International Dairy Queen Overview

International Dairy Queen, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises a chain of fast-food restaurants in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers foods, treats, drinks, cakes, and other food and beverage products. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. International Dairy Queen, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
The staff at International Dairy Queen come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 59.3% female and 34.3% ethnic minorities. International Dairy Queen employees are more likely to be members of the Republican Party than the Democratic Party, with 60.5% of employees identifying as members of the Republican Party. But those numbers could change quickly because the turnover rate at International Dairy Queen is relatively high. Employees at International Dairy Queen stay with the company for an average of 1.9 years before leaving. The average employee at International Dairy Queen makes $24,546 per year, which is competitive for its industry and location. Some of its highest paying competitors, Sonic, Little Caesar Enterprises, and Krystal, pay $26,941, $26,012, and $25,859, respectively.
Based in the United States, International Dairy Queen is a medium-sized hospitality company with 643 employees and a revenue of $300.0M.

The Organization’s Mission

To create positive memories for all who touch DQ.


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The Team At International Dairy Queen

Key People
  • Charles Mooty (CEO)

The Culture At International Dairy Queen

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Here at IDQ, we create extraordinary Fan experiences every day and we do this through our commitment to hiring and retaining only the best in class talent. We firmly believe that our employees are the catalyst to the success of the company where their initiative, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit are recognized and rewarded. We're looking for motivated, passionate and dedicated individuals with an inherent need and ambition to go after bigger challenges.
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International Dairy Queen Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

the people were kind Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

it became very busy and was expected to do manager jobs without being manager Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

free food Show More
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Zippia UserAugust 2018


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What Do You Like About Working There?

I liked that we had such a clean manager and we had high expectations for serving our customers. I met some wonderful life long friends, it was a very supportive staff and a friendly atmosphere. I enjoyed learning so many different methods of making desserts using various ingredients and I'm so happy I learned how to make a cherry coke there, now one of my favorite drinks. It was such a pleasant experience that even though I no long work there, I still enjoy eating at that particular Dairy Queen. Actually, I've worked for two DQ's with similar experiences, the first place prepared me for the next so no training needed. I don't frequent the second DQ as it is in another city from where I reside. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

I wouldn't work there today because the pay isn't very well and there are essentially no benefits. Plus, we didn't get mandatory breaks which should be required when working a full shift and at a job requiring so much standing, moving and lifting. I didn't like that we didn't get free drinks or meals but it is a business. We also weren't allowed to eat unless we clocked out. Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

I enjoyed that we could ask for a modification to our meal from another co-worker without hesitation and they would aim to make it just right. I also enjoyed the discount and also knowing my food was clean as we had high standards set forth by our manager. Show More
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Zippia UserAugust 2018


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What Do You Like About Working There?

The actual job is stress free and the customers are mostly friendly. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Several of my coworkers are rude to me and our customers. Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Free food while working Show More
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International Dairy Queen Salaries

How much does International Dairy Queen pay?
The national average salary for an International Dairy Queen employee in the United States is $24,546 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $33,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $18,000 per year.
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International Dairy Queen Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at International Dairy Queen is $24,546, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the job titles with high salaries at International Dairy Queen are Team Leader, Supervisor, Sales Associate, and Ice Cream Maker. A typical Team Leader salary at International Dairy Queen is $32,051. Some of the other roles at International Dairy Queen are Fast Food Worker and Crew Member. A worker with the title Fast Food Worker at International Dairy Queen earns an average salary of $18,771 per year.

International Dairy Queen Careers

On average, employees at International Dairy Queen stay with the company for 1.9 years. Employees most commonly join International Dairy Queen after leaving McDonald's. When they leave International Dairy Queen, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment

International Dairy Queen

1.9 years
Sonic1.8 years
Wendy's1.8 years
Taco Bell1.8 years
Top Employers Before International Dairy Queen
Walmart14.4 %
Subway7.7 %
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Top Employers After International Dairy Queen
Walmart23.6 %
Subway6.8 %
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International Dairy Queen Competitors

Some of the competitors of International Dairy Queen are Sonic, Little Caesar Enterprises, and Krystal. Employees at Sonic earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $26,941. The salaries at Little Caesar Enterprises average $26,012 per year, and the salaries at Krystal come in at $25,859 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about International Dairy Queen

When was International Dairy Queen founded?

International Dairy Queen was founded in 1962.

How many Employees does International Dairy Queen have?

International Dairy Queen has 643 employees.

How much money does International Dairy Queen make?

International Dairy Queen generates $300.0M in revenue.

What industry is International Dairy Queen in?

International Dairy Queen is in the hotels, restaurants and leisure industry.

What is International Dairy Queen's mission?

International Dairy Queen's mission statement is "To create positive memories for all who touch DQ."

Who are International Dairy Queen's competitors?

International Dairy Queen competitors include Sonic, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts Northeast Distribution Center, Burger King, KFC Enterprises, Arby's, Hardee's Restaurants, Subway, Jack in the Box, Little Caesar Enterprises, Chick-fil-A, Braum's Ice Cream, Five Guys, Golden Corral, Zaxby's, Whataburger, Waffle House, Krystal, Steak 'n Shake.

Who works at International Dairy Queen?

Charles Mooty (CEO)

What is International Dairy Queen's website?

You can find the International Dairy Queen website at

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