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Updated October 23, 2017
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  1. "Store Leader Trainer"

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

    I worked at GameStop full-time

    Pros

    Fun, Flexible, Talent-Oriented, Very Organized, Fast Paced, Good Benefits

    Cons

    High Turnover, Low Pay, Too much time spent alone.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees for what they're worth and they will give you 110%.


  2. "It's like every other retail job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GameStop part-time

    Pros

    Great customer base if you're into video games.

    Cons

    Emphasis on sales without any sort of commission or bonus.

  3. "Nice and friendly co-workers"

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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

    They always had a nice environment to work in. It was super relaxed and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    It can get a little boring when theres nothing to do.


  4. "Great local, mediocre corporate. Keep expectations realistic."

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good local manager and employees

    Cons

    Corporate requirements
    Too many things to upsell


  5. "Fun environment, crappy upper management"

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

    I worked at GameStop part-time

    Pros

    discount, borrowing games, good training

    Cons

    The way the upper management stresses the "circle of life" in sales really cripples you in terms of being there for customers. It really is just about the money

    Advice to Management

    ASM and GMs for the most part are great. Its corporate and the district managers that make the job hell


  6. "Senior game advisor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun, talk about games

    Cons

    Promotion seems tough to obtain even with fat superior qualifications


  7. "Not exactly my cup of tea"

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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

    Discounts, Gaming environment, relatively relaxed environment

    Cons

    Upper management, corporate, policies, breaking rules to deal with customers

  8. "Great Starter but terrible for long term"

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Game Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GameStop part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great if you're just looking for a job till a better one comes around.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to get in the door (Everyone that plays a game wants to work at the company)

    ZERO chances to move up in the company (I've been with them for 10+ years and still struggling to move up) Mainly they hire outside the company before internally for higher positions.

    Pay isn't worthwhile if you're trying to afford a house and a family (10 years + and I'm only making $9.24!)

    Hours are sporadic (one week it might be 10 hours next could be 24)

    VERY dependent on hitting your number goals

    Advice to Management

    You often comment on "The Family of Gamestop" but still ignore the hourly employees of your stores and hire people who know nothing about the company for regional and district managers. Stop it.


  9. "good for part time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GameStop full-time

    Pros

    free stuff, small staff laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    being full time offers no support from superiors


  10. "Full of Ups and Downs"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder
    Former Employee - Keyholder
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer Interaction, Firsthand game knowledge

    Cons

    Inflexible, Stagnant, Harsh, Unconcerned w/welfare

    Advice to Management

    If you have a REALLY good manager, GameStop isn't too bad to work at. If you don't, though, it's hell. There is very little care about the employees, very little flexibility with different working styles, and a MASSIVE turnover rate. 8/10 would not recommend


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