Schwan's Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview Questions

Updated Feb 12, 2015
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Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
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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    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Schwan's (Glendale, AZ) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
    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
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    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Twin Falls, ID
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Schwan's (Twin Falls, ID) in July 2012.

    Interview

    It was pretty simple, there was an ad for drivers on an employment website, I submitted the application and was contacted a few days later. It was a standard interview with a required ridealong on the following day.

    Interview Questions

    • They want you to know about the history of the Schwan company.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. They make you an offer and you take it or leave it.

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    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Odessa, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Schwan's (Odessa, TX) in August 2010.

    Interview

    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

    • What I thought about working outside?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Salary was very fair. Never be afraid to negotiate your salary.

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    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellows Falls, VT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Schwan's (Bellows Falls, VT) in April 2009.

    Interview

    Fairly straightforward interview, but there is an extensive background and DMV check, so be prepared to wait several weeks for confirmation.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing tricky from my manager, but it depends on your (potential) boss.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Strictly a commission job, so there is no negotiation as to salary

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    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Schwan's in April 2012.

    Interview

    After applying online I was contaced by a Depot Sales mgr and by Human Resources. Set the one on one interview for the next day. The initial inerview lasted roughly 30 min. The inerview was focused on mainly sales experience and how much "drive" I had to sell. Focused alot on customer service and developing relationships with customers. After the interview, which went well, I was invited to a spend the next day with a route driver to complete the second part of the interview process. Showed up at 8 A.M. the next day, to meet my ride along guy, who was not aware I was working with him that day, and finally after almost 15 hours and well over 100 stops, left the depot at 11 P.M. The man I worked with all day and evening was a super guy. Before leaving for the night, I also had a short meeting with the Sales Mgr to follow up on what I thought and of what they thought of me during the ride along. They liked what they saw in me and I was offered a base line position at this time and was asked if I was willing to come back in for a final inerview and start the training process. I was so tired and in complete awe of what I had experienced that I said I would get back to them in 2 days after speaking with my wife.

    Interview Questions

    • Would I be willing to work 50 - 60 hours per week?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Wow, where to start ? Ungodly hours, low pay for the amount of time, energy and responsiblity. They say they want sales people but really, it's order taking because you don't have the time to spend developing a customer to their full potential. It's a turn and burn policy in my opinion. I stayed the whole route but should've left the vehicle after 4 - 6 hours, what a disappointment. I could go on and on, I don't know why anyone would accept an offer from them after spending one day on a "route". I have serious safety concerns about the amount and type of driving required to fulfill this job.

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