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Updated January 16, 2018
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Kevin Rountree
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Pros
  • Decent pay for the expectation of results (in 4 reviews)

  • Getting to share the hobby with others (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • At the time upper management interfered with the sales process too much (in 9 reviews)

  • In the trade department, you will watch a lot of good people get walked out the door (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Willing to train and further your career in the company

    Cons

    No bad things to experience in my opinion


  2. "On Call"

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

    I have been working at Games Workshop part-time

    Pros

    Great discount, fun atmosphere, great pay

    Cons

    One man store, late weekends

    Advice to Management

    Providing more advancement for part time employees

  3. "Great place to work if you know what you're getting in to."

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    Former Employee - Black Shirt
    Former Employee - Black Shirt
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back, simple and straight to the point. Benefits is a lot better then most places, and offsets the pay to a degree.

    Cons

    You trade income ($40k a year) for a life style.

    Advice to Management

    The changes are AWESOME, keep them coming. Just don't forget to spread that cash love to your employees.


  4. "Ok company then."

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    Former Employee - Retail Manager
    Former Employee - Retail Manager

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

    Pros

    Loved coming to work everyday. Amazing benefits. Getting to share the hobby with others.

    Cons

    Sales goals were not realistic. Management would say one thing and expect something else.

    Advice to Management

    Management then is no longer in charge. Current management is making Games Great again.


  5. "Worse Company I have every worked for PERIOD"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice Fun Addicting Hobby
    Most peers are nice to your face

    Cons

    Upper Management doesnt care about you just the numbers
    Its all good until you mess up once then you are out the door with no chance
    Peers will stab you in the back
    You wont ever know anything is wrong until they show up and demand your keys
    You will get trained one way and then expected to act completely to that 100% if you divert or get off then you will be terminated
    No one actually knows what the Policies are they just say things are alright until another person shows up deems something is not allowed and then you are fired without being able to defend yourself
    You are half trained and then throw into a store and expected to act at 100% to job skills you just learn

    Advice to Management

    Actually have your Trainers learn about what your policies are and learn to care about people


  6. "Store manager"

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

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Fun customers to work with.

    Cons

    At the time upper management interfered with the sales process too much.

    Advice to Management

    Let managers do their jobs and stop generating kpi's that don't make sense.


  7. "Easy laid back environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay..fair hours and friendly environment. Good employee engagement

    Cons

    Small not much room for growth. High management turnover

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "OK"

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

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Fun products, great colleagues, a lot of fun

    Cons

    Poor upper management, illogical business decisions

    Advice to Management

    location location location


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed Bag - really depends on what you want to do."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Games Workshop (More than a year)

    Pros

    Games Workshop Retail is full of great people, great benefits, enjoyed my time there. It was a challenge every day, I learned a lot about myself and what I am capable of.

    If you are thinking about retail and running a hobby center I would recommend that. The retail side of the business in the US is headed in the right direction. Being a Hobby Center Operator is amazing, you have a lot of ability to impact your workplace and control your environment. If you have the drive and the ability to sell you can succeed in that position.

    The Hobby Center Operator position is not a stepping stone. There is no room for advancement because there is not a lot of management positions above you. This is a job you can come to and see your hard work pay off through performance-based pay.

    Again Highly recommend it.

    Kevin Round Tree has the company moving in the right direction. It's exciting to see.

    Cons

    In the trade department, you will watch a lot of good people get walked out the door. Beware of the management team they have in the US. They have their special children and if you cross one of them you will be let go or treated poorly. The New accounts team has expanded to over 3 times its size, which in turn is cutting down everyone's territory. It becomes harder to meet your goals. The are expanding also to cover their losses as people are not able to perform. If you join the new account team expects it to be a short stay.

    Trade is a very controlled department that has been failing for the last two years. It will need a management change to the correct course.

    Advice to Management

    US Trade has had some entrenched management for a long time. It might be time to shake things up.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "GW store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of training and support provided. Company trips and bonding among other managers was always a highlight of the job

    Cons

    No real room for growth within the company.

    Games Workshop Response

    Aug 24, 2016 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review for a Store Manager! Games Workshop works extremely hard to provide ongoing quarterly training and support to all our Store Managers and it means a lot that it was noticed... More


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