Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) – Leeds – 15 April 2018
I had to take a 2 week work placement here during college, i enjoyed my stay and was made to feel welcome by the employees. every day i would arrive and assist with deliveries or cleaning, organising etc.
Seasonal Team Member (Former Employee) – Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway – 5 April 2018
Worked at game over Christmas and new year 2015/2016. The hours weren't long and in most cases very many. the team was good fun to work with and if you are looking for a seasonal position GAME would be worth looking at. But as a seasonal member you might not get many hours i found. this may also be due to my distance from the store.
good staff to work with, great if you love games, good salary.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Banbury – 3 April 2018
Assuming you have some interest in video games this is the best place to work in retail. You'll work with like minded people who share your passions whilst being given the opportunity to be rewarded for your hard work.
The working day at GAME can be anything, one day it could be a Game launch the next day you could be doing a massive tech trade in. You learn something new every day working within the company and you need to have a good team to support you as if you do not like your team members it can be a lonely place to work.
Retail Store Manager (Former Employee) – Orpington – 26 March 2018
Game offer employees great benefits, however the Regional management structure needs a drastic overhaul to bring it inline with other retail businesses that are succeeding in the market space at the moment. The senior management team seem to be slightly detached from the reality of the market and this causes mass confusion and extra work for the already stretched retail teams.
Senior Sales (Former Employee) – Cardiff – 7 March 2018
My time with Game was enjoyable and with the team of people I was lucky to work with made it all the better. The company is constantly changing and anyone who is looking to be in a vast business with a very fast pace Game would suit you.
I've worked at game twice now and enjoy interacting with like-minded individuals. I've a lot of relevant knowledge so have used this resource to make more sales in a friendly manner. The job isn't difficult although the computer systems used are a bit antiquated however instruction is given on how to use the computers upon starting at the company.
Great working environment as long as you're working with friends or people you like. But you could say that about any job to be honest. However, upper management is terrible and the care for staff and customers alike is passed aside for profit and making money. Which, again is like most working environments but this is from a person view. Also the constant talk of losing your job due to not being able to fit figures and then losing out on hours because the store isn't meeting targets makes for a stressful place to work. Pay could always be better and full time jobs for someone who isn't management doesn't exist.
Once you become used to the routine, the job is very easy. Although when I was hired I was provided with very poor packing procedures, however I learned from the minor mistakes and it became easier and easier.
Some times will provide free lunch/product, if the company is doing really well.
fully enjoyed my christmas at game, colleagues were really nice and was great being able to talk about common gaming topics while waiting for customers, manager was great and easy going just couldnt keep me on as they didnt have any hours for me after christmas which was a shame. benefits could of been better though
common interests with all colleagues, management was good
Sales assistant (Current Employee) – Belfast – 11 February 2018
When on the outside looking in, GAME looks an amazing place to work, however the management treat the staff like dirt, and are deliberately pitted against each other by management through "pot stirring" and the use of other members of staff as "spies"
Hours are meant to be giving out based of KPI's, so theoretically if you are good at sales your hours should be good. Breaks are a joke, if you even get one, you will be called off them more often than not, or told to only take 20-30 minutes of your hour break (not getting paid for the extra half hour of work)
however favouritism is a massive thing within the store and hours are always giving to 2-3 specific staff. you are expected to work past your Rota'd hours with no pay and can stay up to an hour after hours tidying and not paid for it.
You can be promoted from within the company towards Senior sales and above, however, this again is looked to towards favouritism and not based on knowledge within the store or KPI's
It is quite difficult to plan your social life around your rota witihin GAME, as you are lucky to get the weekly rota the day before the new week starts, sometimes giving you less than 12 hours notice before your next shift.
The only good thing about working here, is the people you work with, and the 20% discount on products