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Busy day
Front Desk Clerk/Host (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON13 March 2018
· Acted as ambassador to the building, greeting Guests with a positive attitude and enthusiasm while. coordinating game rentals, merchandise sales, and telephones. Smiles and greets Guests upon entering.
· Kept immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance and took prompt corrective action where necessary or suggests alternative courses of action.
· Assisted other Team Members as needed or as business dictates.
· Managed flow from the front doors, efficiently helping Guests with needs and directing as needed.
· Managed wait times and communicated information as needed to Guests, Team Members, and managers.
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Do it.
Desk/Host/Power Station (Former Employee) –  Concord, ON5 January 2018
Dave and buster was great, the people and guest you interact with makes you shift go by so much faster and enjoyable. However the shifts were long to the point where you didn't have an end time. Management was horrible and non reliable.
Pros
Good money
Cons
Long shifts and Horrible Management
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Fun Place to Work
Host (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON3 November 2017
very fun place to work at, whether you are a server, host, front desk person, dishwasher, busser.. etc. everyone gets fair treatment. excellent management, great employees. overall great place to work.
Pros
50% off food on shift, fun environment, feels like family.
Cons
long hours on busy days, very short hours on dead days.
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okay place to work at
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON12 October 2017
Staff are friendly and nice but the management needs a lot of improvement. Enjoyed working here but the management made this a bad work experience omg
Pros
Free lunches sometimes
Cons
Long hours without breaks, bad management
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Productive and fun work place
Barback / Service Support (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON12 August 2017
Long hours but a really amazing place to be in hands down.
Employee/Staff are really great and easy to connect with.
Very flexible and managers are easy to talk to about personal issues and time off.
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Not very enjoyable workplace
Busboy, Line cook, Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON29 July 2017
Managers were often unorganized and lazy, liked to yell at everyone for little to nothing. The hours were anywhere form 8-12hrs and you were standing the whole time.
Pros
free food
Cons
Long hours
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A normal clean enviormment for all who are welcom
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON11 July 2017
A relgular. Evening consist of few things. A dish washer the sink, plates your co-worker so its simple to get started and off it isn't to far from home.
Pros
Free wings
Cons
N/a
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OK experience
Food and Beverage Server, Event and Party Host (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON5 July 2017
Management wasn't very good, but overall still a somewhat positive experience due to wonderful coworkers and fun atmosphere. Inefficient system made it difficult to provide the best service to guests.
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average
Dishwasher and Prep Cook (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON27 June 2017
fun workplace but little to no pay raise, benefits or advancements. The branching of the franchise is very slow and hard to believe that such little progress was made in all its years active.
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Fun to work at
Security Guard/ Concierge/ Bartender (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON25 May 2017
Great staff but can't say the same of management. The business is always pumping and the people are great but the management needs work. But I recommend people see for themselves.
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Fun work environment. Do your job and you will be rewarded
Captain (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON14 April 2017
Attitude is everything here at Dave and Busters. Come in with a smile and do what the job entails and you will be greeted by positive feedback either by customers, coworkers & management. Some departments are over staffed and others not, which results in people fighting for hours etc...

A Captain's job is more in line with Customer Service first and Security second. So don't go and expect to be bouncers at a club throwing people out.

Being able to talk a person down out of a possible violent situation is your best weapon. If you cant do that then dont bother applying. But if you come with the attitude that you want to learn more as you work then you will enjoy your time at Dave and Busters.
Pros
Friendly coworkers and environment
Cons
Depending on your department you may not get the hours you were promised or wanted
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Server (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON12 April 2017
Very rude; they talk about you to other employees- unprofessional. They overwork you, when you ask for a break they get annoyed or act as if its coming out of their pocket for you to take a break- feel uncomfortable even taking a breaking.
Pros
fun place, nice coworkers
Cons
management and br
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Fun workplace
Winner's Circle- Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON29 March 2017
Work is ok just that employees are not cared for in terms of amount of hours, compensation and benefits. Could be better if management makes an effort to make work life better
Pros
50% off food when on duty, Employee play cards reloaded every week
Cons
long hours, low pay, bad management
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Fun but stressful workplace
Host (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON6 March 2017
working at dave and busters is fun but stressful at times. you want to be able to get along with all your coworkers. follow all the rules. positive setting.
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Dead end Job
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON23 February 2017
Though they often talk about hiring from withing and having large pep rallys, during my 4 year tenure despite high managerial and supervisor turnover there were no permanent promotions from the hourly staff.
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fast paced hospitality industry
service support (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON13 February 2017
my job title was service support, so there fore i would help any department that may need it at the time.
whether it be kitchen, bars, waiters, clenaing, etc etc
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Productive and sound place to work
Line-Cook (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON9 November 2016
Was a great place to work expect for lack of job security and advancement, working forty hour work weeks was great experince, Mangement was stellar very approachable, with co workers who were flexiable with shift coverage
Pros
flex hours
Cons
none
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fun place to work at
Server (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON15 March 2016
Dave and busters is a very fun people place to work at , you meet lots of new people and you develop new people skills and customer service skills on a daily basis.
Pros
free food
Cons
long hours
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Fun and busy workplace
Line Cook (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON13 January 2016
During the week Dave and Busters is not busy. On the weekend it is very busy. everyone has their job to do, and everyone does their part. There are many managers, many nice and friendly co-workers. Getting the food out on time on a busy day may be the hardest part of the job. the most enjoyable part of the job is having fun while getting work done.
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A fun and friendly enviornment where you feel safe, and loved
Hostess (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON11 November 2015
A typical day at work is usually busy and straight to business. Jolly and friendly environment where you can have fun and be outgoing as long as your still working keeping the guests happy. The co-workers and myself all considered each other family. Everyone is friendly and sociable as well as the mangers. Good management team, they always know how to get the job done. The most enjoyable part about working at Dave&Busters is that you are having fun while you're working. You could be yourself and enjoy your shift.
Pros
Free lunches and employment discounts
Cons
Long hours
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