Dairy Queen

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Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
354 Reviews
3.5
354 Reviews
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Dairy Queen President and CEO John Gainor
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Bellaire Dairy Queen

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    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
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  5.  

    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
  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.  

    Nice experience overall

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    Former Employee - Food and DQ Maker in Yucaipa, CA
    Former Employee - Food and DQ Maker in Yucaipa, CA

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

    Pros

    as a teenager this is a nice job to gain work experience and learn customer service skills. It was a great job and a fun environment! They really take time to train the employees and give a background to understand what the company is all about.

    Cons

    The temptation to eat all the foods is hard if you don't have self control. If you want to eat that stuff than this is the job for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had no problems!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun work, minimum wage, nice employer

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Ronan, MT
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Ronan, MT

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

    Pros

    The pay was good after I became a manager, I advanced quickly in pay rate and position, staff was friendly, employer was reasonable

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a really positive learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance/Handyman in Alamo, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance/Handyman in Alamo, TN

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Everyone Who worked there seemed to get along very well. They were all very helpful in pointing out what could make their jobs easier. That made My job easier.

    Cons

    The only con that I came across was that there never seemed to be enough time during the course of a day to get everything done that was desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If You hire another maintenance person give them enough time/hours to get the job done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Great place to work! Very flexible.

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    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

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