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Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Ice cream makes people smile which is also rewarding in the work place (in 138 reviews)

  • Flexible hours for someone who is in school (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimum wage job, some stores did not make the products to company standards (in 57 reviews)

  • ALSO our ice cream machine broke more than the ones at McDonalds (in 56 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly and good, honest work."

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Food Server in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    A definite pro would be that I'm able to connect with new people everyday from the simple service of handing them ice cream

    Cons

    It can get a bit messy and we have to work most holidays. From working with such young people, ego and attitude sometimes gets on the way.

    Advice to Management

    Have Dairy Queen closed on important, known, holidays such as July Fourth, Easter, and Memorial Day along with Christmas Eve


  2. "I liked working there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Giving out ice cream is fun, relaxed

    Cons

    cleaning bathrooms, annoying customers, walk in freezer is very cold

    Advice to Management

    bribing employees with ice cream greatly increase morale :)

  3. "Dairy Queen is a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dairy Queen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The bosses are great. Anytime I need anything they are more than willing to help

    Cons

    Takes up a lot of time but reward is only what you put in to it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  4. "Always had fun working here! :)"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Cook in Sauk Centre, MN
    Former Employee - Kitchen Cook in Sauk Centre, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dairy Queen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a fun and easy place to work. You meet great friends while working. You can be confident that you serve delicious safe food.

    Cons

    The kitchen is usually warm. You can't control your coworkers moods. Pay is not the greatest. Kitchen is also small and could use remodeling.


  5. "Really enjoyed working for the company"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was promoted very fast and given a lot of responsibilities while working there over the two years.You also get to work with such amazing and fun people that make your job so much easier.

    Cons

    Had to work late and a lot while attending school. Which was my choice, It was just very difficult at times. For what I was doing I wasn't being paid well at all. I was paid a little over minimum wage my entire time and I was basically the manager of the entire store without the title.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees for the work that they put forth. I enjoyed working there and wouldn't have found another job but I do feel that I was under paid and under appreciated


  6. "Challenging yet rewarding Fun environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Ice Cream and food Yum!!!!

    Cons

    Difficult customers and late nights

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. "I love working with my crew at dq, we are like one big family!"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Columbia City, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Columbia City, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dairy Queen part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The crew you work with is amazing.

    Cons

    The location I am at currently does not offer insurance, but they are looking for insurance to offer.

  8. "Love love love this company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yorkville, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yorkville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is awesome at work.

    Cons

    There are no cons of working here.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are awesome.


  9. "Amazing company to work for--best part time job I could have ever asked for"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Metamora, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Metamora, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dairy Queen part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great bosses, environment, and hours

    Cons

    The only con during my DQ experience is that there is not much room for advancement. I went from a crewmember to a manager and thats about as high as I can go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  10. "Dairy Queen is a great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment and fun people to work with

    Cons

    I have no cons about DQ

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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