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Famous Dave's Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2019

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Found 294 reviews

3.2
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40%
Recommend to a Friend
52%
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Famous Dave's CEO Jeffery Crivello (no image)
Jeffery Crivello
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "The best reasons to work a famous Dave’s is the Tips and the food they have really good food I love it(in 25 reviews)

  • "Great food, and the typical 50% unlimited employee discount(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and there was an unreasonable focus on customer surveys(in 12 reviews)

  • "Bad upper management decision making leads to poor trickle down(in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "I like to think of the people in the kitchen to do a lot more than I do before"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Kissee Mills, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My reason is to have more experience and have creative and more

    Cons

    Pass my 2 years working harder

    Advice to Management

    I like to work I am a good worker

    Famous Dave's2019-09-21
  2. "Love working well with others"

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    Former Employee - Head Trainee Server/Bartender in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Famous Dave's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun environment, Fast paced,sports bar/family fun environment as well..

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about this restaurant business

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work/sales

    Famous Dave's2019-08-24
  3. "Franchised FD are going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Famous Dave's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I like the atmosphere, casual and upbeat. Managers don't get bonuses.

    Cons

    The owner doesn't reward it's managers or let us managers reward the staff. It's all about the bottomline $$$ and they don't have the managers backs. The employees run the place.

    Advice to Management

    Have your managers backs and reward system including bonuses. They work hard.

    Famous Dave's2019-09-01
  4. "horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Togo Specialist in North Olmsted, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    none that i can think of

    Cons

    no out time low pay overworked for the little pay pay is an average of what you may get from tips

    Advice to Management

    up hourly pay rate, tips aren’t guaranteed

    Famous Dave's2019-09-20
  5. "Unappreciated & underpaid!"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Famous Dave's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The staff & guests are the best! The atmosphere is fantastic! Love seeing people enjoy life & be happy!

    Cons

    Poor pay, no retirement opportunities, no room to grow!

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your management team, rather then alienate them!

    Famous Dave's2019-07-31
  6. "Line cook"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook 

    I worked at Famous Dave's full-time

    Pros

    Weekly opportunities for extra hours

    Cons

    Revolving door of employees, always hiring.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Famous Dave's2019-07-29
  7. "An okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Togo Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Famous Dave's full-time

    Pros

    Workload, and schedule, management, pace

    Cons

    Pay , no breaks

    Famous Dave's2019-07-29
  8. "Easy"

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    Current Employee - Prep/Line Cook 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training free meals good hours

    Cons

    Management was very nice and understanding

    Famous Dave's2019-07-06
  9. "Good place to work as a starting server"

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    Former Employee - Server 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Famous Dave's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Good tips, Employees get discounted food

    Cons

    Unorganized management, Computer tablets are confusing to learn

    Famous Dave's2019-07-12
  10. "Host/Hostess"

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    Current Employee - Host/Hostess 

    I have been working at Famous Dave's part-time

    Pros

    Very fun place to work

    Cons

    Co- workers does not know how to communicate

    Famous Dave's2019-06-25
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