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Dave & Buster's Milpitas Reviews

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  • Lack of communication and long hours (in 52 reviews)

  • Make sure you have energy on busy days cause no breaks so constant standing and moving around (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work with great benefits and awesome management."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender/Key in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Bartender/Key in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a lot of opportunity to grow. The employees are great and everyone is always wiling to help. Management is amazing. All the managers are very professional and very well trained. They support there staff very well and make our jobs fun and easy.

    Cons

    I have no cons in my employment with this company. They have always provided me with the necessary tools to do my job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and let's keep growing!!


  2. "Great money. Horrible management."

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    Former Employee - Cocktail Server in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Cocktail Server in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the time you leave with good tip.
    It's also a great job if you want fast money.

    Cons

    They make you work on your breaks when it's too busy.
    Poor management

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees like people and not animals.

  3. "Area Operations Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with the company for several years and I've seen a lot of changes. The recent adjustments in leadership and development have been most impactful for the overall store culture and moral.

    Cons

    There was a time when the hours seemed unbearable, however the work life balance has improved tremendously since I started. It's really a fun place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing great leaders!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "This is not a job. It is a Career."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to learn and grow. The entire culture is based on developing people into promotable positions. This runs through salaried managers to hourly employees.

    Cons

    In the three years that I have been here I have noticed a tremendous change in the management style. In the beginning the cons were long hours, no recognition and zero input. In the past year since the current GM has taken the reigns all of that has gone away. I currently feel that there are no cons to working at D&B Milpitas

    Advice to Management

    Value the development that you are currently receiving. ask questions, have ideas and input. Plan your career path.


  5. "Area Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i have been working here for a little over 3 years now. Started as a server and worked my way up to a manager. This has been a great company and even better management team to work for. We have a GM David Fair who develops all of us managers to help us for our future. Also having other mentors like Gabriel Medina and Brad Balderson helping us along the way with our development as well. I would recommend this company to anyone to work for. You can really find a career in this company and make it your own. Development and personal growth is huge within this company. i wouldnt want to work for any other company

    Cons

    no cons great company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    no advice keep doing what your doing!!


  6. "Awesome place to work!! GREAT CULTURE!!!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great thing about working for Dave and Buster’s is the people! Management team and the staff are outstanding, always going above and beyond. Having David Fair as our GM brings so much leadership to the table, what he has shown us and taught us is quite amazing and makes me wonder how I saw things before…, really opened up my mind. Also, with his right-hand man Brad Balderson (AGM). David and Brad really motivated and mentored me into the leader I am today.

    Cons

    There is no downside to working with Dave and Buster’s. A company that takes care of their people is great for business. =)

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving yourself and mentoring individuals around you.


  7. "Growing at DnB"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Area Operations Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My GM David Fair is all about developing!!! I have grown and learned so much since he came aboard!! We all work as a team to reach the same goals, and have great communication so we can always be on the same page. Our AGMs Brad Balderson and Dennis Baughman are very accessible always, and willing to help in anything we need. Definately happy to work here with my coworkers, or as we call it, "DNB family!"

    Cons

    I do not find any Cons of working at DnB.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing job!!

  8. "Working at Dave & Buster's is OK"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk/Host in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were very chill (especially the servers)

    Cons

    Management does a poor job of scheduling and training its employees, so you're always put in a difficult situation. Also, as a host, you don't get breaks, especially if you're working on a weekend night when it is packed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    ""Like an adult Chuck-E-Cheese!""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitstaff/Bartender in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Waitstaff/Bartender in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're good at waitstaff / bartending you could easily make $60 to $200 a day (pending time of day and weekend) take home THAT day, including your pay at the end of the 2 weeks which averages around $200.

    Cons

    If you can come to work, not deal with employee drama, and somehow manage to not merge your private parts with your co-workers you will have a pretty okay time here. These guys know how to party.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the improvements on the place! It's looking good!


  10. "They Eat and Play, you work all day."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Potential to make good tips if you really want it.

    Cons

    Long hours, no appreciation for work done. Open 365 without regard to personal life outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of caring only about making money, care about the people working day in and out for you. Without them, you don't have a business.


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