Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Dave & Buster's CEO and CFO 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. fun to the core

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Fun, great pay as a server. The guests are usually alot of fun. The staff has become a family. Great atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours, very long hours on the weekends. Weekly paychecks would be great but unfortunately that isn't the case

    Advice to Management

    I think management should communicate more with one another. There is a huge lack of communication but all good aside from that


  2. Happy employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk and Hostess in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Front Desk and Hostess in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really great environment to work in. Make a lot of great friends in the end

    Cons

    Management isn't well trained. Doing your job you may know a lot more then they do

    Advice to Management

    To better understand their employee needs and to stick behind the employee when a guest starts to complain.


  3. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great ppl to work for and with
    Pay was decent
    Hours were ok
    Location easy to get to

    Cons

    Night hours r too long
    Parking lot was over crowded
    Which meant sometimes hard to find place to park


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  5. Growth

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

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment! Flexible work schedule! Some upper level Executives are friendly and open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Too many negative personalities. Management caters to negative and troubled employees.


  6. Sales and Event Manager

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

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time

    Pros

    Great sales training. Learned great tips on how to sell. The entire sales team throughout the country gives you tips, ideas, areas to prospect, etc... I really liked learning from everyone.

    Cons

    Working with the operations staff is horrible. Sales and operations do not mix well. Both parties must make their numbers and it's a constant battle.

    Must work holidays. No life/work balance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Sever

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server At Dave and Buster's in Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Server At Dave and Buster's in Manchester, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Easy money, fun environment, laid back management, easy to move up

    Cons

    Like every restaurant when summer hits it gets so slow but when it rains ..IT POURS MONEY


  8. Team Captain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Captain in Springdale, OH
    Former Employee - Team Captain in Springdale, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Very Flexible schedule, allowing a college student be able to work and go to school

    Cons

    Sometimes your kindness gets taken for weakness and you get your time taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees to have at least a weekend to themselves


  9. Great serving job

    Current Employee - Server in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great tips during weekends, half price games Wednesday's, and summer weekdays.
    Super flexible with schedules.
    Only 2% tip out
    Never micromanaged - management is there when you need them but gives servers autonomy.
    All coworkers have a great an fun personality.
    Your section depends on how good you are and how much you can handle.
    Very fast paced, but fun environment.
    Upper management is fun, laid back, but can be strict also, which is good.
    Incentives for guest surveys!!

    Cons

    Bussers need to step their game up.
    Clientele can get bad on Friday and Saturday nights.
    Sometimes openers have to close and then reopen, but not too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Hire on a more strict basis---some servers, bussers, and hosts come and go because they were never qualified for the job.


  10. Fun Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, keeps you motivated

    Cons

    Always busy, not a moment to catch your breath


  11. Helpful (2)

    Lots of Fun, one con at my store

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of fun if you're a technically oriented person, and your good with people. Guests can be great, if you work with them

    Cons

    Make sure you check what people average, and ask for it. If you ask for lower than average, they will absolutely give it to you.



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