Using data from online employment portal Glassdoor, business site 24/7 Wall St has compiled a list of what they claim are the worst places to work in the United States.
Everybody's favourite specialist retailer GameStop managed to make the cut, finishing in tenth place. Why? The chief reasons cited from current and former employees include a push to prioritise sales over customer service, and the resulting HI PREORDER THIS NOW culture which places "customers at a disadvantage".
Glassdoor's data also points to a high turnover rate amongst staff, which is never a good sign of a happy workforce.
As awful as GameStop's service can be, I've always got sympathy for them. In a previous life, I was employed at EB Games (owned by GameStop, and the same in everything but name) here in Australia, and was there during the transition from "wear t-shirts to work and play your own music" to "harass customers for preorders, play a pre-recorded soundtrack and throw good customer service out the window".
It was...not fun. And that was years ago. Going by the bullshit I'm subjected to now simply walking in the door, I imagine in 2012 it's a lot worse.
America's Worst Companies to Work For [24/7 Wall Street]