Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Pros
  • I got to work with a lot of young people, young managers, in a fun environment (in 8 reviews)

  • Good money for sure, but has steadily decreased since the remodel (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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    When it's busy, it's great

    Cons

    When it's not busy, it's not so great

  2. Fun shifts, long hours

    Current Employee - Bar Back in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Bar Back in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's

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

    Pros

    fun environment
    half off on food
    great music played throughout the shift
    get to see the biggest sporting events on multiple screens

    Cons

    depending on your job, the hours in a shift can be long, but that's what comes with working in a restaurant. for me it's not too difficult since i've been in the food industry for 6 years. slow days are kind of hard to get through but the fast paced ones fly by. again, that's what comes with working in the service industry

    Advice to Management

    none. my mangers were always attentive and helped me with anything that i needed. keep up the good work guys

  3. Dave and busters was a fun place to work met a lot of great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deposits
    Former Employee - Deposits

    I worked at Dave & Buster's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, great food, great managers

    Cons

    No life outside of dnb, managers Don't follow policy

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  5. Great team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server in Providence, RI

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

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

    Pros

    Team members and management make the environment worth going to. Never micromanaged.

    Cons

    Clientele in the area isn't great

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great!

  6. Service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Love the work I do.

    Cons

    The hours are not enough.

  7. Don't work here unless you need to

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Technician in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Game Technician in Clackamas, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can be fun
    Intereact with a lot of people, also it's a way to pass time, some times you can play games

    Cons

    Very taxing job on your body, they don't treat employees with respect at all, feel invauleable, ask you to do the most ridiculous things

    Advice to Management

    Please just try to not think you're so great and everybody else is your servant, that is all

  8. Typical chain restaurant, fast paced, nothing special

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Philadelphia, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Get a paycheck albeit not a very good one

    Cons

    Way too many different managers, not very flexible with schedules, I would say it is in the lower end of restaurants I've cooked at.

    Advice to Management

    Give the line cooks the proper equipment to have a smoother service when the kitchen gets slammed on a Saturday night.

  9. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Arcadia, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arcadia, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Working here is great because it is fun and the pay is a lot better than most places.

    Cons

    Long hours take your life away

  10. awesome workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitstaff in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Waitstaff in Pawtucket, RI

    I worked at Dave & Buster's

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Dave & Buster's was the workplace environment; there was never a dull moment. My co-workers were nice people and it made the job much easier for me.

    Cons

    Its extremely stressful if you aren't good at what you are doing, the job requires a lot of energy and you are on your feet 100% of the time. Just like every other workplace, you really have to keep an eye out on drama.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Loved working there

    Former Employee - Waitress in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Waitress in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great business

    Cons

    Very few issues with this chain business

    Advice to Management

    None

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