Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Fun place to work but ultimately needs some changes.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Worker in Watertown, SD
    Former Employee - Worker in Watertown, SD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work relationship with coworkers
    never a dull moment
    variety of tasks
    almost feel like a family at the job

    Cons

    management
    may be lots of drama with coworkers
    low pay
    for most workers this is their first job

    Advice to Management

    make sure that the people are doing their jobs and that someone isn't getting stuck with all of the tasks. Also make sure to reward the workers who are doing a exceptional job instead of treating all of the workers the same.

  2. Classic job for young student

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Work hard and you can move up easily
    Low stress job
    Fun work environment
    It is what it is, you make ice cream and deal with the public

    Cons

    No benefits...very simple job
    Pay is mediocre, I was making minimum hourly wages
    Was not able to work as many hours as I wanted, we were overstaffed

  3. manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - free ice cream
    - easy
    - laidback

    Cons

    - hours
    - weekends
    - pay
    - to many kids

    Advice to Management

    - high school kids are the key to success

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  5. Dairy Queen

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Frankenmuth, MI
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Frankenmuth, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job and good icecream

    Cons

    Didn't get free ice-cream, minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    nothing u gucchi

  6. Good place to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Gilbert, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours for part timer in school
    Easy work load
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Management was literally just young adults who just knew the whole store, or adults hired off the street without previous management experience.

    Management didn't care about employee hours

    Strict labor cut environment

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the employees about the store more than once a year. They deserve to know what's actually going on.

  7. The boss was unreliable.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Tierrasanta, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Tierrasanta, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I had discounts on all the frozen treats.
    I got a lot of tips after the last shift.

    Cons

    The boss was a jerk to me when I had a problem.
    Some of the employees were mean to me when I had a question.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the boss and hire a better manager.

  8. Very promising owners, very little follow through.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working for one of their Dairy Queen stores can be a good opportunity. There are great people mixed in there and for being fast food, its a fun restaurant.

    Cons

    Owners are very promising about career advancements and job perks. Once they get you where they want you in their company, you mean nothing to them. Money is all they care about. Very two-faced to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and you will see a lot better results.

  9. Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to work with, work-life balance, good first job

    Cons

    Pay, no advancement, rude customers

    Advice to Management

    None

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Lucky First Timer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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