Team Member/Cashier/Cakes (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 30 January 2017
The process to get a job here is quite simple and quick. There was an advertisement online on kijiji for part time positions, and at the time i had really needed a job and already heard that Dairy Queen was a great place to work at from peers. So I quickly emailed them my resume, and asked for consideration for the part. Within 3 days I had received a call where I set an interview day, gotten an interview and email asking to work. The management at my location is wonderful. I have had nothing but god experiences so far, and the workers who trained me did a very good job as i got the hang of things fairly quickly. The hardest part about this job is working grill on a very busy day or during a rush as it is a tight space back there, and you are essentially working alone ( not to say that if you need help you aren't given that). You do need to be able to handle stress in that position and stress upfront as well when making treats on a busy day, and be able to work fast and multitask. But with that you are always working with your co workers making it so much more enjoyable. I myself am on cakes, so I just get to relax in the back, finish up any orders, decorate cakes and when someone is on break I go up front and help there so my shifts are quite easy. For a better visualization In list form i'll describe to you my typical day.
Saturday 10:30 - 3:30 (typically unless asked to stay and help) -punch in at 10:30 prepared and ready to work -take note of how many original and blizzard cakes needed to be decorated -take note on the cake inventory in the freezer -takemore... note in how many of the various cakes is needed to be made to refill the freezer after cake shift (give note to chill members so they can prepare and make those) -take icing bags out and prepare work place with the turntable and wet cloth and putting an apron on to keep uniform clean -decorate any orders and pay close attention to details with colour and writing - decorate how ever many original cakes to your own creativity - decorate blizzard cakes with corresponding toppings - when someone is on break help out in the chill area -when someone needs help in the grill area help out - keep work area cleaned - whenever someone comes into store and needs a note written on a cake, you are responsible for writing typically -clock out after 5 hr shift, possibly longer if you are asked to stay - receive your discount on food and drinks to take home or eat during shiftless
50% discounts (combos, and novelties not included), proper training, friendly work environment, and fun
Restaurant Worker (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 28 January 2017
Typically, customer satisfaction and service were put on the back burner for profit. Any slight mistake would result in massive punishment, from lost wages to losing hours. Would not recommend employment at dairy queen
Cashier (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 January 2017
I have no problem with the company itself, it is the management. The customers are overall friendly and kind, my coworkers are amazing. Our hours are not very good. Most part-time people get 5 hours a week maximum.
Server and food preparation (Former Employee) – Woodstock, NB – 25 January 2017
The management are the companies strong suit! They offer a lot of flexibility and ensure all of your personal needs taken into consideration. Although you work with many young students, the establishment is very well run with little to no drama.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 25 January 2017
A typical day at work for me is to restock, clean and start the ice cream machines. I made sure that everything was ready for when the store opened.I learned communication skills and how to handle stressful days.
Cook/Cashier (Former Employee) – Orillia, ON – 24 January 2017
was my job in high school was a good job that i enjoyed and that job helped become the efficient, good worker i am today i am not interested in working at a fast food place as i have been working as a labourur the last few years
Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 January 2017
I worked here for a couple months and did not like the management staff at all. When I requested to book a day off I would most likely not get it off and the staff was very inconsiderate and most of the time rude. In the summer time you have to work long hours until 11pm at night even if you are a student.
Volunteer/Course's (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 January 2017
By far the best job Iv'e had as my third job. In my opinion I think that Dairy Queen is fun workplace and very productive when you're at work. At my job when I'm working I don't find anything difficult, the job is pretty straight forward if you understand what you're doing. My most enjoyable part of my job is making the ice cream and serving customers with a positive attitude so they come back.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 19 January 2017
This is an amazing place to work for a first job. Hours are very flexible and the staff is very friendly. One thing I do not like about being a supervisor is how much you get paid for everything you have to deal with. Management also changed a lot for our store.
Staff and 50% off food for yourself and family/friends
Food Counter Attendant (Former Employee) – Swift Current, SK – 18 January 2017
Made ice cream desserts handled hot food cleaned kitchen/counters/ ice cream machines re-filled toppings/condiments swept/mopped floors/ bathrooms cleaned windows coworkers were really nice Hardest part was dealing with the overcrowding of staff working behind the counter during rushhour I enjoyed making ice cream and making sure customers expectations were always met
Half off meals and drinks
NO reasoning with the boss at the time for time off for important family emergencys
Cake manager, Shift manager (Former Employee) – Orillia, ON – 18 January 2017
Dairy Queen is a poorly managed shop, with great staff. The staff dont know the best work ethics but this is due to a boss who overall doesnt give direction to his workers. The staff are great considering their training, some individuals have grown to be great workers in this facility, just not all the hire are trained very well
Fun work environment with lots of hours for a Highschool position
Supervisor/ Team leader (Former Employee) – Tottenham, ON – 15 January 2017
It was always fun, my co workers were great most of the time, the manager and owner were passionate and cared about their employees even though the majority were part time. Tons of hours also if you were to take the position on full time, somtimes up to 60 hours a week.
Very attrative place , many hot spring,ski, beautiful mountain and lake.
Food Counter Attendant supervisor (Former Employee) – 1401 trans canada highway golden british columbia – 14 January 2017
I give you a tips to work in dairy queen is to be nice to the costumer, be approachable, always say hi or hello, give them smile, be attentive while you taking order to the costumer, repeat their order to be clear that all is correct,always keep on eye the cleanliness of the store, also check the food before you serve if is all complete, and always honest to your employer and to your co- workers. Always do your best !
Server (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 January 2017
As my first job, I probably had my best experience here. I was able to work with customers, thus expanding my knowledge for customer service, handle food, create cakes and also receive incoming products. The hardest part of the job was learning the recipes by heart especially when you need to know it when it becomes a busy day. The only downfall is winter days. Shifts start to lessen and shifts become a bit more slow.