Dave & Buster's Employee Reviews

Found 42 reviews matching the search See all 1,824 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
good
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 May 2019
Well managed. Good quality staff. Very flexible and professional. Get to engage with and teach children and adolescence. Everyone is very kind and helpful.
Pros
flexible
Cons
nothing
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Really fun job with great management
Front desk / host (Former Employee) –  Albany, NY26 March 2019
I always had a great time going to work. Management was always really understanding and helpful. You get an employee power card to play games on your breaks!
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not what you expect
Bartender/Server (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON14 March 2019
Managers will favour certain people, and if you aren’t one of those people, enjoy the ride.
Most day shifts are slow, some nights can be as well.
Money isn’t all that great all of the time, but it’s decent. Even on UFC nights on Saturdays, there’s 5-6 bartenders working with you so you’re onky going home with like $150 each person because you pool tips.
Managers are basically 2-5 years older than you and are children, unqualified and unprofessional and gossip about everyone via group chat.
Pros
The people you meet
Cons
Basically everything
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
good people
Captain /Security (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON21 January 2019
Typical day at work is slow
I have learnt great communication skills and how to work with others.
Management could be better if they learn team work and communication.
Atmosphere is great overall.
Hardest part of the job is trying to grow in the company, there isn't must room for it.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with and guest that make your day.
Pros
tips
Cons
long hours
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun co workers, meh managers
Server (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON10 January 2019
Some managers were very condescending to both you and your customers, very dismissive of the blatant issues with the establishment and over all not very helpful but huffed and puffed as if they did anything.
Pros
Fun Environment, good tips
Cons
managers
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
I am a Certified FUNologist !!
Special Events Consultant (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON29 December 2018
What better title can be given to someone who strives to keep the day to day work life fun to the max and provided "LOL FUN"

From kids birthday parties, bachelor parties, bar mitzvahs to quinceaneras to company team building activities and holiday parties from groups of 10-2000, we do it all!!
Pros
Access to hundreds of video games to "de=stress"
Cons
not having the one on one relationship with your host and interaction on the day of the event.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great family oriented establishment with great food
Front Desk Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Vaughan, ON6 December 2018
if your looking for a job where you can have fun and work at the same time then this is the place for you arcade games while your on break tv's everywhere with all types of sports and did i mention the food.
Pros
cant drink on the site on off days
Cons
when its packs with parties might be a delay on the food
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
multi-entertainment venue - bar/restaurant/banquets
Bartender/Supervisor/Trainer (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON15 November 2018
A lot of people have been able to work here with limited experience, starting at the bottom, and eventually getting an opportunity to serve tables and eventually work on the bar. They will always talk to applicants with job experience.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun and Learned Alot
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON10 October 2018
It was my first guest service job! There were some great managers who modeled exceptional customer service. It was fun and I felt I gained some valuable experience.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A lot of fun
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Concord, ON11 September 2018
A typical day here would look like.

* opening and closing of the store
* on going couching and mentoring
* daily Training and coaching
* hiring and recruting
* follow up sales leads
* work with new prospects
* Prospecting new opportunities
* working all departments
* customer service is the key. Always take care of the customer
* above all increase bottom line results
Pros
lunches and games
Cons
long hours
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Kitchen staff made the job worthwhile
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Woodbridge, ON1 September 2018
Management was a mess, food expo a disaster, the kitchen staff themselves are like family they make you feel at home but other staff were snobby uptight and demanding
Pros
Kitchen staff
Cons
Long hours no breaks, management
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It’s alright
N/A (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON11 January 2018
Working here can be pretty fun. It’s easy to make new friends and you feel like a family. There are no benefits though and it doesn’t sound like it’s getting it any time soon. Management is alright. There are a couple that are nice but others need to be nicer. They switch every 8ish months so don’t get use to your manager. Also when it’s not summer or winter break it’s pretty dead so shifts get cut a lot.
Pros
Nice people, nice atmosphere
Cons
Cut shifts, rude management
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 2Report
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 1Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 4NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 4NoReport
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Dave & Buster's. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.6
Based on 1,824 reviews
5552
4518
3440
2154
1160

Ratings by category

3.4Work/Life Balance
3.3Salary/Benefits
3.3Job Security/Advancement
3.2Management
3.6Culture