Marbles the brain store Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2020

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3.5
57%
Recommend to a Friend
44%
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Marbles the brain store Chief Executive Officer Girisha Chandraraj (no image)
Girisha Chandraraj
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "you get to play games all day ( literally, since you are demoing a lot )(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, coworkers are knowledgeable and fun to work with(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "I was promoted to assistant store manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Fast paced Customer service Sales incentives Room for advancement

    Cons

    Company was on the decline when I was hired. They predicted a turn around but went out of business.

  2. "Great Company - Great people"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people- smart and friendly

    Cons

    Company went out of business

  3. "Fun while it lasted!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time for 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.

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

    3.0
    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.

  5. "Fun store"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  6. "Co manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  7. "A Reason They Closed"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time for 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.

  8. "Hindsight"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Freehold, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time for 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

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  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marbles the brain store full-time for 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.

  10. "Review"

    2.0
     

    I worked at Marbles the brain store

    Pros

    You get to work with fun people

    Cons

    You have to upsell a lot

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