Dave & Buster's
2.8 of 5 87 reviews
www.daveandbusters.com Dallas, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 25, 2014

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56% Approve of the CEO

Dave & Buster's CEO and CFO Steve King

Steve King

(43 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good money for sure, but has steadily decreased since the remodel"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Fun environment, Good money on weekends, Great experience"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor clientele; Long hours at times"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Schedule has been adapted to 28 hours per week to cut insurance from employees before ObamaCare starts in 2014"
    in 4 reviews
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What A Great Company!!!

PMT Technician (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Pros•You work in an Arcade!!!
•Discount on food plus free games
•Great Management
•401K and Health Insurance (Not Obama Care)
•Safe Work Environment
•GREAT PAY!!!

Cons•The hours are limited to what corporate sets
•Can be cliquy at times
•Lots or chores

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Politic's not performance

Manager (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time

ProsFun environment. Meet lots of great people.

ConsTalk of respect and accountability, but at the end of the day it comes down to who you know. Some folks get away with everything, others held accountable for nonsense. Wierd

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sense of the policies first - then hold people accountable and reward performance. You need t have the courage to do the right thing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Childish management

Winner Circle Staff (Former Employee)

I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for less than a year

ProsThe guests are amazing! I loved interacting with them in the fun, fast-paced environment. The regulars are awesome, and you end up developing a strong relationship with the frequent guests.

ConsTHE MANAGEMENT IS ENTIRELY UNPROFESSIONAL. I can only speak for my store, but the managers act like they're directing their own little soap opera. It vaguely reminded me of High School Musical or something. Very uncouth, and at times extremely inappropriate. They think that just because it's a bar anything goes, which is not true! I had to leave because I have standards for the people I'll work for, and they don't cut it. I refuse to take orders from people that are several years my senior but behave like children. Supervisors and even our General Manager ended up terminated, which speaks volumes of their competence.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd more international stores.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great job for a high school student

Winner Circle Staff (Former Employee)
Frisco, TX

I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time for more than 3 years

Pros160 employees give you lots of social interaction
often there is some free time to play a game or two
lots of different job positions to round out a resume

Consvery loud. the games make incessant noises.
Customers are all entitled. Most D&B's are in a bad neighborhood so you deal with weird stuff often

Advice to Senior Managementafter working there for 4 years, being let go for "missing a shift" when i could provide evidence the schedule was changed without informing me is unacceptable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK

Winner Circle Staff (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for less than a year

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

ConsWinner'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 Senior ManagementGood job, but more communication with your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have fun daily

Host, Front Deak, Winner's Circle (Current Employee)
Maple Grove, MN

I have been working at Dave & Buster's part-time for less than a year

ProsI love the people I work with and the managers are really positive and supportive. I've never felt bad asking for help.

ConsOnly time only. 28 hours tops

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the managers at Maple Grove a pat on the back. They are a wonderful group of people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun but Management can be a drag

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Dave & Buster's

ProsI like working there. It was fun and people were always ready to have a good time.

ConsManagement can stifle the creativity and the unique personalities that exist there. They also dont enforce much and allow things to slide a lot.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not my cup of tea

Game Technician (Former Employee)
Utica, MI

I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for less than a year

ProsDiscounts on food, a personal game card that allows you more credits the longer you work there.

ConsDealing with a strange management team, drunk guests who aggressively treat games.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire people that are actually qualified for their position.

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Great place to work and fun coworkers.

Winner's Circle (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for less than a year

ProsCoworkers are open minded, fun, and friendly to everyone. It is easy to interact and get each others' contacts so that you can find someone to switch shifts with if necessary.

ConsThere are not that many cons. Sometimes the hours are long and you stay at work past 3am. Coworkers sometimes do not show and you will be forced to close on your own.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat company, adding benefits to workers would be better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good starting job or job to get through college.

Front Desk (Former Employee)
Ontario, CA

I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat co-workers, decent pay, employee parties/discounts

ConsLate nights, work every weekend, can be difficult to move up

Advice to Senior ManagementBring back some of the perks the company had before it was corporately owned.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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