Snyder's-Lance Reviews

Updated August 8, 2015
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Pros
  • Great corporate culture, independent business owner, , great products, organized (in 3 reviews)

  • Since the merger, all they care about is stock price (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Nepotism in many pockets post merger (in 7 reviews)

  • Merged with Snyder's now you are required to purchase a route (in 7 reviews)

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  1. District Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time

    Pros

    Salary was fair, car privileges were generous.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was horrible. Managers are expected to run open routes continuously while still responsible for their regular duties.

    Advice to Management

    More realistic expectations.


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    District Manager

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great brand. I stand behind the product.

    Cons

    company is reactive not proactive. Puts out fires as they come up. No clear goals or Direction the company is going or communicated from its leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Like to hold District Managers accountable for more than they are able to control. Independent operators sign a contract and companies leaders look for loopholes to force them to do more.


  3. packer and inspector

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it is a nice work environment

    Cons

    it is a lot of drama that goes on

    Advice to Management

    place people who are friends in a different position


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  5. District Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Tifton, GA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Tifton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary and reasonable Benefits

    Cons

    Lack.of care for Employees. Strategically removing older veterans from the Original Lance company through any means available and for little or no reason. They will buy you off with a Exit package if need be just to get rid of Legacy Lance Employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit practicing such blatant Snyders Legacy cronyism. And blatant dismissal of Lance Legacy Managers and other Employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Poor management and no appreciation for employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good for the job

    Cons

    Horrible management, not family oriented, too many meetings, demand you to work over when your shift is almost up or make a mandatory weekend on Friday when it's near time to clock out. Always last minutes changes and no care in the world if you have a family or arrangements. No leadership whatsoever. Would not hire the temps in to help with the scheduling. During the summer especially, there are 7 day work weeks with 12 hours shifts throughout. Then winter comes and you're down to 3 days a week. They do not seem to appreciate or value their employees. No plant manager, technically yes, but he works out of Indiana at another plant and we rarely saw him to address issues. Except for 2-3 team leaders, the rest are horrible at managing a team. There have been layoffs recently and a lot of downsizing, and it is NO surprise!


  7. Management needs improvement

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    Former Contractor - IBO in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - IBO in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to make sales and build great business relationships equals great $$

    Cons

    Management doesn't understand the difference between an IBO and an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through and realize the IBO is an important part to Snyders-lance


  8. Helpful (2)

    No Respect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with. Good teamwork

    Cons

    Need new management. They want respect from employees,but employees get no respect from them..Way to many overtime hours..Can't schedule vacation days that you want..Supervisors treat employees terrible. Was a much better place to work before the merger..

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with RESPECT!!! Be willing to listen to your employees about bad management, especially supervisors in the company..Hire more people,working to many hours !!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great people, horrible leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people who work here are great. Ballantyne is also a nice area to work in.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, leadership is horrible at this company. There are no career tracks or goals for a "next step." You do get to learn a lot about the CPG world as you will have to wear many hats because this company is run so lean. There is no communication from management or even within teams. I would not suggest working here if you are trying to find a company in which to advance within. Most people end up leaving because they do not promote from within and pay is notoriously low. Leadership is also extremely political and known "issues" are often swept under the rug by HR and Sr. Management.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves


  10. Helpful (3)

    S-L Provides Little to No Training/Support to New IBO's

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    Current Employee - IBO in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - IBO in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you purchase a route you are essentially buying a stream of income - which is fine.

    Cons

    The training and especially the support is a joke. After spending six figures on a route you would think they would train you in a professional manner and answer all your questions when you are new, that is not the case at S-L.

    Advice to Management

    Train your new IBO's properly. Instead of having them ride with the IBO that is selling the route, combine that experience with high level training commensurate with the amount of money paid by new IBO's.


  11. Materials Manager

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    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lack of positive culture. Management not in touch with current environment

    Cons

    Good Product. Very Marketable in a strong market

    Advice to Management

    Stop top down management style



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