporate is awful"

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a fun sales environment with customers with similar interests. Discount is nice.

    Cons

    Corporate is overbearing and horrible at listening to anyone at store level. Inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who actually see how the store operations work.

  8. "Gamestop"

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    Current Employee - SGA in New York, NY
    Current Employee - SGA in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Barely get discounts on games, and if you are lucky to have a cool manager get to borrow games

    Cons

    to many to talk about

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and pay them more.


  9. "Fun Place Great Customers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GameStop part-time

    Pros

    Lots of discounts and the customers in the fenton area are the best customers I've ever had

    Cons

    management is a little strict and having to keep the game drawers locked at all times gets old quick


  10. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GameStop part-time

    Pros

    free games, free food, fun people

    Cons

    long time standing & not safe environment


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