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Dave & Buster's Reviews

Updated November 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Fun environment, great management, awesome customers" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Flexibility Pay Tips Advancement Free Games" (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long Hours Late Hours Low Hourly unorganization morale" (in 68 reviews)

  • "No breaks or lunches and small crew for cleaning maintenance" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "FOH Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FOH Manager in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - FOH Manager in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, profit sharing, 401k, salary, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  2. "The company is not terrible"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Banquet Chef in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Banquet Chef in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees Benefits are very good

    Cons

    Manager needed more training experience

    Advice to Management

    Be professional, And listen to your employees

  3. "Fun, Enjoyable, and Flexible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Server in Florence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It didn't take long for me to establish new friendships and efficient teamwork. The management and employees are very nice. The potential for career growth is there and always opportunities to earn a lot of money on tipped income. They are also flexible if you have other personal obligations such as family or school.

    Cons

    Their benefits policy is not favorable because you don't really gain access to substantially good benefits until you've been there for a year. Upon start, you have access to some benefits but they are not comprehensive at all.

    Advice to Management

    People are in need of comprehensive and valuable benefits for self and family. It would be rather difficult to wait until you're eligible for a higher tier benefits package. Also, the base pay could be better but when you're on tipped income that's somewhat trivial.


  4. "Good job while in school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    Worked with some great people.

    Cons

    Clientele is not the best.


  5. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    good job if you're willing to work hard

    Cons

    none that i have encountered


  6. "Not bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Braintree, MA
    Current Employee - Server in Braintree, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere was easygoing and the money wasn't bad. I made on average 23/hr

    Cons

    The kitchen was horrible and tips would reflect that


  7. "Bartender"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility Pay Tips Advancement Free Games

    Cons

    Long Hours Late Hours Low Hourly unorganization morale

  8. "Waitress"

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

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time

    Pros

    Fun, good money, fun people to work with

    Cons

    cruel customers, late nights, long hours, hard work


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, 401K offered,

    Cons

    Open every day year round, uneven work schedule (rotates AM to PM)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to hourly employees,


  10. "Management drama"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Homestead, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Homestead, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities and great experiences

    Cons

    Management only cares about management. Reviews and raises were never on time if at all and if you complained you were suspended or fired


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