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Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. "Fron Desk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fun and entertaining work environment

    Cons

    Management and employee turn over.


  2. "Weird but overall good."

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    Current Employee - Winners Circle Staff in Springdale, OH
    Current Employee - Winners Circle Staff in Springdale, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of independence in your own area, free food while training, fun environment.

    Cons

    No communication, no breaks, often short staffed. Lots of coworker drama.

    Advice to Management

    Get the drama under control and give people proper breaks.

  3. "Decent side job."

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    Former Employee - Game Technician in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Game Technician in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    You meet a variety of people.
    Free games.
    Lively environment.
    Good place to work if you are looking for a side job during late hours.

    Cons

    Hours were pretty long. We consistently had to work 10 hour shifts and only got one 20 minute break for the day, which is the longest unpaid break they are allowed to give before the breaks need to be paid by the company. Not the place to work if you are looking for full time work. They'll put you just under 40 hours to avoid having to provide benefits to you.


  4. "Not a bad part time job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, friendly coworkers, you can get drinks or breaks when reasonable.

    Cons

    When I was working there, they were not super considerate of when I asked not to be scheduled and weren't very understanding of my first priority of being a student.


  5. "Good overall."

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    Current Employee - Special Events Assistant
    Current Employee - Special Events Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k and auto-insurance discount for part-timers. My position is very flexible. One free meal very shift.

    Cons

    - Your hours get cut unexpectedly due to "labor".

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees know prior to hiring about the possibility of your hours getting cut. Communicate more with each other and give clear direction.


  6. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Hostess in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job can watch sports

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours here

    Advice to Management

    More hours needed


  7. "Front Desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    Managers are very understanding and work around school schedule. Other employees can cover your shift if you need the day off. You can swap shifts or pick up more hours during weekends.

    Cons

    Management has favorites. Managers do not communicate effectively with each other or with employees. Training is done by employees who sometimes have only been employed for less than 2 months.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better. Be clear in expectations and goals. Have a consensus among all managers so messages are not conflicting

  8. "Through the roof"

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    Current Employee - Bar Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Bar Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No roof great potential to grow

    Cons

    Low sales equals low bonus

    Advice to Management

    Great place to make your mark


  9. "no work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    Foods half off I guess thats a plus

    Cons

    no work life balance, if you're good at what you do they abuse you

    Advice to Management

    value your good employees instead of exploiting them


  10. "Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It's a fun place to work. There are always contests to win awesome prizes. More than just a $10 giftcard to Starbucks. The management team really takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    Open all year long. The guests can be rude but that's not the company's fault.


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