Schwan's Interview Questions

Updated Mar 8, 2015
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    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Schwan's (Eagan, MN) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Interview with their depot managers. Very friendly and helpful explaining their needs and the roll of the job for the company. Their hiring managers are very positive and take a lot of pride in the company. They are interested in bringing in positive, team oriented individuals that are self motivated and driven. A great work environment from what I could see from my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly your background and your experience selling products etc. They are interested in your goals and interests. Many of the questions center around your motivation and your personal drive to be self directed and motivated.   Answer Question
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    District Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Schwan's (Dallas, TX) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I was first contacted by a Sr. Recruiter on the phone. That conversation lasted about 45 minutes, then was followed up by another phone interview. Following that, I went through a face-to-face interview with an HR manager at a Regional office, then a face-to-face interview with the Regional VP of the area. All interviews were a great experience. I was happy to see the type of qualities they were looking for like "Leadership qualities" instead of "Management capabilities".

    That being said, I didn't get the job... but the experience was extremely pleasant. It inspired me to become a Schwan's customer.

    Interview Questions

    • I was not surprised by any questions really... It felt more like a conversation between professionals than an interview in every case. One question was "can you describe some of your leadership philosophies?"   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Schwan's.

    Interview

    I applied online and took 3+ weeks to get a phone interview email.
    The phone interview was mainly about behavior questions and experiences that I had.

    Interview Questions

    • Could you tell me one of tasks which was beyond your exceptions?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Schwan's in December 2013.

    Interview

    You are brought into the office. You meet with the hiring director and then two co-workers. They as you normal interview questions about your experiences. You get a chance to get a feel for the team and see how you might fit. They are very strict on where you went to school if you don't have the experience.

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Schwan's.

    Interview

    I was asked for a step one phone interview with Schwan's in October 2013. The interview lasted for about 45 minutes and seemed to be more of a "we're trying to get to know you to bring you in." The interviewer was a recruiter based out of the Twin Cities for a job in Marshall, MN. While I initially thought that this was odd, it made sense that an "outside" interview would be necessary for an onsite interview for an HR position. The recruiter was friendly and answered many of my questions about the position and was very upfront about the needs and requirements of the job I was interviewing for.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you often deliver bad news and if so, how?   1 Answer
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    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Schwan's (Mount Pleasant, MI) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Interview seemed to go very well lasted 2 hours with the depot manager in Mt. Pleasant MI. left with good feeling at the time pretty standard interview nothing very difficult to answer. The only negative was the depot manager kept trying to get us to come back as customers and knew our purchasing history from Schwans.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did we leave Schwans as customers?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Schwan's.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview back in December was contacted by them again in Feb.

    Interview Questions

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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clare, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Schwan's (Clare, MI) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online received call within 24 hours to set up interview 24 hours latter so called interview was setup No position offered because as he stated I was not a good fit but would be a great customer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you drop Schwan's   1 Answer
    • Q:Would I come back as a customer if they offered employment   1 Answer
    • Q: Did I feel that I could be a good fit for this position   1 Answer
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    CSM Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Schwan's (Memphis, TN) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Ok people, the Third interview which consisted of a 12-14hr day with one of the drivers at the company.
    We went all the way out to Grand Junction,TN in which we drove an hour before we got there!! Hold up! From my professional point of view, why would a company send a person who was trying to decide if they wanted to work for them, all the way outside of there city to a place they've never seen before first of all! They never said that routes would be outside of the city second of all. The driver was very professional and friendly and we had a great time, But why would the company send a person out that far for that many hours to make a decision that could've been made in the first 4 hrs. The driver paid for my meals and all so it was nice, But the Manager didn't offer many any money for food and no pay for the day in which turned out to be a total waste of time. I enjoyed talking to the people in Grand Junction, TN they were very friendly people, but the fact is, the company is not going to give you a route that easy, its going to be two times more difficult! We left the Depot at 9:30am and returned at almost 9:00pm, the Mgr told me that he would be there when we got back and he wasn't. All this was Yesterday on Valentine's Day, today, I've received no calls from the Mgr what so ever, and still I have been told about the pay yet. So to Confirm about this company everyone, all the negative reviews that have been posted about this company from the past are all and still true and now up to date. The people are great, but the company is not, so my interview experience will be positive and easy, but your experience with the company will be negative and very difficult. It would be a total waste fo time working for Schwan's.

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    Customer Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Schwan's (Rocklin, CA) in December 2010.

    Interview

    I met with the hiring manager on December 17, 2010 and it appeared to go quite well. I was told by the HM that a decision would not be made until after the holidays as he would be out for holidays. I followed up with a thank you letter, thanking him for taking the time to interview me.
    Unfortunately, I have not heard from him or any response since the interview.
    I can understand no response if I just sent an application, however they called me for an interview. It would be nice and professional of them to respond one way or another.

    Interview Questions

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