To Go Host, Catering, Hostess (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 16, 2017
The management at the time was not the best and kept you where you best benefitted the company, they rarely moved people up in the company. Not everyone was held to the same high standard and that created a drift between coworkers.
Server (Former Employee) – Grand Junction, CO – August 15, 2017
I learned the basic's to serving as well as developing my own touch. The employees here all get along well and have developed a relationship with one another that is carried outside of the workplace. Each member of management have taken the time to learn about their employees and create a personal relationship. The fact that Famous Dave's had such a friendly atmosphere was the reason I was able to learn and develop skills so quickly all while enjoying my job.
Hostess (Current Employee) – Newark, DE – August 11, 2017
If u need somewhere to start famous dave would be a stepping stone or if u need a part time job. What I don't like is they give very short breaks. for a straight 8hrs of working while standing, all u get is 30 minutes break. so boring.
Certified Trainer/Server (Former Employee) – Oakton, VA – August 5, 2017
Overall this was a great starting point for those who haven't had a job before. The serving side is easy, the training is full, and the teams you work with are steady. Management was never an issue for me when I was there and advancement was an option for those that dedicated themselves. However, this is for serving focus. I was not involved in the cook or prep positions so I wasn't aware of their compensation but as a server, you are working off the generosity of those you serve. If you cannot be overly hospitable to even the meanest of people this may not be for you.
great management, great hours for school and work balance.
no real compensation structure for full time employment.
Server Trainer (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – July 31, 2017
Have fun keep up your smile don't be afraid of a little hard work. Take good care of the people. Honestly it also depends on which location you hail from. Some shops tend to be busier than other. Food is a little over priced.
Busser/Food Runner (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – July 31, 2017
Famous Daves was a good lace to start for my people and customer skill. Always improved my work ethic, customer service skills, and my overall beng as a person. There was always room for improvement for everyone so whatever I can do to help them do that I would. I was a big team player and respected everyone and there job. Always listen and learned quick.
free lunch, works with scheduale, everyones respectable