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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 (More than 3 years)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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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  1. good money fast

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    Former Employee - Cocktail Server in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Cocktail Server in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Potential to make a lot of money quickly, if you work hard. Somewhat flexible hours and lots of people to exchange shifts with for coverage.

    Cons

    Late night hours, working holidays. Can sometimes get a little bit "clique-ey" with the fellow servers. Possibility of getting stuck late for coverage.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Williamsville, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Williamsville, NY

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Vacation, Decent benefits. Hit bonus at least once a year.

    Cons

    Horrible Hours, Horrible Corporate Assistance, Horrible Upper Management. Upper management creates a negative work place. Company could care less about your personal life. If you don't put them first they treat you terribly. Labor percent is beyond reachable. Managers work into early morning hours washing dishes because labor hours have been cut so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to handle stress. Learn how to speak with fellow managers and staff members. Create a fun, happy work place.


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