Dave & Buster's Reviews

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Dave & Buster's CEO and CFO Steve King
Steve King
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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. 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


  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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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  5. 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  7. 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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of hours considering its open late.

    Cons

    Everything about this place was run horribly wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Most of you are idiots.



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