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Schwan's Route Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Schwan's in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online, called in 2 days to setup interview. Interview was generally questions about sales experience and how to handle difficult situations. Was told if considered would do a day long ride along on my own expense to determine if I would like the job. After the ride along, I was asked to if I wanted the job, and did a drug screen and DOT physical. After that HIRERIGHT started my background check.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle not being home or spending time that you would be required too otherwise.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Job offer was set in stone and offered at $115.00 per day during training. Commission wouldn't be offered until after the MGR felt I was ready to task the job as a full salesman. Usually 6 weeks is what I was told.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Easy, be yourself, don't lie or hide any information. One on one interview, then a phone interview with a higher up in the company, after that you are required to complete a drug test. After you pass everything Schwan's will train you for the job, typically takes 6 weeks complete but you are paid training pay.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  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+ weeksinterviewed 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 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Schwan's.

    Interview Details

    Few interviews there the usual interview questions. You have to have an ambitious out going personality and be able to sell and talk to people.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation salary is the same for everyone and commission is on you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lowell, AR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lowell, AR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Schwan's in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is very lengthy you have to go on a 12 hour ride along then you interview two more times they build a very good picture but the reality is you will never get to where you are promised financially The training you receive is a joke I was thrown a wallet with about 2.40 in dimes nickels and pennies and told go run this route i lost Alot of sales due to no change

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there is no negotiation this is it
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Why did we leave Schwans as customers?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Sales Representative, Schwans Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Twin Falls, ID
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Twin Falls, ID
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wichita Falls, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wichita Falls, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Schwan's in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial application must be made online. All preliminary hiring decisions are made through the HR office, calling the local depot to speak with a manager will not be effective, nor will you be able to access HR through outside means. If selected, an initial interview will be given by the manager of the depot that you applied for. After this, a packet will be given to obtain a DOT mandated physical exam and urinalysis. In a couple of weeks, a ride along day will be scheduled in which you will tail an RSR for an entire day observing the work process. A final interview will then be scheduled. About a week after that, final HR approval will be sent down and you will start training.

    Interview Questions
    • Expect the obvious, such as previous sales experience, experience working on commission, etc. One the questions that surprised me was regarding family life. This position requires a minimum of 60 hours a week, and many routes require staying out of town overnight. This puts an enormous strain on the family, and questions during the interview will deal with this.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    For this position nothing is negotiable. Basic pay and commission levels are the same, no matter how much experience or time in.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Schwan's in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was short and sweet

    Interview Questions
    • Do you think you will be able to drive the truck?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No, pay is set
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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