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Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated August 18, 2018
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Dave & Buster's CEO and CFO Steve King
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Pros
  • "Fun environment, great management, awesome customers" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Free games, discounted food, decent tips" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours sometimes management doesn't listen carefully" (in 64 reviews)

  • "Work up to 14 hour shifts in a day with little to no breaks" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Server in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Food Server in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours aren't bad and the pay is pretty good

    Management is on your side if you work hard and show initiative

    Cons

    Some fellow employees attitudes.

    Can be real hit and miss in terms of how busy it gets

    Advice to Management

    Get a new POS for the servers/bar staff to use. With a new system the service could be even better!


  2. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing managers, free play, food discount

    Cons

    Some customers do not tip

  3. "Competitive among locations"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is provided for sales goals being met

    Cons

    The sales people are put up against each other instead of having a system where all stores can benefit from the sales that they bring to each location..

    Advice to Management

    New Bonus Plan to help decrease useless competition between stores, to help focus everyone on bringing in money for the company overall


  4. "Closer and head server for night shift"

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    Former Employee - Head Server in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Head Server in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money play all games i wanted if wasnt busy

    Cons

    On slow days its so big inside theres no money made due to the servers and customers spead out all over the building

    Advice to Management

    I was pleased with most of rhe management but there was one that never motivated us and always made it an uncomfortable work environment


  5. "Dave and busters,"

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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

    very fun environment, discount on their delicious food, flexible time schedule

    Cons

    have to be specific on the days you want off or they may not give you that day off

    Advice to Management

    Be more attentive to the request of each team member


  6. "Area Operations Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No real negatives here that I can thinknof


  7. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Tech in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Game Tech in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to play games, coworkers are usually great.

    Cons

    The patrons are generally awful people.

  8. "Great place to start and gain experience"

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    Current Employee - Winners Circle Staff in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Winners Circle Staff in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain experience, flexibility, you meet nice guest that’ll remember you.

    Cons

    Communication amongst everyone, no breaks sometimes,drama betweeen employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees that give 100% and that’ll keep them happy


  9. "Cook"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cook in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, hourly pays are usually never as low as minimum wage

    Cons

    High revenue demand, Causing employees to lookout jus u7 u7 uhh in join

    Advice to Management

    Remember to treat each employee by the "everybody's somebody motto


  10. "Service Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    sometimes you get to chill in the back when its slow.
    YMMV but you get to work with fun people.
    working near the kitchen has its perks ;)
    DnB treats their employees well in terms of functions and holidays

    Cons

    when it gets hectic, youre going to be running around alot
    YMMV pay grade is mediocre for the work you do


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