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Dallas-based Dave & Buster’s owns and operates entertainment complexes that offer casual dining, full bar service, and a cavernous game room in 25 states and Canada. The firm is driven by the mission of creating guest’s first choice for frequent fun through the best combination of the latest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks. For dining, Dave & Buster's offers a menu that features traditional American fare such as burgers, seafood, and steak. Backed by the vision statement of everybody is somebody, Dave & Buster's seeks candidates with a “you got it” attitude to join the team. If you think this could be your next opportunity, you can browse jobs by store hourly, store management, and world headquarters categories.

Company - Public
Large
Multiple locations
Full-Service Restaurants, Limited-Service Restaurants
1982
What departments Dave & Buster employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Servers / Bartenders20.8%
other occupation20.1%
General and Operations Managers19.1%
Management - Other9.8%
Sales / Retail9%
Administrative6.6%
Cooks / Food Preparation5.6%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Dave & Buster employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Dave & Buster: Newcomers: 34%, Experiencers: 19%, Experts: 19%, Veterans: 28%. Dave & Buster employees have less than 3 years experience on average before joining.
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11 months ago
And will be very glad if am enjoyed
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7 months ago
I have 2 years experience with Panera bread
Where did Dave & Buster employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Dave & Buster: Applebee's, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar, Buffalo Wild Wings. Typical Dave & Buster employees have worked at Applebee's.
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11 months ago
Security
Applebee's
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
Buffalo Wild Wings
What industries did Dave & Buster employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Dave & Buster: Full-Service Restaurants, Limited-Service Restaurants, Traveler Accommodation Companies, RV Parks / Recreational Camps / Dormitories, Niche Retailers. Dave & Buster employees most likely come from a Full-Service Restaurants industry background.
Where did Dave & Buster employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Dave & Buster: Small: 28%, Medium: 13%, Large: 59%. Most Dave & Buster employees have previously worked at large companies.

Educational background

What did employees at Dave & Buster study?
Where did employees at Dave & Buster study?
Johnson & Wales University-Providence
San Diego State University

Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Dave & Buster?
Time employed at Dave & Buster: <1: 11%, 1-3: 33%, 4-8: 38%, 9-13: 10%, 14-20: 6%, 20+: 2%. Most Dave & Buster employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
How does Dave & Buster rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Dave & Buster: 60.6% Male and 39.4% Female. Age ratio at Dave & Buster: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 67%, 31-40: 21%, 41-50: 8%, 51-60: 3%, 60+: 0%. Dave & Buster rates - 3.6% less female than the industry average. Most Dave & Buster employees are 21-30, which is on par with the industry median age range.
What are the top roles at Dave & Buster?
Top roles of Dave & Buster: Server, General Manager, Area Operations Manager, Manager, Bartender. The top role at Dave & Buster is Server.
Server
General Manager
Area Operations Manager
Manager
Bartender

Career advancement

How does Dave & Buster rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Dave & Buster: medium. Dave & Buster ranks medium for career advancement which is above the industry average.
What companies do Dave & Buster employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Dave & Buster: Amazon, Buffalo Wild Wings, CEC Entertainment, Lucky Strike Lanes, Main Event Entertainment. People who work at Dave & Buster most typically go on to work for the Amazon.
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Dave & Buster Reviews and Ratings

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Server
Honolulu, HI - August 1, 2022
Dining room server
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Professional growth
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Salary & Benefits
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Work-Life balance
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Recognition & Support
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Culture and Values
I applied for it and was hired for a full-time serving position once I started working it turned into more of a banquet serving position I was scheduled three parties a week which would be banquet style serving then I was scheduled to drink running shifts a week and two serving shifts a week the pay is great the people are great but then your hours get cut and you're not working as what you were hired as so currently I'm still working there as of today the first of August but I'm definitely considering other opportunities and putting in my two weeks notice.

