Dave & Buster's

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Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
141 Reviews
2.9
141 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Easy Money

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    Current Employee - Cocktail Server in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    Easy money, great coworkers, easy to move up.

    Cons

    The customers are a pain, not to mention discounts/coupon specials that happen daily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was ok

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    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was front desk/ host. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't amazing. What can I say it's a service industry job. The people are cool and you get free chips to play games and discounted food.

    Cons

    Working in the service industry - people aren't nice and there's no room to grow unless you want to become a restaurant manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best job ever for me!

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    Current Employee - Management in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Management in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    It completes everything I was craving for over the past 20 years. Allows me to be challenged & rewarded while being the most fun, professional, and safe environment to work in. Team is together as one and we get to exceed the Guest expectations easily everyday with the best systems, and tools provided by the company.

    Cons

    Haven't came across one yet. It's been the most honest, fair position/company in my entire career from the start. I'm privileged to say I'm part of the team and look forward to going into my shift each and every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the culture, love the people, and overall truly see myself retiring with this company many many years from now, while continuing to work hard each and everyday in the company that has won my attention, experience, and natural talents. I will continue to give my all as I'm personally excited about the growth and future with D&B. I look forward to teaching, coaching and leading all my learnings to all new team members joining to cater to the growth of our amazing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    energetic place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    They allow you to play the games

    Cons

    they expect you to work any shift, even though you tell them it is difficult to change your schedule

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun !

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    Current Employee - Server in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Plymouth Meeting, PA

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

    Pros

    Managers are very laid back and the tips are good (well if you're a great waiter of course). Everyone is like family. Also, the company prefers internal hiring which is great for those who would like to work their way up the ladder.

    Cons

    Because this isn't a normal restaurant, it can be difficult to manage the amount of employees in different departments. It can become very chaotic and easy to get lost in the midst of things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to get and stay on the same page. I support everyone's management style as long as general outline of rules/regulations stays the same.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nothing special

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    Current Employee - Winner Circle Staff
    Current Employee - Winner Circle Staff

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

    Pros

    It can be a fun atmosphere, customers are usually in a good mood, get a discount on food and games

    Cons

    If you work winner circle in a slow day you're alone and pretty much stuck in one spot all day, me and none of the people I worked with ever got raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better staffing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    dishwasher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    free food if you work long shifts

    Cons

    long hours for free food

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Server

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    Former Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun, interacting with many different people

    Cons

    Sometimes hours were really long

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    one year with dnb

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    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    decent pay managers are sweet and understandable and always has your back, paid vacation if your with the company for a few months, discounts, great part time (second job), flexible

    Cons

    no growth, hard to get raises, not guaranteed hours of 28 a week, schedules are unorganized, shifts can go as long as 14 hours a day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train employees better, value dedicated and loyal employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not bad, but too much manager and staff drama

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    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    I was front desk/hostess. Chill environment with cool co workers that were friendly to you. Got close to everyone really fast and we would hang out after work.

    Cons

    It sucked when I got tipped on the credit card charges but I was not allowed to take it. Well organized and my co workers were cool. The benefits were alright but getting days off and stuff was a drag and even though you asked for certain days off weeks ahead of time, they wouldn't grant them.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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