Server (Former Employee) – Farmingdale, NY – October 10, 2016
Believe it or not, Dave & Buster's is not only the most fun I've ever had while working, it's also a great corporation to belong to. The culture of the entire system protects its employees and it makes way for the perfect working environment. If ever you need a job and you love the company of dedicated managers and coworkers who are really out for your best interest, do not hesitate to apply and work for Dave & Busters.
tips can vary but on most weekends a good server can easily make $300
fight night! sometimes the late hours and obnoxious crowd are hard to handle.
Ok - Server (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – October 24, 2016
I worked at Dave and Busters full time. I usually worked the night shift from 5 to close. I servers the guest and issued them power cards for the games. Honesty it was one of the best jobs I have had. The managers were very hands on as well as friendly with the staff. They were serious when needed, but never trying to abuse their power. The staff was great as well, we all worked together. There may have been a few verbal altercations, but that's the serving industry. The hardest part about my job was dealing with difficult customers, but I enjoyed everything else.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Vernon Hills, IL – September 29, 2016
Overall, Dave and Buster's is a really fun, exciting and fast-paced career for managers and hourly staff alike. There are a lot of great things happening inside the company and sales often exceed expectations. Eventually the excitement wears off and the constant battle of playing catch up starts to wear on you physically. Its not the hardest job, but its definitely not easy.
Compensation, diversity of staff, medical insurance
Too many incompatible(outdated) systems, lack of accountability, lack of leadership, lack of communication, lack of development
Deposits (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – October 5, 2016
At first everyone knows a job is a job. You go through their orientation and you get pumped to be apart of something bigger than yourself. Who wouldn't get drawn into that? Either you're a dishwasher, server, or even front desk. On the outside it looks like a fun good place to work. I reccomend this job company to kids whom are still in high school or students in college. They offer star program in the company as promises to advance higher but you have to really hassle them about it.. no matter how hard you work going above and beyond. I've been with the company for 3 years and have seen 4 different GMs.
Exciting and fun learning atmosphere to gain quality experience.
Front Desk Receptionist (Current Employee) – Little Rock, AR – September 27, 2016
Dave and Busters offers positions in exciting areas like the restaurant, bar, or winner's circle. You are sure to meet the right people during this experience to help you in the right direction towards your next step.
Employee meal/discount, meeting people from around the country, and the fun level potential.
One employee restroom, strict rules, and opportunities for advancing.
Area Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Concord, NC – August 29, 2016
Long hours and late nights are typical for any restaurant however they don't seem as bad when surrounded by all the games. The company as a whole is a very good company to work for they compensate you well and their rate of growth makes for ample opportunity to move up within the company. I would definitely recommend them for any experienced manager.
Host (Current Employee) – Capitol Heights, MD – August 16, 2016
If management were better managers this could be a great place to work. Unprofessional management, too many young employees, food is hardly ever ordered right, no need making availability, b/c they make their own schedule, whats on schedule is not in system. Better mgmt+better staffing=quality eatablishment.
Meeting different people
No breaks, working alone, unorganized, scheduling issues, unsanitary, bad communication, too many young employees
Busser (Current Employee) – Capitol Heights, MD – October 19, 2016
I started before we opened and I got a chance to have a feel before we opened. We started out with a bunch of people. Now 6 months later and we are under staffed. The managers are very rude, they never want anyone to help out in other areas, you can never order food so everyone goes to McDonald's or Popeyes. Your schedule will be based on what works for them. My coworkers are okay, not everyone is nice but that's with any job. They will tell you that everyone is somebody but treat people like your nothing. Basically, if your not a manager then they won't respect you. They would yell, cuss , shrug their shoulders if you had an issue with something, this is only some managers, but it was obvious who had your back. If I was a manager this place would run a lot smoother.
fast paced, multi- tasking required, and fun place to work at
Server/Special Event Coordinator (Current Employee) – Culver City, CA – August 12, 2016
A typical day at work would consist of one-on-one interactions with different types of people that come to our establishments. There is a new lesson to learn working at an establishment that brings different types of people. Working here has taught me to have a sense of urgency, work independently and as a team. We are an establishment built on teamwork so we are more than co-workers, we are like family.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – July 26, 2016
When I first started, Dave & Busters was a dream job for me. Although we worked long hours mostly without proper breaking we made tons of money as a server. This years turnover rate has been a battle for everyone. This place just needs a more supportive management staff who actually value guest experiences and insures that every employee is equipped to carry out their job duties properly.
