I applied online and interviewed at Schwan's.
Interview Details – the process was very organization on the plant end but not the corporate recruiter's end. The recruiter had no clue about how the business was ran or the business needs.
Interview Question – Working with groups View Answer
Negotiation Details – very easy
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Schwan's in January 2013.
Interview Details – Fairly straightforward interview, but there is an extensive background and DMV check, so be prepared to wait several weeks for confirmation.
Interview Question – Nothing tricky from my manager, but it depends on your (potential) boss. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Strictly a commission job, so there is no negotiation as to salary
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Schwan's in September 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 Question – 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.
Very Easy Interview
The process took 2 months - interviewed at Schwan's in June 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online as required, and received a phone call from the LGM 2 days later asking a few basic questions, ales experience, work experience, etc....was informed that a background check was needed for all employees. After the background check (took over 32 days), I never heard a word from the company. I always had to initiate any correspondence from the company.I had called numerous times only getting a Marshal,MN is still waiting for info on check. (I had another job at this point) I met with the mgr. and was setup with a current RSM and taken on a courtesy ride along. Then was hired.
Interview Question – Have I ever been in a sales position before View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation the job pays what it pays.
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Schwan's in May 2012.
Interview Details – The first time I contacted the HR manager about the sales position he wanted to know a little more about my experience over the phone. I gave him some general information that would allow me to present in a in-person interview. I simply said I worked here and here and have done some specific tasks related to this job.
Interview Question – What techniques would you use to increase your sales volume? Answer Question
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I made sure to put myself in the mindset that I am determining if this job/career is what I'm looking for instead of begging for a job. If you sit down and show general interest in the position by asking questions about the company or the job I feel that you are in a better negotiation position than you can ever be. If you need the job more than life, chances are, you will get undercut for pay and benefits.
I would highly suggest changing your mindset. Interview the company to see if they are a good fit for you rather than go the the interview to beg for a job. (regardless if you need it that badly) This will put you in the position to walk if the position does not meet your criteria and perhaps will cause the interviewer to take a second look at their offer.
The process took a day - interviewed at Schwan's in February 2011.
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Ok people, the Third interview which consisted of a 12-14hr day with one of the drivers at the company.
We went all the way out to Grand Junction,TN in which we drove an hour before we got there!! Hold up! From my professional point of view, why would a company send a person who was trying to decide if they wanted to work for them, all the way outside of there city to a place they've never seen before first of all! They never said that routes would be outside of the city second of all. The driver was very professional and friendly and we had a great time, But why would the company send a person out that far for that many hours to make a decision that could've been made in the first 4 hrs. The driver paid for my meals and all so it was nice, But the Manager didn't offer many any money for food and no pay for the day in which turned out to be a total waste of time. I enjoyed talking to the people in Grand Junction, TN they were very friendly people, but the fact is, the company is not going to give you a route that easy, its going to be two times more difficult! We left the Depot at 9:30am and returned at almost 9:00pm, the Mgr told me that he would be there when we got back and he wasn't. All this was Yesterday on Valentine's Day, today, I've received no calls from the Mgr what so ever, and still I have been told about the pay yet. So to Confirm about this company everyone, all the negative reviews that have been posted about this company from the past are all and still true and now up to date. The people are great, but the company is not, so my interview experience will be positive and easy, but your experience with the company will be negative and very difficult. It would be a total waste fo time working for Schwan's.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Schwan's in January 2011.
Interview Details –
I met with the hiring manager on December 17, 2010 and it appeared to go quite well. I was told by the HM that a decision would not be made until after the holidays as he would be out for holidays. I followed up with a thank you letter, thanking him for taking the time to interview me.
Unfortunately, I have not heard from him or any response since the interview.
I can understand no response if I just sent an application, however they called me for an interview. It would be nice and professional of them to respond one way or another.
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Schwan's in September 2010.
Interview Details – The hiring process began with a phone interview with the position's recruiter. I then had to go back 3 separate time for both group and 1:1 interviews, which was annoying. Professional work culture in a very nice suburban office setting. I met with the people who would become my co-workers along with the department's management and Vice President.
Interview Question – Please provide an example where you had to solve a difficult problem. How did you handle it? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate but looking back I wish I would have at least tried to get a higher salary.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Schwan's in June 2010.
Interview Details –
The depot manager will ask you bs questions, fill you with hopefull thoughts and sit you high and pretty.
If he likes you, you get to ride with someone for a day, 14hr day, usually the pretty boy that runs the numbers. Then it's off to a drug test and dexterity test. Wait for everything to clear and your hired.
Negotiation Details – no negotiations, set salary
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Pros: “40% discount on food (though 20% is thru website) Sampling (Get to sample out food and make dinner for your drivers)” – Full Review
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