Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Dairy Queen President and CEO John Gainor
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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. Great place!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    They were very caring people.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Environment was very busy and fun

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    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier in Raytown, MO
    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier in Raytown, MO

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

    Pros

    Sometimes I got tips for all the hard work I've done.

    Cons

    We were very busy in the summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great High School gig, schedule flexibility, free food, cool employees and nice neighborhood.

    Cons

    No growth, low pay with no raise, boss was a bi-polar and had sexual relationship with an fellow employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work but reward the good employees with some sort of incentive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Eh alright but management needs improvements.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice hours, trained fully. There wasn't anything I didn't know how to work. No issues between workers.

    Cons

    Managers play favorities.
    Basically if you're not the race of the majority of the workers you will get cut for nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better managers that treat workers all the same , and aren't prone to playing favorites based on race. Also don't hire more people than you actually need, and don't make training place so far away from the actual restaurant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. High School Job

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    Good Work Environment. Customer Interaction

    Cons

    Lot of Cleaning, can be stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. College job

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    Current Employee - Treat Maker in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Treat Maker in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    work around schedule
    Fast paced environment
    work with other college students
    have a great time with other workers and with management

    Cons

    no room for improvement
    no raises
    low pay
    weird shifts that end up taking up your whole day if you want to make any kind of decent money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give raises every 6 months and encourage people to work harder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Enjoy your work

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, GA

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

    Pros

    Good Hours, Understanding Management, Friendly coworkers, Works around your schedule

    Cons

    Training employees that were not able to complete the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. I worked at DQ

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Atoka, TN
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Atoka, TN

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Short hours, went by fast, discount on food

    Cons

    Rude management, not very flexible

  10. I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Management was great, other employees were easy to get along with. Hours were what I would consider second shift which I was okay with.

    Cons

    Can be high turn over in the spring.

  11. Crew member

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    The coworkers were quite fun.

    Cons

    I sometimes felt a disconnect with the managers in terms of scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the customer-facing employees play an integral role in the daily operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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