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3.6
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Kevin Rountree
34 Ratings
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  • "Upper management is capricious and deceitful(in 11 reviews)

  • "But when your the only employee in your store their is no one to blame but yourself(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Games Workshop part-time for 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

    Games Workshop2016-09-27
  2. Helpful (2)

    "GW US Management doesn’t understand the long game"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The creative people are amazing and develop product and books that I am proud to represent to my Trade Account stores.

    Cons

    Frustrating that management won’t allow enough time and resources for us to develop our trade accounts fully. When I was recruited, I was told that a primary responsibility was to work with small business owners (game stores) and develop the Trade Account relationship by helping them understand how to work with Games Workshop. That didn’t last. Some people who are supposed to be a part of the management team are afraid...

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    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the fiefdoms and ridiculously over-inflated egos that make it increasingly difficult to achieve the goals. I’ve read the investor statement and building the community so we have sustainable growth is one of the four areas of focus. Unfortunately, the lack of control and leadership demonstrated by US management will result in stagnation. We have an amazing resource to build the GW community, AND SOME ELSE IS...

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    Games Workshop2018-08-21
  3. Helpful (6)

    "CULT like work culture- HORRIBLE"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The PTO/ VACA time is incredible, Pay is decent, most of the people seem nice.

    Cons

    They want you to take an oath to work there and spoke against being a Christian in their policy guide book. They continued to talk about Culture like you are joining some type of satanic club. They set up tests your first day to see how you are going to react to going to lunch on the first day with the team. It's like they are looking for a reason your first day to see if you are a fit. One of the strangest things I...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop playing with peoples lives and during the interview process go over your black book. Truly explain what seems like a satanic work culture on the front end.

    Games Workshop2018-06-06
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, bad policies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    The job in an of itself is excellent. Great people, good compensation.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Upper Management will only help those who they deem worthy of it. If you are not in their good graces they will look for reasons to let you go.

    Games Workshop2018-04-23
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Top Management is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Store Operations Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Fun job. Got to sell fun stuff, and hang out with great people

    Cons

    Upper management is capricious and deceitful. Threw me into a store with a few days training. Changed goals arbitrarily. Then my replacement, whom I recruited, was given the full scale training of a month despite him being told the store was closing in July. Total morons.

    Advice to Management

    RESIGN!!!

    Games Workshop2018-03-13
  6. "On Call"

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    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

    Games Workshop2018-01-15
  7. "Great place to work if you know what you're getting in to."

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    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.

    Games Workshop2017-11-01
  8. "Ok company then."

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    Former Employee - Retail Manager 

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time for 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.

    Games Workshop2017-11-10
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worse Company I have every worked for PERIOD"

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    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...

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    Advice to Management

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

    Games Workshop2017-11-17
  10. "Store manager"

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    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.

    Games Workshop2017-04-23
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