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Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
390 Reviews
3.4
390 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.  

    Loved every minute of it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    I loved working at Dairy Queen for 6 years as a shift leader. The atmosphere was great & the owner of my franchise was wonderful to work for! Very accommodating & friendly. People can say what they want about a fast food environment, but you learn everything you need to know about the work force there plus more. Great lessons!

    Cons

    Not as much growth as I would have liked.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's been pretty nice working at DQ but it is hard and fast paced.

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

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

    Pros

    I think it is a very good place for a first job because they give you room to learn and grow and they are very understanding.

    Cons

    There might be drama here and there between co-workers but in the end everyone loves eachother and we all have fun while getting covered in ice cream.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would really like to see people getting equal hours of work. At my DQ there's people that got more hours than others and some of us have bills to pay so we need more hours. I'd give everyone equal hours so that there isn't the idea of "he's better than you so he gets to work more" type of thing.

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  3.  

    Lucky First Timer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    We are all separately owned, and I lucky enough at hired at with the highest pay. They are also very flexible with hours and there is minimum labor.

    Cons

    It gets quite difficult to keep a smile on your face throughout the entire shift, and it is hard with it being a requirement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 a 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
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    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Dairy Queen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the overall atmosphere of a Dairy Queen, it's hard not to love your life when you make Ice Cream for a living. Being the boss, I get to set the tone of the whole store and I love the interactions I get to have with my team, I know each and every one of them on a personal basis as well, which I find to be awesome.

    Cons

    As much as I love my job, there are the usual cons that go along with being a store manager - long hours, constantly fixing things, etc. I also wish there were greater opportunity within the corporation as a whole, but sadly I think I'm at the top level I can reach with DQ.

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    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Fun

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work while you are still in school. Made a lot of great freinds, and my manager was really down to earth.

    Cons

    Customers could be impatient, especially in the summer when the store was really busy. I

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    pay is very good for college students and high school students. fun atmosphere and great customers

    Cons

    there isnt any that i can think of

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