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Dave & Buster's Employee Reviews about "no breaks"

Updated Mar 20, 2020

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Dave & Buster's CEO and CFO Steve King
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360 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very fun environment to work at with loud contemporary music(in 76 reviews)

  • "Free games, and actually encouraged to(in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • "under appreciated guest, long hours, wild game environment(in 85 reviews)

  • "Overworked with no breaks and worked 14 hour shifts sometimes(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and exciting place to work. Absolutely love love love working. Co-workers and management team make the environment exciting...

    Cons

    No real bad cons slow days make time go slow.. Make sure you have energy on busy days cause no breaks so constant standing and moving around.

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    Dave & Buster's2016-09-30
  2. "Easy money, bad management"

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    I have been working at Dave & Buster's

    Pros

    I loved my coworkers, and you could make money on the weekends.

    Cons

    Management didn’t seem to care for their employees. Overworked with no breaks and worked 14 hour shifts sometimes. The actual guests were so rude. Tipping was horrendous.

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    Dave & Buster's2020-03-20
  3. "DO NOT WORK HERE!"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get 1/2 off food, but there's no point when you dont get a break so you never even get to use it

    Cons

    The management. There are only 2 good ones. The rest are on power trips. They will ridicule you every second trying to put on a comedy show for everyone. Toxic work environment. No breaks. I could go on all day. No one wants to work here.

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    Dave & Buster's2019-11-06
  4. "Great co-workers, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent money mainly during the holiday season. Great co-workers. Ok perks.

    Cons

    Overworks employees 8-12 hour shifts with no breaks (even up to 14.5 hours). No cohesion between servers and host. High turn over. Poor benefits. Management isn't open to suggestions.

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    Dave & Buster's2019-08-29
  5. "Ehh..."

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    Former Employee - Winners Circle Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule Fun Environment

    Cons

    Poor Management No help from other co-workers (other areas) and Managers Left alone for almost 8 hours and no help No breaks or able to eat during your shift even if you’re starving Underestimated on Harder to move in the company if you work in this area (Not likely to become a Manager)

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    Dave & Buster's2019-06-25
  6. "Good entry level job"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk/Host in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Easy work Room for growth

    Cons

    No communication between managers Little to no breaks

    Dave & Buster's2019-05-20
  7. "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun job and decent money

    Cons

    long hours with little to no breaks

    Dave & Buster's2019-05-31
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Absolute nightmare company!"

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    Current Employee - Trainer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dave & Buster's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The money is decent but not for what you have to put up with.

    Cons

    First of all the management is insane. They do not appreciate hard workers. If you are sleeping with one of them or selling drugs to them you are good for a job. If they are wrong they will never admit it. They are quick to pass the blame to someone else even if it costs their job. They do not care if you make money only about there sales and percentages. Guests treat you like trash and the managers never have your back. You are forced to push things on families that can't afford it and if you dont they take your shifts away. Long hours with no breaks or even able to eat. No respect for you as a person. Most times you are forced to deal with all problems on your own(so you have to play manager as well) I would say stay away. Find anything else but here. Every time someone quits the rest is left behind to clean up the mess with no appreciation or a thank you.

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    Dave & Buster's2019-02-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Payout is good but must sacrifice A LOT for it!"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dave & Buster's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment. Friendly coworkers, and tips are good if you are a good employee.

    Cons

    Where to begin? -Management is TERRIBLE. They will not solve any problems for you even if you complain 5-10 times about it. -HR will NOT contact you back. Good luck trying to go that route in filing a complaint. -Extremely long hours with NO breaks! -Turn over rate is high. -Will work all holidays, (yes, Easter, Xmas Eve, New Year’s Eve & Day, and Thanksgiving Eve & Day)

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    Dave & Buster's2018-10-18
  10. "Never Again"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk & Hostess in Hollywood, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dave & Buster's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount on food and nothing else.

    Cons

    No breaks, bad management, not enough compensation, didn’t feel safe, got threatened by guest too often, everything else.

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    Dave & Buster's2018-04-16
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