Schwan's Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Dimitrios Smyrnios
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Pros
  • My route had great customers, not all routes are that lucky (in 16 reviews)

  • My work-life balance is very good (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Very long hours (some days may be 12hrs (in 63 reviews)

  • It takes every bit of 12 - 14 hours to get over the bottom of the line commision hump (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Rsr

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people you work with

    Cons

    Long hours law base oay

    Advice to Management

    Good


  2. Helpful (1)

    Opportunities to grow and learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Schwan's is a great company to work for in terms of opportunity. Its a mid-size company with a small company feel - meaning if you ask for opportunities to learn and grow, they give it to you. I've been with the company for 9 years and have been promoted 4 times and have had 2 lateral moves. Each position has been a developmental experience for me that I don't think I would have gotten anywhere else. I've even been able to change careers and it was the best decision I ever made!

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best comparable to other companies, so do some research on what the company offers and negotiate.


  3. Finance Role

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshall, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshall, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to contribute are available for those wishing to excel Management is open to new ideas as the business right-sizes itself New external perspectives are breaking down the old culture of how things were done Management's laser focus of business objectives and priorities Truly an open door environment where anyone is able to speak to leadership without restriction

    Cons

    Some resistance to change by long-time employees Management decisions that aren't communicated or explained Some silo's amongst the BU's, though leadership is aggressively trying to dismantle them Small town USA - about 2 hours from big city restaurants / professional sports / shopping

    Advice to Management

    Keep your foot on the gas !!!


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  5. Area Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to run your business. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Micro managed. No forward career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Allow growth from within the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good results outlook under new leadership. Building a great new culture.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult. Long hours are the norm. Everyone is experiencing a lot of change as we work through our turnaround.


  7. Good Poople!

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people work at Schwans.

    Cons

    Almost all IT works in Marshall, making communication and inclusion difficult.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Schwan's part-time

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible work schedule. Great depot that I work with. Pretty much work independently at all of the stores that I go into.

    Cons

    The company seems to worry more about their profit than their merchandisers. Hours are usually pretty much guaranteed but if they cut our hours because sales are lower it's hard to sometimes rely on the income.

    Advice to Management

    All of your employees rely on your company to make money. Whether it's part-time or full-time. We work hard for you during the good times and we shouldn't have to suffer lost hours during the slow times in the name of profit.


  9. Great Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Leadership is starting to get better and focusing more on employee's.

    Cons

    Hours are still long, pay is not too competitive with the hours you work. Not too many opportunities to advance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good when the economy is good

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products made it easy to give great service. 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ongoing sales, service and safety training.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, but that's sales. Automated routing system does not work/make logical sense, which would regularly affect your sales/service metrics which would affect your compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with reality by performing regularly scheduled ride alongs. Listen to your sales force, they know thier customers better than anyone.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Rsr

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    Current Employee - RSR
    Current Employee - RSR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay Meet a lot of different people A different day every day It's so easy a Caveman can do it Paid holidays

    Cons

    Loooooooong hours. Between 10-14 a day. If you come in before 7 they look at you strange and ask why you're so early. Even if you finish you're route. You should be out building.



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