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It was a good place to start

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Former Employee - Special Events Manager  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Special Events Manager in Washington, DC

I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Work here will give you a good mix of restaurant, unique venue and events background while also experiencing working with a very large staff. If you take the time to learn as much about the operations and your market as possible, it makes the sales of events very easy and financially rewarding. D&B has a rich culture and also believes in promoting from within when possible

Cons

Ever since the first sale to an investment company, the internal structure (and ownership) has been constatly changing making it difficult to feel stable in your job. There is no commission structure for the SEM position; it's all or none based on hitting your monthly budget. This is acceptable in the sales world but really hurts in months like December when you work your tail-end off and might not get a dime. If you aren't able to move it's very difficult to advance your career.

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    It gets worse as time goes on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    Abundance of hours if you need them, nice starting pay, sometimes friendly management and co-worker staff, good place to start off but get out asap.

    Cons

    You have to deal with rude guests, management doesn't even follow company policy that anyone under 21 has to be accompanied by an adult, so you will have to work with obnoxious kids. You can wave your weekends/sanity goodbye. You have a half off discount on food when you work, but the food is so disgusting and still overpriced that it's still not worth it. Understaffed most of the time, if you work on any holiday/ time where kids are out of school there is no increased pay, you will be swamped with work, and you expected to stay late to restock everything that was sold. Management makes it difficult to balance school and work at the same time. There is always specific favoritism going on when management makes the schedule. If you do not agree to call in shifts you get treated harshly by management. Absolutely no room for improvement unless you are an exceptional server. Be prepared to work many late exhausting nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold employees that often call out more responsible, and treat your employees that are responsible and work hard better. Actually implement company policy as intended as opposed to when it is convenient to you.

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    Disrespectful application and hiring process

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    I haven't worked there before

    Cons

    Disrespectful in hiring process and rejection.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually take the time to reject candidates instead of leading them on and then sending a hasty rejection letter.

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