Bartender (Current Employee) – Friendswood, TX – July 25, 2016
I really enjoy working at Dave and Busters. The atmosphere is a lot of fun and there is never a dull moment. It can become a little hectic, especially on weekends, but its nothing our staff can't handle. On a typical day we receive a lot of business, some days may be a little slower. Management and staff is great and really helpful when you need it. For bartenders the bar is spacious, the bartenders are welcoming, and the it is always stocked and kept clean. My coworkers and I work diligently to provide the best experience possible for customers.
An amazing place to work if you don't mind being busy
Winner's Circle (Former Employee) – Springfield, VA – July 22, 2016
Working at the Dave and Busters winner's circle was a trip within itself! I would go in to work not knowing what to expect, I'd never know if it would be busy or completly lifeless, probably the worst thing that could come out of working there would be the endless amount of drunk people however if you're charming enough the drunk people aren't much of a challenge to your day. The end of every day would consist of restocking and just talking about the end of the shift with the best coworkers one could ask for.
Barback (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – July 5, 2016
This place is so fun to work at, but management is awful! I absolutely loved my job as a barback, but found it hard to appreciate harassment and profane remarks from my managers. Seeing management drinking on the job also put me off. The barback position itself, however, is a great position that I miss very much. Very fast-paced, very physical, and very enjoyable. I worked alongside some amazing bartenders whom I grew close with.
Potential for being a great job but management is unbearable
Shift Leader (Former Employee) – Braintree, MA – August 6, 2016
Dave and Busters as a company provides better benefits and pay than most kitchen jobs. How ever the management at the Braintree store has little to no regard for their staff. The refuse to listen to employees who have been at that store longer than they have been with the company. The cut corners as far as repairs to equipment and refuse to staff appropriately for high volume times. The kitchen is has been under staffed for over a year and with out a prep or banquet cook for nearly 6 months. The reason was so that they could keep labor down. Again Dave and Busters as a company does provide for its employees better than most but Braintree store is run by condescending, lazy, penny pinchers who do not care about their staff.
Area Operations Manager (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – June 18, 2016
Dave and Busters sure is upbeat and very up to date but with so many moving pieces (i.e. food, drinks, games, guest, employees) shifts were primarily fixing issues rather than managing an actual shift. Work and Life balance was so heavy handed towards work. This is definitely a job choice that fits an individual who does not mind being single because their is no time for anything else besides rest and preparing for your next shift.
Server/Bartender (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – September 27, 2016
I had a great time working here. I made and met a lot of good friends and hard working people. If you work hard you will make money but if you don't then you won't. There is movement up but it's very hard and take years of dedication.
Support Tech (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 22, 2016
Every night it was something new. Whether it was answering calls, helping the guests or doing daily maintenance. Very fast pace. I had to be quick on my feet, in maneuvering around guests and games to help out or knowing what to do in certain situations. Working here differently kept me on my toes.
Fun place to work, productive management and room for growth.
Bartender (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – May 31, 2016
A typical day started with a team meeting and rundown of daily goals. We had weekly learning experiences for new drinks and flair competitions. Management was attentive to worker needs and offered help whenever needed. The hardest part of the job was making sure guests complaints were addressed immediately and rectified. The most enjoyable part was the fun atmosphere provided.
Free lunches, timely breaks, fun atmosphere and teamwork
Assist in running out food (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – May 20, 2016
Always willing to take the pride in wanting to advance the level of work and get towards management position. A lot of pride is welcomed from all employees and management staff. Even though it is always a busy area every day, customers tend to always ask about being involved in getting in touch with the chef to compliment and give fresh ideas to watch for. Lately I have been very glad to work as a part of the family at Dave and Buster's even though I was there for a short time before I had moved to California.
Benefits and always creating new food ideas
At dinner/holiday rushes, lots of crazy attitudes from kitchen staff
A work day at Dave and Busters ranged form hectic busy to relaxed and slow, but you could always count on a positive attitude from your co-workers. This was my first time Serving and my third restaurant and my second store opening. I learned a lot about customer service and the food industry. I really enjoyed the money as well as my peers. My management team was lacking however. They fell short on supporting their staff and overall kindness and understanding. If you needed a manager during a shift they were impossible to find and would seem to not back up their staff in though situations with customers. The most difficult part of the job was the customer having patients to handle their demands, but that comes with any serving job. The best part of working at Dave and Busters was my peers and the games we would always have a good time working as a team and with our down time.