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Gameworks Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
Gameworks – US – “Exterior of Ontario location”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.2 12 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Steven Dooner

(2 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Part time job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsBusy workplace with a lot to do. Generally not difficult work.

    ConsLack of advancement and poor salary.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working for GameWorks was the worst joke I've ever heard.

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy hours, very lax management in house. Pay was fine for the minimal amount of work needed to be done. In house management had a great level of comradery. This was most likely due to the fact that we bonded over the poor upper management.

    ConsThe boredom, mainly because this company is all but dead. Dave & Busters perfected what GameWorks wishes they could achieve. They want to spend little to no money improving a company that was put together with duct tape, in a sense. Their best decision would be to shut their doors.
    Upper management is a complete joke. They are pleasant enough to talk to, but have zero idea what they are doing. They change their mind every other day, and use positively antiquated practices in regards to marketing.
    At one point, our particular store was losing 130,000+ a month. The current clientele is trash, and obviously the lack of new, better business that they always talk about chasing reflects the poor management and their decisions.
    The servers would walk away with almost no money, and couldn't get shifts because they were constantly trying to cut labor costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChoose a new concept, instead of continuing on as a trashy Dave & Busters wanna be. The CEO is terrible, and his direct staff reflects that. No real professional should consider working here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was an Ok place to work

    Operations Manager (Former Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsI enjoyed the other crew memebers

    ConsThey have shut all but 4 stores

    Advice to Senior Managementwalk the walk and talk the talk

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok...good learning environment

    Shift Manager (Current Employee) Newport, KY

    ProsSome of the managers are more than willing to share their experiences with you to help you grow.

    ConsHourly staff just looked at as a number. Customer is ALWAYS right no matter the situation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that your staff are the face of your business. Treat them with respect and they will work harder for your goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok for a college job!

    Banquet Server (Former Employee) Newport, KY

    ProsFun, fast-paced, friendly, food discount

    ConsStressful, sexist, few growth opportunities, awful healthcare options

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you like to be treated like garbage, you should work here

    Cocktail/Bartender (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsThe people you work with are amazing. You make good money in the bar (when you have business)

    ConsManagement is incompetent and unfair. They cuss at you and treat you like garbage. The clientele is less than desirable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to get along with and respect eachother as a management team. Treat your frontline employees with respect/dignity that they deserve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst Management to work for

    Banquet Server (Former Employee) Ontario, CA

    ProsThe pay as a banquet server is phenominal for the amount of hours worked because you receive an automatic 19% of the total bill for parties of a minimum of $150, with about 4-5 parties per day.

    ConsThe management team is incompetent, but worse when they leave they get replaced by individuals who are just as bad or worse. The disrespect is humiliating and makes you feel less than human to be part of such a company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf Management were to treat their crewmembers as people, they would make a great environment to work in. Unfortunately they don't

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poorly managed from the home office

    Operations Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsFun atmosphere. Pay is above average for the industry, except for servers who rely on tips. There isn't enough business for most servers to make a livable wage. Bartenders do pretty good, but would do better at a night club or chain restaurant.

    ConsBlame it on the economy or poor management, business is dying fast. Little communication from the home office. Can't seem to find a direction. One day they're focusing on the restaurant and bar, the next they think bringing in new games will drive business. They can't figure out who their target customer is. Store managers believe in the concept, but can't figure out what the home office is thinking most of the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is the service industry. You're front line staff is your most important asset. Treat them as such and you'll get better results.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The real Game at Gameworks

    GM (Former Employee) Auburn Hills, MI

    Prosit could be a good entry into the entertainment business. You get exposed to the workings of operating a larege entertainment venue with several aspects, games, food and bev., etc

    ConsTotal dis-organization. Management doesn't utilize there management staff. There is no attention given to the quality of life in regards to the management. "close/open" shifts are very common, as well as a mid/open. When the venue closes at 2am and the open shift atarts at 8am, it can ware you out, granted, this doesn't happen all the time, it should never be allowed. The HQ is located in CA, not really in touch with what is going on in Detroit.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat all employess as the most valuable asset on the balance sheet

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Really fun place to work

    Bartender (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, fun...Co-workers are awesome, management is fun and rewarding most of the time. Customers generally are fine, it is the service industry-if you are reading this you should know what to expect. excellent benefits and perks-free fun and games-always a plus.

    ConsSecurity at times was needed-again, it is a bar. Time off requests were hard, but not impossible to work with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge your staff doing the right things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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