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Updated February 24, 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 41 reviews)

  • Free games, discounted food, decent tips (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours sometimes management doesn't listen carefully (in 57 reviews)

  • Work up to 14 hour shifts in a day with little to no breaks (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Good for development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder/Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Key Holder/Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for improving your skill and your experience.

    Cons

    every company always has up and down. so no complaints here.


  2. "A lot of potential to be great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time

    Pros

    Abundance of volume and revenue

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to actually work together

  3. "Fantastic staff, and food, great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    We Never had a dull moment,

    Cons

    Not to much to complain about


  4. "Dnb"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    Good money and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Organized chaos and constant change of management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    Tips were nice. The customers were usually polite

    Cons

    Management was unorganized. They scheduled me while I had class multiple times, despite handing them my hours of availability


  6. "Love D&B"

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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

    Food perks, PTO, Great Culture

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "Review for D&B"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Arcadia, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Arcadia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management willing to work with your schedule and aid in your development.

    Cons

    Not enough shifts to pick up, hired a lot of employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, but allow for more opportunity for extra shifts.

  8. "Good with the bad"

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    Former Employee - Server in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money
    Nice people
    Fun environment

    Cons

    Managers play favorites
    No real career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites


  9. "Incredible job to work for. Tons of fun!"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Bartender in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free games. Discounted food and drinks. Lots of loyal regulars.

    Cons

    Long work weeks. Non team players among staff. High calorie food.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your staff. Listen to the good ones.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Area Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Area Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a pleasure to manage for them. If you enjoy video games then it's paradise. The culture is overall very positive and very teamwork oriented.

    Cons

    The bonus structure for management is a joke, unless you're a GM or higher.

    Advice to Management

    You'll need to be a proficient multi-tasker, the buildings are very large and spread out, and special events are a regular occurrence.


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