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Snyder's-Lance Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014

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2.7 55 reviews

36% Approve of the CEO

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Carl E. Lee

(14 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • When you purchase a route you are essentially buying a stream of income - which is fine (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • A living with no benefits at all (in 3 reviews)

  • The paperwork on buying the routes says they will provide someone to run your route for a charge for you to take a vacation (in 6 reviews)

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    No Respect

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are great to work with. Good teamwork

    ConsNeed 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 Senior ManagementTreat 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 !!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, horrible leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsUnfortunately, 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 Senior ManagementFire yourselves

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    IBO (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementTrain 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Materials Manager

    Materials Manager (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

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

    ConsGood Product. Very Marketable in a strong market

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop top down management style

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Went from wonderful to horrible

    Whipping Boy (Current Employee)

    ProsSnyder's of Hanover was a very good company that had much going for it. Since the merger, all they care about is stock price. Which, all the SR. executives have a stake. So, the idea of empowering employees has gone by the wayside. Now, even with SOH executives, the only concern is how hard we can make our people work so we can get ours... Not very transparent. Sorry, this was supposed to be pros'.

    ConsLeadership is not existent. "just do it" is not leadership. Too many "yes" men. Leadership really does not care about the people. Who goes to an outside agency to create your company values and then says, "here they are, live em". Company is prime to be sold as current leadership is incapable of understanding true leadership and how to get results.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your values to - Could careless about employees, stab your friends in the back, employees are pawns, show me the money etc.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Workforce is thin and everyone is stressed to the max, those who want work-life balance get worked out...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have personally learned a lot working here because you have to wear 10 hats as they keep staff lean. Training was actually excellent for my dept.

    ConsThe nicest people keep getting quietly let go or forced out which makes for BAD morale. Workloads are unbearable and stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the people you've invested in. Educate public on major packaging changes like Lance- people don't recognize it.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Leadership post merger

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsSnacks category is growing significantly.....lots of room for continued growth. Several brands are segment leaders.

    ConsSerious lack of leadership by senior leaders. Very poor communication to employees led to horrible moral. Top performers quickly left after a year into new S-L launch. There is no infrastructure for development or career-tracking....very much still operating as 2 different companies...

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a clear vision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disorganized

    Team Leader (Current Employee) Columbus, GA

    ProsWill take inexperienced personnel
    Well known brand within industry
    Potential for growth

    ConsUnpredictable hours, lower than industry standard pay, poor management (site specific)

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in new equipment and develop standardized training plans to be utilized across all sites

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad idea

    Route Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsYou owned your own business and could take off when you wanted as long as your route got done.

    ConsThe inventory method they used is crazy. You pay for stuff even if you don't sell it that week, no chance of selling back overstock. So some weeks you made no money.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat the route sales guys like part of company and not part of the problem.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Potential for greatness was lost post merger

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsPeople from Lance were great to work with.
    Charlotte is a great place to live

    ConsSnyder's management and personnel. Lost focus, trying to do too many things still and nothing is being done well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDave Singer has disappeared and let the company go down hill since the merger. He was on the path to creating a great company but now since the merger it has been downhill and the people are frustrated and unhappy. It used to be a place where your opinion mattered, now it is a place where your opinion is given to you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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