Dairy Queen

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Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
333 Reviews
3.5
333 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 56 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 25 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.  

    Fine experience for a first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    - Great staff (at my location); both coworkers and management. Makes the experience worth it in the end.
    - food benefits (used to be free while at work, I think they have moved to discounts but still nice)
    - easy to settle into routine, day goes quickly
    - build character and gain understanding of what it is like to work in fast food industry.

    Cons

    - Minimum wage, but that is expected.
    - shifts change weekly for most employees, including night vs day so it can be a pain to plan around, but coworkers are often willing to trade shifts and if you know a week or two in advance you can schedule days off easily.
    - customers can be awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep at it, solid place to get started in high school.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    It's great to work with Dairy Queen. Great opportunities for employees, nice people and lots of ice cream. I wish I could work here forever, I really do.

    Cons

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

  3.  

    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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  5.  

    A great part time job with great people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance/Handy Man in Alamo, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance/Handy Man in Alamo, TN

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

    Pros

    Dairy Queen was probably the most fun job I have ever experienced. That is saying a mouthful. At age 54 I have had The pleasure of many experiences. There One did not make a big fat wage but that did not matter to Me because of My simple Christian life I lead . If one truly enjoys what they are doing and being around the good people there, it does not seem like a job. I am truly blessed and humbled by My experience there. I am so thankful to have had that pleasure.

    Cons

    My only regret is that My time working there was so short. I miss the friends that I made while working there! They were so much fun to be around. There was never a dull moment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If only a person could make a living there, The sky would be the limit. More chocolate Ice cream ideas would /may increase sales all around.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Awesomeness

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Youth work there. Fantastic managers.

    Cons

    You eat a lot of ice cream

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the promotions

  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    No weekends off unless ur hire management

    Cons

    You are Promised 40hrs a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    District manager needs to be more involved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for a first job

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    good for a first job, and they were very flexible with my hours as I was still in high school. Fun environment

    Cons

    There were no benefits, only received discount on break, minimum wage pay which s difficult for anyone but high school students to live off of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider some better type of benefit for the employees to attract more than high school students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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