Schwan's Interview Questions

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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    Senior Financial Customer Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First there was a phone interview with human resources. Then I had one face-to-face interview with my soon to be boss. It was a situational interview. I was very lucky and they called me on the way home from the interview to offer me the job. I accepted the job the next day and was working in the office three weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Territory Sales Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Schwan's in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Will first be screened by recruiter, then formal interview with district sales leader and followed by regional v.p. after you get hired, they do a background check as well as a drug/ dot test to make sure your fit to drive their trucks.

    Interview Questions
    • Your going to work 60 hours a week plus, you'll be expected to be on the truck 2 to 3 days a week at a minimum working with your people and that's if your staffed. You'll be expected to run the routes yourself if your not and theirs no help available from neighboring depots all along while managing 6 to 15 other route sales people along with your warehouse crew, maintaining safety, maintaining dot compliance, depot training and etc..... Tell me what a normal work week is for you and a time where you had to multi task projects and what the outcome was?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glendale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Schwan's in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is a little drawn out compared to others. You have a total of four different interviews before they will get to an offer letter. The only thing that they stress to you in the process is that this position requires a lot of hours (12-13) per day. You have no say in where you would eventually be (geographically) if you are given a route. They did not inform me that they have NO PAID HOLIDAYS until after I had already participated in a 12 hour ride along and was on my second interview. They make it appear that the pay will be good until you actually start to hear from the route person that you ride with gives you the real story.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not worth it when you factor in the amount of hours versus the pay-it is almost like only making minimum wage with no overtime pay.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Odessa, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Odessa, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Schwan's in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Schwans was a good place to work at. A great job to make new friends. A physical was necessary. Interview process was very fair. It was a great job to help you stay in shape.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was very fair. Never be afraid to negotiate your salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    RSR-Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ottumwa, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottumwa, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Schwan's in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring was easy, but long. I applied online & got a phone interview the next day. A face-to-face interview followed a few days later, as well as a job shadow (spending part of a day with a current RSR on his route to see what the job is like). The actual job offer didn't come for almost two months, and was contingent upon passing both a DOT physical and an occupational health physical, plus the mandatory drug screen, background check, etc.

    By the way, I don't live in Ottumwa, but I don't want to disclose where I do actually live & work for Schwan's.

    Interview Questions
    • "How much money do you want to make?"

      I told him.

      He said "Guys make that here."

      Five years later, I still make 30% less than I made at my old job.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. It is what it is.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Schwan's.

    Interview Details

    Applied through internships.com. Contacted by HR in about two days. Set up phone interview, she asked typical behavioral questions. It lasted about 10-15 minutes at most. She sent me over to regional manager. He called and we set up a face-to-face interview in Richardson. The interview with him was very laid back, he may have asked one or two behavioral based questions, and the rest was more like a conversation. He called in about a week stating I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical behavioral interview questions. Nothing out of left field.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Being an intern there really was no negotiation, it was pretty much set in stone at $15/hr.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Schwans RSR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Not difficult, just makes sure your able to interact well enough with people to sell them a great product. You do have to do a ride day without pay to see if its for you and after that you'll know.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Schwan's in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screening w/ recruiter, Phone Interview w/ Mfg Mgr., In person interview with Mfg Mgr, Maint. Mgr, QUality Mgr, and Production Supervisor.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Typical Questions. Run through your resume, speak of previous experience and companies, also asked to communicate what could I bring to the table.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    willing to negotiate a little on the compensation side and also on the vacation amount
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Schwan's in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Friendly, not thorough at all. Easy to get the job because of the turnaround. The talking interview lasted a total of about 5 minutes. I think they just wanted to take anyone who didn't have scars on their face. It was very easy to pass the interview and move on to the drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your weaknesses? Simple interview.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Mh III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dansville, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dansville, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Schwan's.

    Interview Details

    When I interviewed I didn't even meet the TSL, (Manager) until the third year of employment. Simple and painless.

    Negotiation Details
    Run as fast as you can when they call!!!
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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