Snyder's-Lance

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Snyder's-Lance Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
65 Reviews
2.5
65 Reviews
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Carl E. Lee
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Independence somewhat, work alone, meet great people, sheltered from weather mostly, great products, relaxed clothing policy, hire mostly good people (in 3 reviews)

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


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

  • Was a much better place to work before the merger (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, great co-workers, friendly environment

    Cons

    Tight deadlines and operate in Continuous project mode

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Top notch company! Glad to have been...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    part of a great organization. Helpful in regards to assisting you in building up your sales territory

    Cons

    Merged with Snyder's now you are required to purchase a route.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment for the moment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great job if you are the right person for that job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, pay was competitive, friendly co-workers, new office, free snacks, flexible scheduling, low pressure

    Cons

    office was quiet and co-workers tended to keep to themselves. If you are social, this may not be the best place for you. Also, the work load was not that demanding which resulted in slow days. Not a lot of excitement throughout the day. Not that I require a marching band with dancing elephants to keep me satisfied at work, but a little effort to encourage cross function interaction could be a start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize the work environment by creating a tech-like feel workplace. Energy and Innovation could go a long way, even for a relatively boring product such as snack crackers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall satisfactory experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DSD Route Sales in Middletown, DE
    Former Employee - DSD Route Sales in Middletown, DE

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good DSD support. Warehousing provided at no cost. Good communication on upcoming promotions and product changes/additions. Supplies furnished at no cost.

    Cons

    Store Level DSD Support Lacking. IT could have a better attitude and better reliability. To much information sent down the chain when it did not involve DSD' needs or situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good leadership, changing environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance

    Pros

    Highly visible throughout the organization. You really get to work collaboratively with numerous departments.

    Cons

    Culture changes within the organization. The "family feel" disappeared over night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at talent within the company before it is gone.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a very positive experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance

    Pros

    Leadership was a progessive and forward thinking group. There was an entreprenueral flavor from senior managment that filtered throughout the organization. They are always in merger/acquisition mode.

    Cons

    The flip side of being in acquistion mode is that while from the corporate stand point the organization gets stronger, in many cases, good individuals lose their positions. Many talented and outstanding individuals had their positions eliminated even though the organization itself got larger and stronger after a major merger. It is not as comfortable going in to work, and you don't perform at your best when you aren't sure if your position will be the next to be eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think if there are going to be position eliminations due to a merger or acquisition, it would probably be better to have the announcements of those eliminations all at one time instead of having several different announcements 2 to 3 weeks apart from each other. It's asking a lot of employees to continue going about business as usual and focus on doing their best when they don't know if they're going to still be an employee by the end of the day or not.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    a job for someone seeking a challenge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance

    Pros

    independence.i am free to chose my own destiny.if you are disiplined enough to do your job,no one bothers you.really not a bad job,just doesn't pay enough.

    Cons

    no communication on up coming promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great corporate work environment with lots of potential, ruined by lack of integrity in senior leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance

    Pros

    Snyder's Lance has a very unique, positive corporate environment where you have great opportunitiies to grow, absorb and gain an up-close perspective of the company. There are great perks to the office environment and regardless of heavy workload - the overall sentiment of the workplace remains very positive and relatively stress-free. Your smartest approach is to leverage this company to gain knowledge and use that experience elsewhere for a true career path.

    Cons

    While you may enjoy learning and enjoying the positive enviornment, the opportunity for promotion, based on job responsibilities are few and far between. Be prepared to do more than your share of the work and gain valuable knowledge, but not be compensated or given an appropriate title & position to reflect your efforts. Leaders make promises they do not keep and ultimately loose the trust of the employees that work hard for them everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a true effort to maintain integrity when communicating with employees. Be very clear and direct with company decisions and learn to adequately compensate and promote employees based on contribution.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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