Dave & Buster's

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Fun Environment great job for the right person.

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

I have been working at Dave & Buster's full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Fun environment, high energy, room for growth if you are willing to relocate to one of the 60 stores throughout the U.S.

Cons

In operations, extremely long hour expected, Management styles vary from store to store. Culture has been lost and corporatized over the past recent years. More focus on training and development is needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in your biggest asset, your employees by way of training and support- communication throughout the stores is extremely lacking which does not provide the tools to set your employees and management up for success.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had culture when it was privately owned, now it's all about increasing revenue.

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

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers & support system at the colleague level.

    The business model is unique and appealing... overall, they will pretty much always do alright, servers and bartenders have a lot of opportunity to make a lot of tip money.

    Sales people, if doing their job right... can easily hit their budgets.

    If you are a person that is happy with job security and the status quo, it's an alright place to work. If you have aspirations and drive to do more and be promoted, don't get sucked in.

    Cons

    There is a lot of talk about oportunities for advancement but very little opportunity for any. A lot of favoritism and encouraged gossip from upper management/corporate office.

    The corporate office does very little to concern with what is really going on at the store and would rather in corporate survey's see all positive reviews (which are forced by management to give - because the GM can win a contest for best survey results) than to hear what the real feedback is.

    The sales bonus structure has decreased over the past years, the better you do in sales the more incentives they take back.

    Salary increases once you are internal are minimal. They would rather hire unexperienced people and promote unexperienced personal to minimize pay... resulting in poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just talk about trust.. give trust. Respect all employees.. Don't just pretend to be concerned with what's occurring at operation level... be concerned. Doing a "secret" VP visit only works if it's really a secret... when the stores are alerted first, it does nothing but pass stress from top management for everyone to be on best behavior and don't say anything negative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    You take the good with the bad

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

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've worked there for 10 years .I've worked front desk cocktail department head and now I'm currently a bartender. You make good money if you can handle the amount if work it entails .your coworkers become your family in a way due to the fact some if them you have worked with for years

    Cons

    It's a popularity contest to get promoted ...my gm is doesn't care how hard you work but how much attention he gets .I've seen countless people get promoted and failed however the people he wOntario promote are slaving away fixing the managers mistakes and it's horrible also if there is a contest which is every other day if u win u never receive anything if u score low u get blasted how unfair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your staff u actually see how hard they work

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