How Old Do You Have to Be to Work at GameStop? (2022)

How old do you have to be to work at GameStop? GameStop Corporation is an American retailer of video games, consumer electronics, and gaming-related items.

how old do i have to be to work at gamestop

About GameStop

GameStop Corporation is an American retailer of video games, consumer electronics, and gaming-related items. The firm is based in Grapevine, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), and is the world's largest retailer of video games. As of January 30, 2021, the firm operated 4,816 shops under the GameStop, EB Games, EB Games Australia, Micromania-Zing, ThinkGeek, and Zing Pop Culture brands in the United States, 253 stores in Canada, 417 locations in Australia and New Zealand, and 954 stores in Europe. The firm was formed in 1984 in Dallas as Babbage's and changed its name to its present one in 1999.

The company's business deteriorated in the mid-late 2010s as video game sales shifted to online purchasing and downloads, and GameStop's smartphone retail efforts failed. However, in 2021, the company's stock price soared as a result of a short squeeze coordinated by members of the Internet community r/wallstreetbets. During January and February 2021, the firm garnered substantial public attention owing to the volatility of its stock price and the GameStop short squeeze. The firm has risen to 521st position on the Fortune 500. Along with retail locations, GameStop owns and publishes Game Informer, a video game magazine, and operates Zing Marketplace in Australia, an e-commerce vintage gaming and pop culture marketplace that allows consumer-to-consumer transactions.

How old do you have to be to work at GameStop?

In order to work at GameStop you must be 18-years-old. In most cases, this age requirement comes because you'll be selling "M Rated" video games. In some states, however, and in some locations, you can be eligible to receive employment when you are 16-years of age.

GameStop employee requirements

The following employee requirements are necessary to work at GameStop:

  • Must be at least 18-years of age.
  • Fun and enthusiastic personality.
  • Desire to interact with customers.
  • Incredible customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of the video game industry.

Depending on the role, like "assistant store leader," additional requirement need to be met. For example, prior retail experience is required. Additionally, management experience will be required for all store manager and assistant manager roles.

GameStop educational requirements

The following educational requirements must be met in order to work at GameStop as any type of retail staff member:

  • High school diploma.
  • GED.
  • Associate's degree.
  • Bachelor's degree.

Benefits of the role can include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Healthcare
  • 401 (k) Plans
  • Life Insurance

How to apply to work at GameStop

Here's how to apply to get a job at GameStop:

  • Visit the GameStop careers website.
  • Fill in your desired job title and location.
  • Find an available job under the GameStop job listings.
  • Choose either store management team, game advisors, senior game advisor, or other retail sales opportunities.
  • Apply to the position using the required form.
  • Follow up with the store manager or assistant manager in the store.

Common FAQ's

Common questions from job seekers.

Does GameStop hire 15-year-olds?

No. You must be at least 18-years of age to work at GameStop.

Does GameStop hire 13-year-olds?

No. You must be at least 18-years of age to work at GameStop.

Does GameStop hire 14-year-olds?

No. You must be at least 18-years of age to work at GameStop.

Does GameStop drug test?

Yes.

What are game advisors?

A GameStop game advisor is responsible for providing great and efficient customer service to all store consumers. Customers seek knowledge about the electronic gaming business, including popular games and platforms, from GameStop game consultants.

What interview questions are asked at GameStop interviews?

  • Sell me your favorite game.
  • What's your current availability?
  • Why do you want to work at GameStop?
  • What do you love most about video games?
  • How would you sell one of your favorite gaming consoles to a customer?

how old do i have to be to work at gamestop

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