Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. Server/Front Desk

    Former Employee - Front Desk in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The environment is great and fun! Lots of opportunities to move up in the company, if you are willing to work for it!

    Cons

    Very high stress level work environment, BUT the money makes up for it usually ;)


  2. Helpful (1)

    Operations Manager

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

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great opportunity to bonus

    Cons

    Current benefits plan is awful, need to switch insurance providers!


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

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    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!!


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  5. Waitstaff

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Waitress in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome team environment. Really fun place to work and you make great money in tips.

    Cons

    Typically restaurant issues with rude customers and long hours. Sometimes hard to get time off.


  6. General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, motivated, constant growth, positive environment

    Cons

    Long hours, late nights. Aggressive budgets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


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

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    • 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.


  8. Assistant General Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a growing brand with numerous advancement opportunities!! Mentorship from my General Manager David Fair is fantastic! I feel like my future is strong and heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    None! This is a great brand to work for that spends time on mentoring individuals in to promotable positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with mentoring and guiding the team to achieve at the highest level!!


  9. Area Operations Manager

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    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!!


  10. Growing at DnB

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    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!!


  11. General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    D&B is a great company to work for in every way. It is financially strong and growing, providing very competitive salaries coupled with advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    None...It is a very good company and due to it's financial strength provides great advancement opportunities while enabling one to make a very good living.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing...Just keep providing us with the great strategic focus that you have been.



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