Dairy Queen Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
286 Reviews

3.4
286 Reviews
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Dairy Queen President and CEO John Gainor
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great First Job

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chilliwack, BC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chilliwack, BC

    I worked at Dairy Queen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very social job. Not a lot of stress. Delicious food.

    Cons

    Can get very stressful around summer time and holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Painful summer job, but not the worst thing ever

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Halifax, NS
    Former Employee - Server in Halifax, NS

    I worked at Dairy Queen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - good part-time hours in summer (good for students)
    - few requirements; easy to get hired
    - flexible scheduling; easy to get time off
    - employees get free fountain drinks! (depends on location; one of the places I worked did this, but the other didn't)

    Cons

    - HOLY TENDINITIS BATMAN; loads of people had pain from performing the same tasks (operating the soft serve machines/preparing blizzards, mostly) many times a day. The pain was bad enough that a few of them (me included) went to see doctors about it.
    - You must be good at multitasking--but even if you are, there are times when it's gonna be very stressful, especially if you're working the drive-thu
    - Beware of making mistakes with people's orders. A decent manager won't blame you for an honest mistake, but an angry customer often takes it personally, and people get REALLY ANGRY about their food.

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

    Good job for the summer

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    Former Employee - Day-time Responsible Manager  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Day-time Responsible Manager in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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  5.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dairy Queen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A very Good employer very balanced towards work and home.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It sucked. Really hard.

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    Former Employee - Dairy Queen Blizzard Wizzard  in  Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Dairy Queen Blizzard Wizzard in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    None. 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.

    Cons

    Terrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay more money to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Food and DQ Maker  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Food and DQ Maker in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    low wages, work on weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take in account suggestions from all employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier  in  Chatham, ON
    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier in Chatham, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Worked 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good entry level place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen part-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep being nice and hiring nice people! It makes all the difference for employees and customers.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Ice cream chiller

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

    Lots of ice cream and burgers and fries

    Cons

    there wasnt really any cons to this job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was VERY hard work for VERY little pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dairy Queen

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees kindly

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