Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated March 20, 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. Typical chain restaurant, fast paced, nothing special

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Manager

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    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. awesome workplace

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    Former Employee - Waitstaff in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Waitstaff in Pawtucket, RI

    I worked at Dave & Buster's

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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)

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great business

    Cons

    Very few issues with this chain business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Saturday's are the new Monday

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Pays more than minimum wage
    Co-workers are a lot of fun
    Food discounts and employee gamecard

    Cons

    Weekends are crazy w/ plenty of rude/entitled guests
    Management are pervs
    Repeating yourself gets annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide an opportunity for raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. It gets old after a while

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    Current Employee - Winner Circle Staff in Westbury, NY
    Current Employee - Winner Circle Staff in Westbury, NY

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

    Pros

    coworkers are cool. food is good. starting pay is good. simple job on weekdays, not much to do and basically get paid to sit around.

    Cons

    the managers are all shady. the customers are rude and it is incredibly busy on saturdays. if you do not like kids you will dread working on weekends. the hours are long. the managers aren't considerate at all. on a busy day they would schedule you 9-11 hours. NO room for growth. they won't even cross train you so you can try something new. so apply for what you think is best for you because after that you're stuck with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please get managers that actually give a damn about their workers. and that aren't shady as hell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Fun & upbeat environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    Carefree, fun environment. Co workers make the job a lot more fun and are very fun to work with. Everyone works together as a team.

    Cons

    The downfall are all the drunk, obnoxious customers you encounter. Many times, they will argue with you for no reason or make inappropriate remarks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Game Tech

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    Current Employee - Game Technician in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Game Technician in Clackamas, OR

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

    Pros

    Occasionally laid back, good relationship with employers.

    Cons

    Some jobs like cleaning seemed unnecessary, managers can be to overbearing, can be really busy and frustrating on busy weekend nights. Long shifts with no breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more understanding and realize that your company could treat employees better realizing that they make an abundance amount of money in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. They do not know how to treat employees and are cheap!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    My co-workers are the greater part of my day...

    Cons

    Corporate politics pull you down...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Employees are awesome. Some management...not so much

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Bartender in Hanover, MD

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can make good money sometimes

    Cons

    Can make good money SOMETIMES

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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