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Games Workshop Reviews

Updated 18 May 2019

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3.4
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63%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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Kevin Rountree
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are a few pros to working here, for example if you like your hobby then getting a 50% discount is great(in 21 reviews)

  • "Lots of hobbyists work there and you get 50% discount on most products(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is capricious and deceitful(in 11 reviews)

  • "My hobby has now been clouded over and i unfortunately have more negative thoughts than positive(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Global family business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Niche business, vertically integrated and unique culture

    Cons

    Local implantation worldwide without a global structure - too UK centred

    Games Workshop2019-05-18
  2. "Don't work for this company."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, fantastic benefits. That's it.

    Cons

    Management is full of deceitful people who set you up to fail. They will fire employees with very little reason, and will smile at you in the face while they stab you in the back. Do NOT trust any of the employees. It is a company built on the idea that if you are not a good fit, you are not worth keeping. They are obsessed with everything but work performance. If they don't deem you worthy of the Games Workshop name...

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    Games Workshop2019-05-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Paying job but that's it."

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    Former Employee - Trade Account Developer in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, constant day, great benefits

    Cons

    Started to feel like a cult, management are shady, I was let go out of nowhere, my account base that I was given was bull crap, workers are fake, felt like I was set up for failure from the jump, no real advancement....

    Advice to Management

    provide better training , don't give a new employee accounts from veteran employees, be fare across the boars, don't be shady

    Games Workshop2019-04-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    GW is a unique and quirky place to work. Managers want to support their staff and there are lots of opportunities to develop and progress. GW has a very diverse workforce allowing fora variety of experience and insight.

    Cons

    Needs to catch up with being a big business. Some senior managers are very stuck in their ways.

    Games Workshop2019-03-10
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Great teams and a general sense of camaraderie

    Cons

    Nothing that is relevant to Games Workshop alone

    Games Workshop2018-10-18
  6. "Fun place to work for hobby enthusiasts"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Hobby Assistant in Helsinki, Southern Finland
    Recommends

    I worked at Games Workshop part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly training involving customer service, sales, the companies products etc. Often conducted in the form of role playing exercises. Co-workers were nice and shared similar interests. Often spent time together after work as well.

    Cons

    Weekly training was unpaid for part timers. At peak times it could feel like the store was understaffed.

    Games Workshop2018-08-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working at workshop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Passionate people throughout the company, many of whom celebrate your success as much as your own. Support is readily available for those who need it.

    Cons

    Decisions seem to work on a pendulum basis, which can lead to a lack of stability from higher management. Sadly ego often seems to be a leading problem during any interdepartment disputes.

    Advice to Management

    When decisions are being made that impact multiple departments, give staff a clear indication of what is going on and the overall goal to be achieved. The constant chop and change helps few.

    Games Workshop2018-08-15
  8. "A great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with friendly colleagues and environment.

    Cons

    Difficulties to progress with your career

    Games Workshop2018-08-14
  9. "Fantastic company"

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      Former Employee - Lots of Varied Tretail and Head Office Roles in Nottingham, England
      Recommends

      I worked at Games Workshop full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Worked there for 18 years. Loved it! Can't recommend the company enough.

      Cons

      None- it was pretty damn awesome

      Games Workshop2018-08-13
    • Helpful (2)

      "GW US Management doesn’t understand the long game"

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      Former Employee - Account Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Games Workshop full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The creative people are amazing and develop product and books that I am proud to represent to my Trade Account stores.

      Cons

      Frustrating that management won’t allow enough time and resources for us to develop our trade accounts fully. When I was recruited, I was told that a primary responsibility was to work with small business owners (game stores) and develop the Trade Account relationship by helping them understand how to work with Games Workshop. That didn’t last. Some people who are supposed to be a part of the management team are afraid...

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      Advice to Management

      Eliminate the fiefdoms and ridiculously over-inflated egos that make it increasingly difficult to achieve the goals. I’ve read the investor statement and building the community so we have sustainable growth is one of the four areas of focus. Unfortunately, the lack of control and leadership demonstrated by US management will result in stagnation. We have an amazing resource to build the GW community, AND SOME ELSE IS...

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      Games Workshop2018-08-21
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