Dairy Queen

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Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
376 Reviews
3.5
376 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Coworkers were fun to be around, salary was negotiable, nearly free food/ice cream (in 59 reviews)

  • great team work experience, flexible hours, good for high school/college students (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Customers and management don't realize you work for minimum wage and expect too much (in 27 reviews)

  • You're around ice cream all day, and it's really easy to put on 10 lbs over the summer (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lucky First Timer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    We are all separately owned, and I lucky enough at hired at with the highest pay. They are also very flexible with hours and there is minimum labor.

    Cons

    It gets quite difficult to keep a smile on your face throughout the entire shift, and it is hard with it being a requirement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's been pretty nice working at DQ but it is hard and fast paced.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Dairy Queen part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I think it is a very good place for a first job because they give you room to learn and grow and they are very understanding.

    Cons

    There might be drama here and there between co-workers but in the end everyone loves eachother and we all have fun while getting covered in ice cream.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would really like to see people getting equal hours of work. At my DQ there's people that got more hours than others and some of us have bills to pay so we need more hours. I'd give everyone equal hours so that there isn't the idea of "he's better than you so he gets to work more" type of thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Easy to work with, work-life balance, good first job

    Cons

    Pay, no advancement, rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Easy and fasted paced environment at times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Always something to do, love intracting with the customers, flexible scheduling and making sandwiches.

    Cons

    Dealing with diffuclted customers and closing a monstrous sandwich.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who want to work and care about work. Make sure Subway rules are enforce and watch employees more carefully.

  6.  

    Good for a part time job or for a high schooler.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Not a bad environment. Freedom of being left on your own. Free food.

    Cons

    Lots of bs and not always getting paid for your hard work. Doing the job of cashier waitress and cook simultaneously and not really getting tips.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Easy high schooler job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Super flexible
    Fun people
    Eat ice cream

    Cons

    Terrible hours
    Not professional at all
    Terrible pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Low salary; lots of fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    DQ provided a fun environment.

    Cons

    I had a very low salary for my experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary

  9.  

    Dairy queen

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Boston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Boston, TX

    I have been working at Dairy Queen part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Foods decent. Made good friends. Learned a lot of stuff about food I didn't know.

    Cons

    People expect it to be FAST food and it isn't fast. Not paid enough for the work done. Horrible attitudes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Bellaire Dairy Queen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    My store had a great owner.

    Cons

    Store had to low volume

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Fast paced, Flexible, Great Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Crew in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Kitchen Crew in Greeley, CO

    I have been working at Dairy Queen full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast Pace, Flexible, Competitive Pay.

    Cons

    Overall Lack of Team Work,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold team accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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