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Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
355 Reviews
3.5
355 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.  

    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

  2.  

    Dairy queen

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    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 an 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
  3.  

    Fast paced, Flexible, Great Work Environment

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    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 an 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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  5.  

    Great starter job

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Former Employee - Shift Leader

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    great management
    flexible schedule
    above minimum wage pay

    Cons

    lack of hours
    work nights and weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I worked there for 1 year and it was good.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Waterford, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Waterford, MI

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, great work group, trusting management and good ice cream!

    Cons

    No place for growth, worked throughout the summer but needed more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and please tell employees to have a better attitude.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Very easy and pleasant job.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Former Employee - Crew Member

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

    Pros

    -50% off first 6 items a week
    -Flexible Schedule
    -Some holiday pay

    Cons

    -Bad hours some schedules
    -Up to 9 hours a week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work! Very flexible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Savage, MN
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Savage, MN

    I worked at Dairy Queen part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible with schedule, while being a student I needed time off for studying and family vacations. Learned good customer service skills.

    Cons

    Minimum wage... Not many raises, and I believe I was hard working and liked by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on giving some more raises. More steady schedules. Better mats for the floor. Organization is key, sometimes hectic with little not knowing what to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very welcoming work environment

    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier in Vidalia, GA
    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier in Vidalia, GA

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

    Pros

    Customer service comes first, great hours, decent pay, very reasonable management.

    Cons

    difficult customers, bull headed management occasionally, cleanliness is occasionally a problem.

  10.  

    Dairy Queen service

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker

    I worked at Dairy Queen part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Had an excellent boss and was very flexible with the hours in an emergency or when you gave him a heads up in about a week before you needed them off.

    Cons

    Some people weren't the greatest to train, and you could tell they didn't want to be there. They didn't get the concept of when you come to work, it's work life and not your home life that's full of distractions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    crew leader

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Gilbert, AZ

    I worked at Dairy Queen part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    it is a great high school, and college job. at first there is a lot to remember such as what goes in what blizzards as well as the other items. however the management staff is willing to help you out with all of that and before you know it you will have it down.

    Cons

    it is hard work, customers can be rude at times but over all it is not all that bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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