Dave & Buster's

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Dave & Buster's Reviews in Milpitas, CA

Updated May 21, 2014
Updated May 21, 2014
117 Reviews
2.7
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I worked in the corporate office and it was a fun environment (in 8 reviews)

  • Good money for sure, but has steadily decreased since the remodel (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, no appreciation for work done (in 6 reviews)

  • there was a lack of communication between managers and so we were told to do things multiple different ways and it caused confusion (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for 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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Like an adult Chuck-E-Cheese!"

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    Former Employee - Waitstaff/Bartender  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Waitstaff/Bartender in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They Eat and Play, you work all day.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's part-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    OK

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    Former Employee - Winner Circle Staff  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Winner Circle Staff in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Good job, but more communication with your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Longer shifts than any other restaurant job I've had...ever.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Improvement of interpersonal skills, morale, and personal emergencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Senior Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Dave and Busters was memorable and not necessarily a good thing.

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    Tons of hours considering its open late.

    Cons

    Everything about this place was run horribly wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of you are idiots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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