Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
323 Reviews
3.5
323 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.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Very welcoming work environment

    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier in Vidalia, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier in Vidalia, GA (US)

    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.

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  5.  

    crew leader

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Gilbert, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Gilbert, AZ (US)

    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
  6.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Memphis, TN (US)

    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
  7.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Norcross, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Norcross, GA (US)

    I have been working at Dairy Queen part-time (more than an 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Dairy Queen - Amherst, Ohio

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Pay.
    Great People to Work With.
    Exceptional Supervisors.
    Flexible Hours.

    Cons

    Lots of Info, but in order to succeed at this job you need to know your products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experiences, great workers, interesting corporation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    My boss and coworkers were the best. And the work isn't terrible hard and is easy to learn. Very nice entry level job.

    Cons

    Over worked. Under paid. Corporation constantly making changes and trying to have control over the franchises. They run and control a lot of things for having very little to do with the day to day. They can be helpful if you get the right person, but there's a lot of covering their own backs first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what youre doing, don't let the corporation ruin this wonderful business.

  10.  

    This is a great job to have in the summer, but once the fall/winter starts, you should consider getting a second job.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Virginia Beach, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Virginia Beach, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Before I worked at Dairy Queen I was extremely shy, but now I have a lot more confidence and I have really opened up. This job can be fun because usually, you are working with people your own age and that live around your area, and you can communicate and work with them really well. In the summer, I was working almost 40 hours a week, and I made a lot of money. Extremely flexible with the schedule.

    Cons

    Unfair treatment from manager, shift leaders. In the winter, you get hardly any hours and business is VERY slow, it's very boring to work in the winter. I was not trained properly, I kind of figured everything out on my own..and from my fellow crew members' help.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen part-time

    Pros

    Good training, they make sure you know what you are doing before you are put full force into the work environment. flexible with time off. encouragement for smooth processes.

    Cons

    Although they desire smooth processes to ensure orders are fullfilled quickly and correctly the execution of this is often weak due to the establishment being understaffed (in an order to save labor costs). Not much opportunity for raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to feedback form employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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