First job in a small town surrounded by an amazing and supporting staff
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Neepawa, MB – 3 October 2017
This was my first job that I ever had, which taught me interpersonal skills and how to separate myself from the stress of multi-tasking and trouble-shooting. I developed a strong sense of work ethic and was lucky enough to have the most supportive and friendly owner/manager that made juggling school, life and work easier. After I graduated from high school, I was given a supervising position that toned my leadership and communication skills.
decent first job, not for people looking for good pay/career
Cake Decorator (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 3 October 2017
Worked there for 1 year (franchise), staffing turnover rate was outrageously high. Owners rarely visited and made it difficult to contact them. Pay was often messed up (underpaid, wrong wages on pay stub etc). Made me pay for my uniform ($25) but did not provide the apron or pants. Owners complained about not making enough money/ wasting too much product/giving too many discounts, but then would take home $60 ice cream cakes on a regular basis for free. Low morale overall, no benefits to working there besides getting first job experience and making minimum wage.
50% off products. Store closes at 9pm
do not get paid for breaks even when you have to stay in the store because you're working alone.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Chelmsford, ON – 1 October 2017
Worked at DQ from 15 - 19. Great first job, teaches you alot about work ethic and the ability to move up (server to shift leader to supervisor and cook) really gives you the feel for everything and teaches you communication and having fairly high levels of responsibility.
Ice cream and advancements
Depends on the manager; generally night shifts though
Fry Cook (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 30 September 2017
Had a lot of fun there as an employee. Learned to train independently at times. Coping with big rushes and hands on training helped. Was trained to think ahead and plan out the day then just winging it.
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Courtice, ON – 28 September 2017
Dairy Queen is an awesome first job. Very quick paced but a great learning experience, as well as a fun way to make money. My coworkers were amazing, as well as my management, but unfortunately the owner sold.
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 September 2017
I really enjoyed learning how to make the ice cream products. I'm disappointed that I didn't get to learn to make burgers; they didn't keep me long enough. I also enjoyed the customer service experience.
Free overflow on ice cream products, discounts(employee, friends, family)
Great first job and wonderful environment and staff
Cashier (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 25 September 2017
Working at Dairy Queen allowed me to gain experience and understand commitment. Also Diary Queen taught me to understand the do’s and dont’s on how to interact with customers. In a way, it even gave me sales experience through interacting with the customer and upsizing their blizzard, or cone by pointing out a small difference in price. The environment and co-workers were amazing and always willing to help each other out for taking over shifts
Allowed to have anything for free while working/on break
Long hours relative to what I was able to handle at the time
Cashier (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 23 September 2017
While I worked at Dairy Queen, they were flexible with my hours, which was nice. Unfortunately some of the other staff, who have now since left since I worked there last, didn't take their responsibilities seriously. The overall environment was alright, and the tasks we were given were easy to accomplish and straight forward in their manner.
Employee (Former Employee) – Peace River, AB – 18 September 2017
Good place to start wouldn't want to spend a lifetime there due to poor management and poor authority but they will teach you how to work at any job they will show you how to notice the little details that customers look for in a place to dine
Food Counter Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 September 2017
They have a very enjoyable workplace, they always make sure that customers are satisfied with their visit, as well as their employees, they are always striving to make the work place better and more enjoyable.
Grill Worker (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 15 September 2017
Working at Dairy Queen was the first time I experienced being on an actual payroll, and working under professional superiors on a day to day basis. I learned many skills that will help me in my future work places, and I met many friends.
Half off on food for breaks, Nice people
Very hot during the summers, Sometimes understaffed