Pros and Cons
Get to play games the people are nice
Management isn't all together you don't get the hours the stated you would and your position g

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What’s the stock symbol of Dave & Buster?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
PLAY.
What’s the gender distribution at Dave & Buster?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
39.4% female, 60.6% male.
When was Dave & Buster founded?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
1982.
What industry does Dave & Buster belong to?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Restaurant/Food Service.
what are the chances of career advancement at Dave & Buster?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
medium.
What’s the average length of tenure at Dave & Buster?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
what kind of companies did Dave & Buster employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Large companies before Dave & Buster.
Top future employers of Dave & Buster employees?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Amazon, Buffalo Wild Wings, CEC Entertainment, Lucky Strike Lanes, Main Event Entertainment, Olive Garden, Target, Topgolf.
Where did employees work before joining Dave & Buster?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Applebee's, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hard Rock International, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, T.G.I. Friday's, The Cheesecake Factory.
How old are Dave & Buster’s employees in general?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
21-30.
Where did most of Dave & Buster employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Johnson & Wales University-Providence, San Diego State University, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, University of North Texas, University of Phoenix-Utah.
what is the pay raise policy here
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7 months ago
very low percentage every year 🥲
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7 months ago
Its said every year but takes 14 months 😵
Somehow my friend convienced me to work here when i was free at home 🙃 and it turned out to be the best decision of my adulthood
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8 months ago
I love this workplace i am not a current employee i worked here during my education 😊
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8 months ago
I liked working there, fun environment. You get to keep tips. You sometimes are able to play games on slow days 😅
how is your day goes by working here?
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7 months ago
yeah it seems busy but not that tiring the job is not stressfull
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7 months ago
its good, couple of rest sessions and overall we are active and alert 😶
Its fun exciting and interesting to work here
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6 months ago
a nice job to anyone has passed their high school, this job is not full time and give you a good pay at the end
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6 months ago
A fine job without so much hustle and physical efforts, highly recommend this job to anyone and everyone.☺
I have just aligned an interview with them, i am little worried about it, what questions they may ask to me as i am a fresh applicant
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6 months ago
I think its their decision whatever they wanna ask they will, your job is to prepare yourself as per the job requires
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6 months ago
they typically ask everyone about their residence bcz they are very curious about the morning time of their employees 🙏
Tell me about the environment of the DB.
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7 months ago
It has a fantastic culture and is a supportive workplace.
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7 months ago
The atmosphere at my workplace, in my opinion, is really welcoming. I work in an open workplace where we frequently discuss our jobs, which contributes to the family-like atmosphere.
some great positive things here that makes it a good workplace
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7 months ago
people are so friendly and i did not face any conflict here 😌
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7 months ago
Friendly security guards. Easy-going environment.
average pay for bartenders? 🙃
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8 months ago
17 usd / hour 😅
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8 months ago
less than 20 per hour 🫤
I feel the promotion criteria is not employee friendly
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6 months ago
There is none so far for me 😄
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6 months ago
i will tell when i get my first, sofar 13th month and still waiting
do the company provide the unform/dress code?
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7 months ago
Yes within your hiring process 🙂
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7 months ago
If not given, you will be given some kind of pass to work without the dress code untill the dress become available 👍
I heard th working hours are pretty long
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6 months ago
I dont think they are long, its fine for me but can be long for others
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6 months ago
8 hours normally, 10 hours on busy days 😵
how much is the average expected time after the interview is done?
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6 months ago
yeah rightly said, sometimes it can be within a couple of days others might takes weeks. 😶
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6 months ago
If you haven't heard back from the person you interviewed with after a couple of days feel free to follow up!
do you get paid weekly here?
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7 months ago
No, Bi-weekly
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7 months ago
Yes It's weekly in Albany, NY
My ideal job, i worked almost 10+ places after this but still no competiion when it comes to fun place to work (fire wale emoji 2 3)
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7 months ago
its intersting that a simple bar job can be so joyful for young people
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7 months ago
I think they require some work ethic among their employees and managers, its not a fun place only the work ethic and moral should be increased 🤓
working as a cook and i found it a very interesting place to work and learn new things liked by new generation ☺
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7 months ago
It's a fun and energetic environment for young adults and anyone else looking for a good time.
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7 months ago
