I was hired as an assistant manager. My training went like this:
I was asked if I knew how to close the security gate and if I've ever closed a store before. I said I have. My manager then handed me the keys and went home. Any questions I ever had were ignored. Complained to both him and his boss about the blatant refusal to provide training so I could actually operate the store. The District Manager they fired me for "not learning fast enough" even though they refused to take more than five minutes to train me. This is the environment and culture.
Game stop is great the co workers are nice
Co workers and customers are great.
Store managers try but everyone is belittled and berated by district managers and up. Imagine being threatened that the regional maanger will 'disipline' your store if your number of pro cards doesn't go up. And how? By visiting your store and telling how much you all suck. Yup every day.
Imagine a place where everyone’s happy and content with you selling your weekly quotas and don’t berate you over numbers even when you’re top seller, there’s plenty of hours to go around, the pay isn’t atrocious, and the managerial staff are somewhat competent! After you’ve got a clear image of that read on.
It’s a three tiered garbage fire of minimum wage pay stubs, solo shifts on Black Friday, and the corporeal forms of lunch breaks you’ll never take because the new employee (Hypothetically named Jebidiah) learned his alphabet from a blind Malaysian monk who only writes in Cyrillic decides games starting with the letter ‘S’ are fated to be shelf nomads not to be tied down by the lowly laws of men.
The culture was great. Migos really rocked on that one.
Really bad Wisconsin and Illinois are the worst if your a store manager. Asked to tell your teams to lie to customers
One of the worst in the retail industry! especially in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Cut throat....all about how many membership cards you can sell....which seems to be the model for all business now and NOBODY LIKES DOING IT!
Answered - Assistant Manager (Former Employee) - Buckeye, AZ
The work culture has dissolved into numbers on a spreadsheet and how high an employee can get their own personal production to be able to work the next week.
Answered - Guest Advisor (Current Employee) - New York, NY
They try to make it fun but it can be very stressful with barely if no chance to relax. They are also very pushy with getting sales and strive to be like those sales people that don't let customers leave without asking or pushing every single item or promotion they have a available to sale. They also push what they call COL on all their associates to maximize percentages on. Also, upper management does not listen to store management.
Answered - Store Manager (Current Employee) - Houston, TX
Competitive and hostile, not friendly or team builded
Answered - Store Leader (Former Employee) - Cary, NC