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Updated 10 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people, good compensation" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Decent pay for the expectation of results" (in 4 reviews)

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

  • "But when your the only employee in your store their is no one to blame but yourself" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership and vision from CEO

    Cons

    Nine really as it’s a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the values


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Warped Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with Exciting IP
    Discounts on Toys
    Onsite canteen
    Sharesave Scheme

    Cons

    Staff are frequently promoted or appointed without any job knowledge or relevant skills. This stems from a culture of 'fit over skill' which is enforced so strictly that everyone becomes afraid of speaking out against it. Even worse, because staff have no training or background, but are hired based on personality alone, they end up covering for mistakes by lying, bullying and scapegoating. Staff with outside training are then treated with suspicion and hostility. As a woman I have found this to particularly affect me, being over ruled in meetings by less experienced male staff with no training, even on specific technical points.

    'Fit', especially in the main studio soon became a macho culture where staff with disabilities were excluded and victimised, but no-one dared say anything for fear of challenging the company values.

    Even admin staff, especially schedulers, were out of the depth frequently covering up by lying, passing the buck, even while trying to take over another person's responsibilities. These led to frequent unpaid overtime to make up for scheduling mistakes or redoing work that wasn't right first time.

    Advice to Management

    Stop valuing 'fit' - which is widely abused - over skill.
    Make sure staff are trained for the jobs they have, including managers.
    Implement anti-bullying policy.

  3. "General review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Been at GW a few years, it's been a great place to work and I couldn't really ask for more.

    Cons

    Not really any cons, even if you are not into the hobby they are still a great employer

    Advice to Management

    Been doing very well recently, keep doing what you're doing


  4. "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great and friendly working environment

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Less prejudice


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No Progression After 10 Years?"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People really do care about this firm. Internally the culture is strong and the business is respected.

    Cons

    No progression realitically outside of HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Get more staff back for stores and pay a decent wage.


  6. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Games Workshop full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not discriminate people and verry nice pkace to work

    Cons

    Sometimes low work and wanting from people tomuch

    Advice to Management

    Hope everything will be fine like now.


  7. "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They care about their Staff 110% . Training is great, great support, no judgement but 100% support if you need it no matter if work related or not.

    Cons

    Nothing negative well the parking is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Continue with what you are doing and how you do it. Passion, trust and Humour will always sell

  8. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant working environment. The company really looks after their staff and encourages them to make the most of any opportunity. They will support you through personal development. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and friendly

    Cons

    There aren't any! I love my job


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Veteran Sergeant in Nottingham, England
    Former Employee - Veteran Sergeant in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Games Workshop full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good camaraderie, decent discount, excellent training.

    Cons

    Driven be nepotism and personalities rather than objective, measurable performance-more 'who you know' than what you do.
    When they're done with you they will get rid of you.

    Advice to Management

    Have your professionals aware of law, pay better and give growth and development opportunities. Listen to both sides!


  10. "Working at GW"

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    Current Employee - Trade Manager in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Trade Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A fantastic place to work. It offers plenty of opportunities to grow and look at different aspects of business as they are fully vertically integrated. Staff generally stay for a long time and long service to the company is rewarded and celebrated.

    Cons

    The fast paced nature of the business may not be to everyone's liking


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