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Schwan's Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans
Glendale, AZ

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. A long personality test.   Answer Question

Reason 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.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans
Odessa, TX

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 Question – What I thought about working outside?   View Answer

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


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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


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans
Bellows Falls, VT

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Schwan's in April 2009.

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

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

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


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans
Twin Falls, ID

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Schwan's in July 2012.

Interview Details – 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 Question – They want you to know about the history of the Schwan company.   View Answer

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


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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

Route Sales Representative, Schwans

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Schwan's in April 2012.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Would I be willing to work 50 - 60 hours per week?   View Answer

Reason 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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