Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Banquet Chef

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Banquet Chef in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Banquet Chef in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pros are you get very good tips on each Banquet You and your family play for free Great atmospher

    Cons

    You need to be focused cause its a buzy kitchen!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Everyone's a Winner

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Winner Circle Staff in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Winner Circle Staff in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Dave & Buster's

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

    Pros

    Dave & Busters is a fun place to work at your always on your feet interacting with guest. They provide employees with a game card filled with at least 50 points a month.

    Cons

    Depending on how busy Dave & Busters is you may work for 10 hours without 30 minute break. Staying late maybe hour or more over to stock when you already get off at 12am or 1am.

    Advice to Management

    Just make sure all Dave & Busters are giving employees breaks. Employees should be able to pay games with prizes and allowed to purchased prizes as well.


  3. front end

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    free food free food free food

    Cons

    everything else i was a food runner so i was nonstop running out food


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  5. Server

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, great managers who are always willing to help you out, free arcade games

    Cons

    Tips depend on the clientele that come in which can be a bust and working long hours on weekends


  6. Server at D&B Islandia

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islandia, NY

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

    Pros

    The money was good, especially during the breaks when kids had off from school and during popular party weeks (i.e. Holiday parties, communion parties, etc.) There is structure, since it is very corporate, which I like because everyone knows what they have to do and how it is supposed to be done. No surprises. My D&B coworkers became my D&B family.

    Cons

    If you are scheduled in cocktail (the game room), you tend to get out later and not make as much money. Late hours, and on a busy Friday/Saturday, I have left as late as 2:45 AM. It can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    The management team was helpful, honestly. They always have your back. Although it does tend to get stressful for both managers and employees.


  7. Fun job

    Former Employee - Server in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    Fun job, money was hit or miss depending solely on the clientele.

    Cons

    It's an expensive place to eat and sometimes servers tips suffer from this.

    Advice to Management

    Good things are happening


  8. Room for improvement

    Current Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Some guests are really nice.

    Cons

    Managers disappear Employee's don't help each other

    Advice to Management

    Raise the hourly pay, don't hide, and treat employees better.


  9. Austin Dave and Buster's

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative and Waitress in Taylor, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative and Waitress in Taylor, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Working with people and making their experience friendly and unforgettable

    Cons

    Schedule is unpredictable and some managers cannot take responsibility.


  10. Wonderful

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FOH Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - FOH Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful staff, family like atmosphere, room for growth, fun environment, lots of areas for training and development, love this job

    Cons

    Open three hundred sixty five days a year, long hours, lots of rules and regulations, can have rough guests to deal with


  11. Ready to quit but the money is good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    $$$ good money. Opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Bs childish co-workers and lazy managers

    Advice to Management

    Do better



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