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Exhauting but fun

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Former Employee - Area of Operartions Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Area of Operartions Manager in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Dave & Buster's

Pros

As a manager you get free games and can let your family play. It is high volume fast pace. You work long hours but they fly by most of the time.

Cons

tough to advance. They will hire people from outside with GM experience and promote them ahead of internal promotes. Also the way responseabilities are broken up it almost impossible to get time to learn the finacial side of the business which is what they will say is the reason they promoted someone one from out side GM roles past you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your internal promotes are hungry to prove themselves. Have training classes to help develope them on finacial aspects of running the business.

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    Im now paranoid with low self-esteem

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    You learn how to defend yourself. You become really good at comforting other employee while they are having an emotional break.

    Cons

    The management team will treat you badly. They don't care how customers treat you. They can call you names threaten you and you are still made to take care of them. Numerous managers will make fun of employees to other employees. Certain parts of the year they come out with a hit list and will follow employees around till they see them do something wrong and then fire them. Completely based on favoritism. When you bring issues to their attention the will tell you to get over it. Expected to work 16 hr days and you have to cry out of hunger and exhaustion to get a break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat others how you want to be treated. Ask God for forgiveness. Stop acting like Gods you're no better than anyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Working as a Midway Tech is fun and rewarding. Pay is very low

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    Former Employee - Midway Tech in West Nyack, NY
    Former Employee - Midway Tech in West Nyack, NY

    I worked at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    This review is specifically about being a Midway Tech. It is a very fun job in getting to play with games all day. If you are technical person, you can have a lot of fun and learn a lot. It is also very satisfying to accomplish a task and move on the way you do in this job

    Cons

    This review is specifically about being a Midway Tech. The pay is too low for the abilities offered by this job. Despite having the ability to level-up in your qualification as a Midway Tech, there is no financial tie. Rather than only having Midway Techs and one Senior Game Tech, there should be more levels. An entry level that learns the ropes and at least one level (outside of the sole SGT role) that is higher up rewarding that experience with higher pay. Techs do a job no one else can at D&B!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See my suggestions in the cons review. Basically pay Techs more. Pay new techs less in case of high turnover, but let them graduate to proper pay by certification or time served. The lone Dept. Head and SGT titles are not enough because sometimes Midway Techs serve in the role for many years.

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