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Schwan's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2014

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Process Engineering Intern Interview

Process Engineering Intern

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

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


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Recruitment Administrative Interview

Recruitment Administrative

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Schwan's.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Do you often deliver bad news and if so, how?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

General Manager Interview

General Manager
Atlanta, GA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Schwan's in February 2009.

Interview Details – Corp enviroment, depending on the position, can be as many as 3 interviews or just come in the door and apply. hiring managers are normally pretty good with some details of the job, but leave some important things out.

Interview Question – Capital spending   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans
Mount Pleasant, MI

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Schwan's in March 2013.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Why did we leave Schwans as customers?   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

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

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

Interview Question – Whats your Dream job   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

CSM Interview

CSM
Memphis, TN

The process took a day - interviewed at Schwan's in February 2011.

Interview Details – 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.


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Service Manager Interview

Customer Service Manager
Rocklin, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Schwan's in December 2010.

Interview Details – 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


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Service Manager Interview

Customer Service Manager
Santa Rosa, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Schwan's in March 2010.

Interview Details – Received phone call for interview date of next day. Met with the GM. He was very open and honest with his expectations of very long hours (12+ per day). No Sick Pay, nearly no Holiday Pay. If you are sick you have to make it up on a Saturday, etc. He wanted to make sure everything was explained in order to find the right candidate for the job. I decided that I would not fit into this position as I have an active life outside of work. Two weeks vacation after one year can be taken in 1 week increments. 401k will match up to 5% after first year. Overall experience was positive because he was open and honest. They just need an employee that does not have a life outside of work.

Interview Question – What have you done for the last 15 years?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Manager Interview

Customer Service Manager
Longview, WA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Schwan's in October 2009.

Interview Details – The phone interview went well. I will have my 1 on 1 interview tomorrow. I have been researching the company. Not sure what to think. So many negative and positives. I believe I will play it by ear.

Interview Questions


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Route Representative Interview

Sales Route Representative

The process took a day - interviewed at Schwan's in July 2011.

Interview Details – First let me say this, I'm not sure if women apply for this job with Schwan's, but I did. I'll explain later. So
I applied online and got a call a day later by a human resource woman asking if I was available for a phone interview. So the recruiting lady called and asked me several questions to see if I would qualify for a 1:1. I took an assessment test online and a personality test as well and passed both. A couple days later, I got a call for a 1:1 interview in Ofallon, MO. I walked in and met the interviewer. We sat down and the only question he asked was what do I know about Schwan's, so I told him. First of all, I asked more questions than he did. The only thing he did was go through the day of a route sales person then asked if I had any questions. Now when I asked about women applying for this job is after he was done telling about the day, he kept dissuading me from even wanting to try the job by telling me that most of the "guys" there only make the minimum sales most days and that most of them have quit. Now I thought this was a bad sign, him putting down the job like that. But he wanted me to NOT want the job and I do tend to think it is because I'm a woman. I don't know if this company is discriminatory against women, but Ofallon seems to be. Anyway after the way he "conducted" the interview, I'm glad he didn't call for a an offer, however, If it was due to me being a woman and that was the only reason then this company should be looked into.

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