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Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Dave & Buster's CEO and CFO Steve King
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  • Long hours, guest are rachet, hard to promote up (in 45 reviews)

  • Make sure you have energy on busy days cause no breaks so constant standing and moving around (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Fun environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    If you're a good server/ bartender, you will make good money (depending on the location of the restaurant).
    Management was pretty relaxed and nice.

    Cons

    Long shifts (sometimes)
    Minimum wage or less... You make your money with tips.
    If you get headaches easily, not the place for you!


  2. "Support Technician (Games)"

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    Former Employee - Support Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Support Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the funnest jobs you will ever have. Clean games, fix games, and play them. Pretty simple.

    Cons

    Poor management, hours can be very hard on students

    Advice to Management

    Be more inclusive of the arcade, managers really only care about the restaurant.


  3. "Outlook"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet a lot of great friends, managers, and learn experience in communication.

    Cons

    Stressful, bad scheduling at times (people call in), rude customers


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  5. "Best department to work in!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Winners Circle Staff in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Winners Circle Staff in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount on food. Awesome managers and great hours. You literally do nothing and get paid. And you get to play games.

    Cons

    No cons this was my absolute favorite job. As long as you follow some of the rules the managers will love you.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Room for advancement, company growth plan

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging


  7. "Dave & Busters Culinary Career Review"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Line Cook in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Experienced Line Cook in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dave & Buster's offers a fun filled work environment that offers culinary experience, above average employment benefits, and competitive wages.

    Cons

    Dave & Buster's does not possess any cons outside of the traditional cons that comes with the food service industry.

    Advice to Management

    I advise management to uplift and engage with all acknowledged leaders on their food service team. Bless them with praise and advancement opportunities.


  8. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people to work with

    Cons

    None, flexible schedule and awesome staff


  9. "Experience, experience, experience!"

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    Former Employee - Game Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Game Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, ability to move around within the company, and great future relationships.

    Cons

    Hours are all part time unless you are higher than entry level.

    Advice to Management

    Be more attentive to employees needs when it comes to scheduling. Was late or couldn't make it to work due public transportation in smaller city's.


  10. "Ok place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, decent hours, always fun to play games

    Cons

    when it's really slow you lose your hours, management doesn't always care

    Advice to Management

    you're employees are your best people. take care of them and they will take care of you


  11. "Dave & Buster's"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers, Money, Co-Workers, Atmosphere, Customers

    Cons

    Strenuous, Short Breaks, Triple Seating, Long Waits, Customers

    Advice to Management

    Should give employees free meals if they work a 12 hour shift and do not eat.



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