I get asked these questions ALL THE TIME
How old do you have to be to work at GameStop?
In my area it's 17, you sell M rated games, you gotta be 17. I know some store managers who don't hire minors though.
How much will I earn working at GameStop?
If you're going to be a GA, you're going to make minimum wage! Whatever that may be in your state/province. SGAs usually make about $2 more per hour in my area, ASMs make about $3 more than SGAs and SMs don't get paid hourly, they make an annual salary.
What discounts do you get working at GameStop?
You can get a 15% discount on everything EXCEPT new game consoles. Used are fine but not new. Add the 10% you get off on used games and accessories with the Edge/Power Up card that adds up to %25. Not very much I know. I used to get 40% off working at American Eagle :/
How many hours can I expect to get working at GameStop?
Again, this changes depending on what store you are at. I've worked at stores and only got 6 hours a week, other stores want to give me 30. Most GAs will not get more than 12 hours a week except for around Christmas time, that can go up slightly.
I applied at GameStop, why didn't I get hired??
Look guys, we get about 3 applications a day. Most likely the store isn't hiring at the moment.
How can I increase my chances of getting hired at GameStop?
When you fill out the application please write neatly, in pen, don't make spelling errors, take your time. I know this sounds really basic but I see so many applications that are impossible to read, that have weird food stains on them and I've even seen someone misspell their high school's name. Also, when it says expected salary, don't write $9.00 an hour or something like that if you're applying to be a GA (Unless that's what minimum wage is where you live). Starting off, ALL GAs MAKE MINIMUM WAGE. If you want to make the big bucks, don't apply at GameStop. Also, where it says availability, don't put that you can only work 3-6 during the week. Most GAs will work from 5 to 9:30 on weekdays (depending on when the store actually closes, some close at 10 so then you stay until 10:30) and on weekends you will either get a 4-5 hour opening shift, midday shift or closing shift. Also, don't bring drugs to work. I can't believe I have to say that.
What can I expect working at GameStop?
As a GA, you will most likely start off by organizing the walls (MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR ALPHABET GUYS SRSLY). Then when you get the hang of where everything is they might show you how to gut new and used games, how to print stickers and how to look up inventory. Eventually you'll start learning how the registers work, how to do trades, returns etc. You'll answer the phone occasionally. That's about all GAs do. SGAs will have to learn how to open and close the store, all the different counts that have to be done, how to do shipment, how to do marketing etc. ASMs do all that and work even more hours and they have a weekly conference call. SMs do all that as well and work even more hours than the ASMs. They also have to do inventory counts at different stores in the region.
What's the overtime pay look like?
Nonexistent since no one is allowed to go into overtime. SMs are salary so they can work as many hours as they want/are forced to. I've seen my SM work 70 hour weeks before.
What's the commission look like?
Again, nonexistent. We don't get paid commission though I wish we would, I know I'd try way harder to sell stuff.
Are there any health benefits stuff like that?
There's basic health, dental insurance and the like. I don't know too much about it since I'm still under my dad's excellent health care plan. GameStop's is very bare-bones I would avoid it. Also once you turn 21 they will hound you to get life insurance. HINT GAMESTOP STOP CALLING MY HOUSE
Wow, working at GameStop doesn't sound like very much fun, why should I work there?
If you can put up with the dumb customers and pushy corporate people, working here isn't too bad. I've met some of my best friends working at GameStop. You get to check out used games for four days. Small as it is, you do get a discount. You can also join retail loyalty websites: SONY, MICROSOFT, NINTENDO. I've only joined Sony's but I'm really happy with it. You take quizzes on upcoming titles to earn points which you can spend on games and accessories. I've gotten LittleBigPlanet GOTY, Uncharted and a new controller from them so far and I still have 30,000 points saved up. I've also gotten a bunch of freebies like the LittleBigPlanet Pirate pack and the water pack, all the extra Uncharted 2 GOTY content, extra God Of War: Ghost of Sparta content, Modnation Racers stuff etc. They also have insane quarterly giveaways: one time they gave away a PS3, a 46 inch Bravia TV and a mini fridge filled with Red Bull. Another time they gave away a PS3, a Move bundle pack, extra move and navigation controllers, a charging station and all the Move launch games. The best one was a PS3 and about 30 exclusive PS3 games, I can't remember all of them but I'm pretty sure it was every single exclusive that was out at the time, insane.
Any other questions? Let me know in the comments and I will answer them!