Famous Dave's Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Ed Rensi
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Pros
  • It was a very fun atmosphere, all of the employees where so welcoming and helpful (in 6 reviews)

  • Fun atmosphere, laid back uniform (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Wouldn't be surprised if him and the other rich old men running the board put the company up for sale soon (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good casual restaurant serving job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Famous Dave's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers in FOH. If you show up on time and ready to serve, you can make decent money. For a professional server who knows to leave your baggage at the door, this is a great job. If you are reliable and do good work, you will get good hours.

    Cons

    Like all serving jobs, some days are better than others. Kitchen staffing issues can lead to long ticket times on busy nights.

    Advice to Management

    CEO took away the blues, wants conveyor ovens like Red Robin. Dave's is not about mass-produced crap. It's about hand-seasoned, smoked-in-house, amazing BBQ.


  2. Bartender

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

    I have been working at Famous Dave's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working with staff, great discount, fast paced and always way to sell more to get more tips.

    Cons

    Management is not organized and lots of drama

    Advice to Management

    Be managers not coworkers


  3. Server

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Waldorf, MD
    Current Employee - Server in Waldorf, MD

    I have been working at Famous Dave's part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy money Good food Some regular customers TIPS Store hours aren't bad

    Cons

    Not enough hours , always getting cut Worst uniforms hopefully new CEO will bring back old ones

    Advice to Management

    NEW professional management!!


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  5. Kitchen Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Famous Dave's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, customer oriented, scratch kitchen, resourceful

    Cons

    Need new board of directors

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your grounds, do what you know, be the best you can be! Be famous!!!


  6. fine place

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Busser in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Busser in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Famous Dave's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy money, short working hours

    Cons

    not enough people on staff


  7. Host/To-Go

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

    I worked at Famous Dave's part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, keeps you busy at times, you'll meet a lot of cool people, fairly easy.

    Cons

    Down times can be boring, you don't make much in tips


  8. Average Restuarant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Famous Dave's

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, friendly management, pretty easy job

    Cons

    Facility isn't able to pay bills (COD with all suppliers), corporate doesn't seem to care


  9. Helpful (1)

    At first good now its horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host in Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Host in Doral, FL

    I have been working at Famous Dave's part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers , nice environment to work in Good Food

    Cons

    Managers Are Horrible , perverts and soo unprofessional I complained about a problem with general manager about another manager and they cut my hours And I get treated like trash even in front of guests

    Advice to Management

    Hire new managers the ones they have suck and are so unprofessional


  10. Helpful (1)

    Server

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Famous Dave's

    Pros

    Very Flexible! Co-workers are pretty nice! Work is not very demanding.

    Cons

    Managers tend to put off conflicts amongst staff! Certain individuals are given many chances while others are terminated immediately.


  11. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Westbury, NY
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Westbury, NY

    I have been working at Famous Dave's full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere most of the time.

    Cons

    They don't put automatic gratuity for parties of 6 or more

    Advice to Management

    Put gratuity on check



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