Its a good sports bar and an arcade with a wide range of games from four person shooters to coin pushers, even a DDR machine. This place is for everyone
Is this an equal opportunity employer?🙊
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6 months ago
I guess it depends where you are from...
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6 months ago
generally an equal opportunity employer for college students or someone regular who would actually needs a job for employment
Do they offer any advantages to their staff members? I'm only curious about this because who doesn't like to be praised for their efforts?
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6 months ago
I enjoy the advantages of working for a business that genuinely values its people.
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6 months ago
they do, indeed!
when the pay is made? it wan on Friday in my last workpalce
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7 months ago
Sunday
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7 months ago
Yup Friday in my dept 🔥
Are there equal possibilities for black folks in this place too? 🧐
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7 months ago
I'm a black woman, and I'm treated like a valuable team member. Everyone in this place is really helpful and polite.
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7 months ago
yes.
Do they offer benefits?🤑
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7 months ago
I think some major beneifts only, people dont talk much about those
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7 months ago
yeah for specific roles they offer, health dental vision 401k 😊
Not a bad place to work, but not the best one too
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7 months ago
Yeah i would rate it as an average place to work ☺
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7 months ago
I think its great, people are good culture is nice, acceptability is for everyone
I enjoy going on frequent vacations. I thus wanted to know if the firm offers paid time off? 🤔
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6 months ago
Yes, they'll give you paid offs easy until you're working hard for the business, but keep in mind, don't ask for too many.
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6 months ago
I can still recall how my employer provided me a paid week off last year when I needed to travel to another state.
A fun place to work and enjoy your collegues company, they also offer free drinks and coffee to employees 🥹
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6 months ago
I never thought that a workplace can be as fun as this one is 💖
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6 months ago
Appreciate they way they treat their employees almost no work pressure very easy and entertaining ❤
Do they inquire about a candidate's prior employment history during the interview? 🤔
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6 months ago
indeed they do. 🙃
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6 months ago
Yes, if you've worked elsewhere, they'll ask you about it.
Please let me know what level of experience is required for me to apply to DB.
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8 months ago
Can't say because the experience requirements vary by role; instead, I'll ask you to share some of your hobbies so I can explain more clearly.
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8 months ago
what position are you seeking?
I believe the best part of working here is the professional working environment that teaches u so many things 💖
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6 months ago
Although there are so many reasons to work here, my best is the pay and the schedule
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6 months ago
I think the management and the top leadership 👍
Are there any remote jobs for a 5 year experienced person? 🤔
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7 months ago
LOL no remote jobs 👊
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7 months ago
how would you serve wine while staying at home???? :D :D :D 😅
I wonder do they drug test? 🥲
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7 months ago
No they do not drug test. 👍
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7 months ago
I was not taken a drug test 2 years back
I am very happy with current schedule straight 8 hours a day ☺
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7 months ago
Its good a very less stress job with a fine pay
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7 months ago
Really it is, its one of easiest job with finest pay 💗
What age range is primarily employed at DB? 🙃
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6 months ago
Young blood is indeed hired!
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6 months ago
Here, people in their 20s and 30s work.
As a full time employee i am looking for some paid leaves dont know if they offer 😮
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7 months ago
They don't have full time positions anymore, so no paid days off 🙃
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6 months ago
no paid days off for anyone other than 4th grade and above 🙂
Please advise me on the minimum qualifications needed to work for this organisation. 🤔
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6 months ago
This will depend on the kind of position you're applying for.
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6 months ago
I've observed some employees working here who merely hold high school diplomas.
do they have any vacation policy for senior employees like managers and executives? 🤑
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7 months ago
Yes i think 12 days
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7 months ago
Hmm dont know exactly, but yeah my manager goes to vacation to his hometown every year 😉
Its an honor for me to work here in my early bad days
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7 months ago
early on they helped me with Informing of helpful tips to become better and helping me grow.
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7 months ago
they are so nice with new people, and whatever i am today is because of them, They want you to succeeded. You show hard work they notice. 💥
im used to working in a collaborative enviornment...do u guys work here in the same way??
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6 months ago
Yes, you're in the right place here.
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6 months ago
This actually depends on the kind of employment, I suppose.
Are people of various backgrounds welcome in DB or not?
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6 months ago
YEP.
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6 months ago
They do welcome people from diverse backgrounds, however it would be ideal if you have experience working for a social advocacy organisation.
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