Gain experience working with different staff and customer
Manager (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – August 27, 2015
Pros: free pops
Cons: long line ups
Working at Dairy Queen has taught me to deal with different customers and needs. Working with different people ,different ages and learn how to deal with co-workers. Able to know each co-worker, customer and know what they like at Dairy Queen.
Cashier/Service Crew (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MB – August 19, 2015
Pros: fun working there
Cons: short hours
typical day at work is serving the customers such as foods and ice cream and giving the best that I can. I learned to deal with the customer's complaint calmly and talk to them with full respect. My co-workers is hardworking and very helpful to each other
Management was friendly and easy to talk to, but the supervisors were lazy and rude.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), Smithers, BC – August 6, 2015
Pros: Free drinks
Cons: End up covered in ice cream, get cold hands
If the supervisors were more on the ball with their jobs, and kinda to those they worked with, it would have made working more enjoyable. Sometimes we were short staffed and that made for hectic times when rushes came in. Management was really friendly and understanding though.
Fast-paced, positive environment that focuses on teamwork
SHIFT LEADER (Current Employee), Lancaster, ON – August 5, 2015
Pros: 50% off of food
Cons: Busiest on the weekends
Working at Dairy Queen has been a very good experience. The employees are trained to be positive and upbeat, and the customers respond with positive attitudes in return. Although it is an environment that – more... focuses on teamwork, employees are still individually recognized for hard work and effort. A typical day involves serving customers ice cream and food as well as cleaning and organizing the store. I developed both teamwork and leadership skills as a Shift Leader and had the opportunity to enrich my customer service experience. .The hardest part of the job can be that it is a very high-stress environment with lots of people to manage. However, I do enjoy the hustle and rush of a busy day despite how hectic it can seem at times and enjoy taking charge in those moments. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), Nanaimo, BC – July 28, 2015
Working here was great, it gave me the chances I needed to improve and move up in the company. I learned many skills including how to better communicate with customers, as well as co workers. I learned time management, as well as I learned how to work under stressful situations. Seeing as I was a supervisor I did have a lot of responsibilities such as handling cash, and managing my co workers.
Cashier (Former Employee), Camrose, AB – July 22, 2015
Pros: somewhat free food
This job was very messy from what I can remember. Yea we got food and I guess a good wage, but it all wasn't that organized. Foreign people took over more than half of the workers there so it got very frustrating on how to understand what they wanted,
Good Job that does not offer what i need at this stage of my life.
Store Manager (Former Employee), Peterborough, ON – July 20, 2015
Pros: love the people I work with
Cons: not enough hours, too many days, not enough of a balance between work and home.
A typical day consists of serving customers, doing cleaning jobs, making product to sell. I also do the order twice a week and inventory at months end. I would also do some grill work if need be. I have – more... learned a great deal from this company. I ran the store for 2 years doing everything from scheduling, making sure store was up to health and safety regulations to hiring and firing of staff. The management/owner is difficult at times and changes his mind constantly about what he wants and how he wants it done thus confusing me and the employees and how to proceed with certain things.My co-workers quite hionestly are the main and most often the only reason i am still there. Most of them are personal friends of mine and they work well for me and respect me as thier manager. The hardest part of my job is the fact I am on my feet all day, I have to work 6 days a week for the most part and still do not get 40 hours a week. We are open year round but because of the business we are in the winter months are slow and hours get worse. The most enjoyable part of my job is the fact I am comfortable with the knowledge and know what i am doing and i think i do it well, also i love going into work to see my fellow co-workers, but honestly i do not enjoy it as much as i used to and things are changing and for me i need more. I am approaching 50 and i want a full-time position 5 days a week that balances my work with family time, especially at this stage in my life that balance is important. I am not getting that now and i feel like i live at my place of business and less at home. I believe i have learned enough and have the skills that would benifit any company who is willing to hire me and train me. I am loyal and eager to start the next chapter in my life. – less
Supervisor/Food Counter Attendant (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – June 30, 2015
I used to work with enthusiasm at Dairy Queen, working typically either day or night depending on the shifts that usually provided. Working hard is the best issue in order to succeed in a specific job – more... your longing to be in a part. The things that I learned in this job is to be more patient, be responsible in all actions, know how to mingle with co-workers, go with the flow not too hot headed, following rules and regulations of the store/management and most all the dedication and love your work.. Hardest part of this of this is that the blame is on you because you are superior than others but you need to defend yourself. And of course dealing with the customers' complain needs more patient. But one thing that I enjoyed is having some circle of friends you can rely on and the used of skills in designing of cakes. – less
Customer Service (Current Employee), Greenwood, NS – June 22, 2015
I enjoy being able to serve customers a fresh meal, and provide friendly service. I work with my co-workers to help maintain a clean environment that allows customers to enjoy their visit at Dairy Queen.
Cook (Current Employee), Saint John, NB – June 15, 2015
Pros: 50% off during break
Cons: no direct deposit
The typical day at work involves a lot of customer service and cooking. i learned that you need to work hard in order to succeed in the workplace. the management could be a bit better its a little slack – more... but it is alright. My co-workers are awesome I loved every single one of them, we have our differences but i still enjoy them. the hardest part is just when it gets super hectic and busy. the most enjoyable part however is just having such great co-workers. – less
Server (Former Employee), Grimsby, ON – June 8, 2015
typical day at work was going through stuff they needed to be done such as duties of refilling candy, changing milk machine etc. I learned communication skills, dealing with money, interpersonal skills coworkers all very nice and willing to teach
Grill cook (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – June 5, 2015
Pros: free lunches
Cons: non specif closing hours
Working at dairy queen I learned that any job no matter how small, is worth taking your time and doing perfectly even in a fast paced environment. The management was excellent always on top of all problems – more... seemingly before they even began. The work was difficult it demands an ability to effectively multitask many things at once. Such as making the food, cleaning the kitchen, and stocking the fridge. with a stop to wash your hands in between each station to prevent cross contamination. – less