Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
315 Reviews
3.5
315 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Coworkers were fun to be around, salary was negotiable, nearly free food/ice cream (in 54 reviews)

  • great team work experience, flexible hours, good for high school/college students (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Customers and management don't realize you work for minimum wage and expect too much (in 25 reviews)

  • customers are rough when it comes to ice cream (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Terrible manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen part-time

    Pros

    fellow employees are easy to work with

    Cons

    time sheet never ready so you don't have a clue when you will work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider the ability to move up the latter a 2 year employee is payed the same as a first week employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad but still there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Dairy Queen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like working as a crew 100 % of the time and a shift manager and a g.m. His job is for you.

    Cons

    Good Luck getting a pay raise. Majority of the managers work 80 hour a week but only get paid 50. And have fun running a 14 % labor or 45+ $ per man hour .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What I would tell upper Management is from day 1 I have be lied to promises not kept. I have helped you fix 4 different stores and no pay compensation. Told to do one thing one day and it change the next . Lack of information and planning direction from upper management. Training for crew shift managers what a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible Employers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Euless, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Euless, TX

    I worked at Dairy Queen part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and nice venue

    Cons

    Daily routine changes day to day, un-reasonable managers, time-off was difficult to recieve and when you had to take sick days it was a hassle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to at who you hire for management to take care of the facilities they need to know what they are doing

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

    cooking here sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Cook in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Dairy Queen part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people you work with are ok

    Cons

    theres so much wrong with this place. the owner is a walking lawsuit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean up your acts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Don't eat the food!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Cook in Pleasant Hill, CA

    I have been working at Dairy Queen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    all the fries and soda you can get your hands on

    Cons

    crappy pay, terrible bosses and poor food quality (its been on the floor)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get off your posterier and help your workers, barking at them doesnt get the food made any faster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its Ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Waco, TX

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

    Pros

    Its on ok place sometimes the team is great depending on who you work with.

    Cons

    They were highly unprofessional the supervisors need supervisors because they feel they can do and say anything they want as long as it gets the job done fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick better management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    No pay, crap company, don't care about store employees

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Wheeling, WV
    Former Employee - Cashier in Wheeling, WV

    I worked at Dairy Queen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, some training, get to be around ice cream and sugary fun treats, air conditioned work environment

    Cons

    Horrible pay, company does not care about employees, company works employees to death in understaffed store locations and pays them 200$ every two weeks - ridiculous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay employees a real livable wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Had fun working here, could have been better

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    Former Employee - Server in Doylestown, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Doylestown, PA

    I worked at Dairy Queen part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Try to get a lot of hours

    Cons

    Pay is low, management is never around, coworkers need more real-world experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It sucked horribly

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    there are no pros for working at dairy queen

    Cons

    everything is wrong with the place i worked at

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    More pleasant being a roofer in Texas than working there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Sioux City, IA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Sioux City, IA

    I worked at Dairy Queen as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    there are no pros in working here

    Cons

    Most team members have bad work ethic and unhygienic horrific management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage keep employees in line no favoritism its bad for business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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