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Marbles the brain store Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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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)

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  1. "Co manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture, schedule can be flexible to balance work and life

    Cons

    Company went out of business


  2. "Fun while it lasted!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started as a Brain Coach on the East coast and eventually became a manager in San Francisco. It was a fun journey!

    Cons

    The pressure to SELL SELL SELL was pretty stressful.

  3. "Fun Work Environment If You Like Kids and Games"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store part-time

    Pros

    - Fun coworkers who are welcoming to new people
    - Great for people who enjoy board games and want to share with other people (kids especially)
    - Schedule is made ahead of time so everyone is in the loop on when their shifts are

    Cons

    - Was never told an end date ahead of time. Had to figure out on my own that my work there was done when I wasn't contacted again or given a shift.


  4. "Fun store"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time

    Pros

    Very fun atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Higher management had its challenges


  5. "A Reason They Closed"

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    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.


  6. "Hindsight"

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    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


  7. "Great place to work"

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    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.

  8. "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


  9. "Sad its gone"

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    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.


  10. "Bankrupt"

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    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.


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