Games Workshop Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2020

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3.8
75%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Games Workshop CEO  Kevin Rountree (no image)
Kevin Rountree
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "High level of autonomy, large employee discount, good bonuses based on sales growth(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great people, good compensation(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper Management will only help those who they deem worthy of it(in 11 reviews)

  • "Not really any cons, even if you are not into the hobby they are still a great employer(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, all the staff are lovely

    Cons

    Not the best pay, would prefer more

  2. "Grass is always greener"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Good managerial support Occasional bonuses Discounts Can get creative Somewhat independent

    Cons

    Challenging customers KPI's aren't reasonable Weird hours Limited holidays Internationally run

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  3. "A great company to be that is evolving a lot ballasted by their unprofessional and short sighted middle management teams"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    A company that It's evolving a lot. Great team atmosphere and creativity. Better than average payment. Niche business that rewards good sale practices.

    Cons

    Lack of professional mentorship and actual business process. Middle management isn't really professional or sensible and they don't give you any opportunity to implement new ideas. The control that the middle management has over their employees is really soft and there aren't many controls nor due diligence.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Successful company with longevity and appreciation for employees.

    Cons

    I have nothing to add that is negative.

  5. "10/10 Best of All Possible Jobs"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outlet Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Absolute support and positive work environment, coworkers are like family. Astonishingly good benefits

    Cons

    It's kind of like a motorcycle gang. You get it or you don't. Sometimes people just don't fit and they quit or get fired

  6. "Not Bad, not great either"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    + Friendly Staff + Nice Environment + Great training + Willing to work with student schedule + Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    - Company attitude that their products are the best and you should only say good things to people. - Standards are very high re: appearance (no sitting, no slouching etc) - Often required to work through lunch, no proper breaks as you cannot leave the store unattended nor can you close while you have a break.

  7. "Awesome Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Development Representative in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is great friendship between staff

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to move up.

  8. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Pay benefits and paid vaca

    Cons

    No room for advancement opp

  9. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to play and sell Warhammer all day

    Cons

    Management only cares about sales and little about market and location and other limiting factors. Not very many advancement opportunities.

  10. "Mostly positive"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice culture, loads of people stuck around so it is a good sign

    Cons

    It takes a while for any decision to be actioned

    Games Workshop Response

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. Your constructive feedback is really appreciated.

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