Crew Member and Key Holder (Former Employee) – Towson, MD – March 2, 2017
The work was fun and the people who would come in are what made it such an enjoyable place to work. The upper management was hard headed however, and would provided very little wiggle room for accommodating school times and pressures. The computer systems were ancient and were never going to be updated.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – April 11, 2017
Ensure that staff understood all company/store policies, procedures, and guidelines, including governmental regulations. Ensure associates were properly recording time worked and weekly hours were transmitted accurately to payroll.
Keyholder (Former Employee) – Largo, FL – September 6, 2016
Enjoyed working alongside my co-workers and manager, while learning what it takes to be in a leadership position. Store organization was more difficult than at other jobs, but everyone took responsibility and executed their fair share of tasks above par.
scheduling was flexible, regular customers were friendly
Working at Moviestop was a fun job where I also learned a lot of skills. I was able to recommend and sell some of my favorite movies and have conversations with customers about anything movie related. During the days I worked we took in trade ins and bought gift cards, we also organized and restocked the store. The hardest part of the job was selling the discount card and selling reservations. I learned how to work in a fast paced environment.
I loved the atmosphere. It got a little hectic at times but it was fun and I had great co-workers and a fantastic Store Manager. I didn't like handling cash trades because the cash value was very low and I don't like hurting people. I loved it when I got to interact with our customers. I've gotten to know so many of them and it was really cool. It added a Mom and Pop feel to a corporation.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Leominster, MA – May 11, 2016
The back office is very unkept, Managers take 2 week vacations every month, very shady corporations. Management accuse minority employees of stealing on multiple times. Very unorganized work flow, working conditions can be dangerous at times.
Overall, Gamestop provides a sales environment where its employees and customers can interact on a common level. Through the sales of video games and related products, employees are involved on multiple levels of daily business dealings. From customer interaction to inventory control, employees are given a glimpse into multiple aspects of the business. Benefits were present for employees if needed, but should an employee need them, they pay a premium for benefits such as healthcare.
However, advancing from within is often very hard depending on circumstance and specific region. The region that I worked in promoted any female over male just based on gender, and unqualified people were promoted to running stores that they overall could not handle.
Gamestop taught me a lot in terms of running an active business, and it overall provided me with a lot of experience that I have applied to future endeavors.
Positive Customer relationships, Employee Discount, Business Experience.
Hard to Advavance if not a minority or female, premium payments for healthcare.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Orange park, fl – July 9, 2015
Movies, more movies, what's not to like? Management is fun, they'll actually work with you to help you get comfortable with your job. I miss it someday's, but not after hearing the new software they use is difficult. I feel for them now, but other than that... Great place to work for.
Watching free movies
Rude customers complaining bout gift cards, part-time opportunities
Cashier (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – Savannah, GA – February 1, 2015
A very relaxing and enjoyable workplace due to the respectful yet funny personality of my manager. Always had time to cheer up anyone who walked into the store, customers or employees. The Hardest part in particular about this job was figuring out the different operations they had on the computers, after learning this everything was easy to understand and to perform. The most enjoyable part of my experience at this job was how kind and helpful everyone there was, especially when i had first started out.
Long lunch breaks, Bathroom Break
Very specific dress uniform (Bright Red shirt, nice dress pants with black belt and dress shoes)
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Columbus, GA – September 17, 2014
Job was exceedingly fun and the customers made the work worthwhile. However, there wasn't enough hours to produce a livable paycheck to even provide for groceries.Good starting point to learn correct customer service and gain experience but not challenging enough to secure opportunities to gain promotions.
General Store Manager (Former Employee) – Lawerenceville, NJ – February 22, 2013
A typical day would include coming in at 8 am in the morning having a conference call with other store manager's and district manager,discussing ideas,sales goals,accomplishments and problem solving.Bank run,preping store opening.Open the store at 10:00 am.customer service all day, everyday, and every time with every single customer. Stocking,merchandising,organizing,upsaleing,reserving merchandise.closing,Training,and reseaching product info,standard closing procedures.