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Marbles the brain store Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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Girisha Chandraraj
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Pros
  • you get to play games all day ( literally, since you are demoing a lot ) (in 12 reviews)

  • Great games, and a fun environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Because the product was so popular, it was near impossible to make sales goals (in 6 reviews)

  • Especially now in this post holiday season (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting and fun product selection and smart customers

    Cons

    Difficult for the business to be competitive on price with some products found elsewhere.


  2. "A Reason They Closed"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Marbles, at the store level, attracted some of the most passionate talent I've had the pleasure to be a part of.

    Cons

    The company was run heavily top-down, with HQ making all decisions despite being woefully out of touch with what it's like in the field.

  3. "Hindsight"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Freehold, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products
    Great concept
    Fun culture/environment
    Ever changing inventory

    Cons

    Labor demands versus labor budgets never realistic
    Support from HQ sparse

    Advice to Management

    Focus on brick and mortar


  4. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to work with fun people

    Cons

    You have to upsell a lot


  5. "Sad its gone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stimulating environment and varied customers.

    Cons

    Disorganized at corporate level. Lost its vision.

    Advice to Management

    Irrelevant as the company as we knew it is gone. Glassdoor wanted a review though.


  6. "Bankrupt"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work
    Great opportunity to develop team leadership

    Cons

    Retail environment at its worst.
    Upper management were create achievable target sales goals.

    Advice to Management

    Visit your stores more than once a year.


  7. "Was okay while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Keyholder in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier/Keyholder in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Small store
    -Nice customers
    -Lot of room to be independent

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Unorganized store/ corporation as a whole

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice to give seeing as the company already closed down all brick an mortar stores

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good breaks
    -Good if it's your first job
    -friendly staff

    Cons

    -Management issues
    -Alot of Theft
    -Alot of inventory problems


  9. "Shaky Executive Choices"

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

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers and the creative, collaborative energy of the office.

    Cons

    Couldn't trust the executives. Supervisor did not make requirements clear. Opaque company policies and lack of HR professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Since the company has since declared bankruptcy, I would advise them to learn from their mistakes.


  10. "Disorganized company with poor management"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Startup culture, discounts on merchandise

    Cons

    Inexperienced management, limited room for advancement


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