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Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014

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3.3 269 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Dairy Queen President and CEO John Gainor

John Gainor

(72 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Making ice cream is fun and I get to ask off for whatever days I need off from work(in 46 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 21 reviews)

  • You're around ice cream all day, and it's really easy to put on 10 lbs over the summer(in 20 reviews)

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    Good Company

    Food and DQ Maker (Former Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsWhat you will be selling are some of the best BURGUERS and for sure the best ice cream.

    Conslow wages, work on weekends

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake in account suggestions from all employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job for the summer

    Day-time Responsible Manager (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

    Prosgood employees, learn to work under pressure when it's busy

    Consbad management, manager is uneducated and therefore cannot manage properly her staff

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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA very Good employer very balanced towards work and home.

    ConsNot much room for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It sucked. Really hard.

    Dairy Queen Blizzard Wizzard (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON

    ProsNone. Except that there's absolutely no responsibility felt by those employed their to be the "best they can be". I need to write twenty words. Am I there yet? Yes.

    ConsTerrible pay, hard work for nothing. Management sucks. Staffed by high school drop-outs who don't know a thing about anything, really. My manager stole from my boss and she was also mean.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more money to employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good entry level place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Good training
    - Nice people to work with
    - Free ice cream during training, and 50% off everything otherwise! Woohoo

    Cons- Part-time work, schedules can vary from week to week
    - New hires always get closing shift and bathroom cleaning duties, but its not too bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being nice and hiring nice people! It makes all the difference for employees and customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Meh

    Front Line/Cashier (Former Employee) Chatham, ON

    ProsIt's awesome being able to make your own blizzard creations, and overall making ice cream for people is a pleasant experience!

    ConsWorked here for 3 years and never had any promotion opportunities, and the owners/managers were not pleasant. Don't work here if you want steady hours, there are plenty in the summer but barely any in the winter.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ice cream chiller

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of ice cream and burgers and fries

    Consthere wasnt really any cons to this job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    It was VERY hard work for VERY little pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere were amazing people that I got to meet everyday and my coworkers were easy going.

    ConsI got paid very little (below min wage) to train other employees, open, close, clean heavily and go above what was expected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees kindly

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    Good overall experience

    Shift Leader (Current Employee) Scarborough, ON

    ProsReally laid back environment, was given a lot of freedom and gained a lot of work experience. Worked at a seasonal location that only sold cold products so we were only open March-November. The only time of the year it was busy though was June-September. So it was a pretty relaxed environment for majority of the year.

    ConsWhen the weather is good, it gets SUPER busy. On the contrary, if it is cold or raining it is dead.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was awful due to bad management

    Cashier (Former Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsAfter work ice-cream gift and friendly employees

    ConsHaving a really bad store manager

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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