Dairy Queen

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Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
373 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.  

    What is going on?

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Crew Member in O'Fallon, MO

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    The pros would have to be the people I worked with were friendly and the work was pretty easy since it is fast food.

    Cons

    The quite a few cons to the job. One being is that the pay was only minimum wage and on top of that the shift was only a few hours long (from 7pm-10pm). During the business hours so I was doing a lot of work for little pay. But all of that I can put aside and forget about, it was my boss that really did it for me. He was racist to the customers and then sexist to the employees. I mean this guy literally did and say whatever he wanted. I don't know if this was due to all the Dairy Queens being individually owned or what but it was bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in better to the people running your stores because they could give your company a bad image if you're not careful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy high schooler job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Super flexible
    Fun people
    Eat ice cream

    Cons

    Terrible hours
    Not professional at all
    Terrible pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    -Hired high school students
    -Provided something to do in the summer

    Cons

    -Minimum wage
    -Not a lot of opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Ensure shift managers are competent when you hire them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to start learning about the dessert business.

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The people to work with are great and very supportive - it takes a while to really learn the ins and outs of the business because of how many dessert offerings there are. I could see myself being promoted multiple times if I had not left.

    Cons

    There is not much development that occurs in the company after some time - it is very easy to plateau and not learn as much as you'd like to after a couple months of working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should be there at all times to help the employees develop and become better team leaders and contributors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Fast Pace, Flexible, Competitive Pay.

    Cons

    Overall Lack of Team Work,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold team accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    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

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