Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Pros
  • I worked in the corporate office and it was a fun environment (in 8 reviews)

  • Pretty good money when it's not summer time (everyone wants to be outside and many mods options for families other than dave and busters) (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Open 365 days a year :( long long hours on your feet when busy with no break to eat (in 9 reviews)

  • Absolutely no room for improvement unless you are an exceptional server (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work with great benefits and awesome management.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender/Key in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Bartender/Key in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a lot of opportunity to grow. The employees are great and everyone is always wiling to help. Management is amazing. All the managers are very professional and very well trained. They support there staff very well and make our jobs fun and easy.

    Cons

    I have no cons in my employment with this company. They have always provided me with the necessary tools to do my job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and let's keep growing!!


  2. Area Operations Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    i have been working here for a little over 3 years now. Started as a server and worked my way up to a manager. This has been a great company and even better management team to work for. We have a GM David Fair who develops all of us managers to help us for our future. Also having other mentors like Gabriel Medina and Brad Balderson helping us along the way with our development as well. I would recommend this company to anyone to work for. You can really find a career in this company and make it your own. Development and personal growth is huge within this company. i wouldnt want to work for any other company

    Cons

    no cons great company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    no advice keep doing what your doing!!


  3. Awesome place to work!! GREAT CULTURE!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great thing about working for Dave and Buster’s is the people! Management team and the staff are outstanding, always going above and beyond. Having David Fair as our GM brings so much leadership to the table, what he has shown us and taught us is quite amazing and makes me wonder how I saw things before…, really opened up my mind. Also, with his right-hand man Brad Balderson (AGM). David and Brad really motivated and mentored me into the leader I am today.

    Cons

    There is no downside to working with Dave and Buster’s. A company that takes care of their people is great for business. =)

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving yourself and mentoring individuals around you.


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  5. Growing at DnB

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My GM David Fair is all about developing!!! I have grown and learned so much since he came aboard!! We all work as a team to reach the same goals, and have great communication so we can always be on the same page. Our AGMs Brad Balderson and Dennis Baughman are very accessible always, and willing to help in anything we need. Definately happy to work here with my coworkers, or as we call it, "DNB family!"

    Cons

    I do not find any Cons of working at DnB.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing job!!


  6. Working at Dave & Buster's is OK

    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were very chill (especially the servers)

    Cons

    Management does a poor job of scheduling and training its employees, so you're always put in a difficult situation. Also, as a host, you don't get breaks, especially if you're working on a weekend night when it is packed.


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    "Like an adult Chuck-E-Cheese!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitstaff/Bartender in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Waitstaff/Bartender in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're good at waitstaff / bartending you could easily make $60 to $200 a day (pending time of day and weekend) take home THAT day, including your pay at the end of the 2 weeks which averages around $200.

    Cons

    If you can come to work, not deal with employee drama, and somehow manage to not merge your private parts with your co-workers you will have a pretty okay time here. These guys know how to party.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the improvements on the place! It's looking good!


  8. They Eat and Play, you work all day.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Potential to make good tips if you really want it.

    Cons

    Long hours, no appreciation for work done. Open 365 without regard to personal life outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of caring only about making money, care about the people working day in and out for you. Without them, you don't have a business.


  9. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Winner Circle Staff in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Winner Circle Staff in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are fun to work with, but working long hours sucks not making any tips.

    Cons

    Winner's Circle. I feel we did the most, tiring (retail) work and didn't recieve any acknowledgment. Tried to move up as a server, but wouldn't let me.

    Advice to Management

    Good job, but more communication with your employees.


  10. Longer shifts than any other restaurant job I've had...ever.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cash in your pocket at the end of every shift (if you don't work an AM shift).

    Cons

    Inflexible shift changes, low morale, lack of encouragement.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement of interpersonal skills, morale, and personal emergencies.


  11. Senior Operations Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated hourly staff, great team work among hourly staff, hourly staff make the company.

    Cons

    Long hours, averaging 70 hour work week, lack of growth opportunities, quick burn out rate among managers. No life work balance at all.



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