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Friends Don't Let Friends Work for Schwans

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Former Employee - Manager in Marshall, MN
Former Employee - Manager in Marshall, MN

I worked at Schwan's full-time (more than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Discount on food
Community improvements funded in part by Schwans.
Schwans University
Most staff level generally friendly and helpful. Many dedicated long term employees.

Cons

All that good Schwans University training doesn't do any good as senior management won't let you practice it!
Weak senior management.
Senior management lacks ethics.
Low pay.

Advice to Management

Getting rid of Lenny was good first step. Now get rid of the remaining FOLs (friends of Lenny)!

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    Endurance Test with Shadowy Future

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Glen Burnie, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Glen Burnie, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Front line of personal selling
    Customers become like family
    Products are high quality and tasty
    You're the boss when you're out there (mostly)

    Cons

    Long hours are expected
    Real family become like guests in your life
    Many variables are uncontrollable such as warehouse crews, managers, product availability
    Cookie cutter approach is preferred over true selling training
    Midwest Minnesota thinking is dominant in upper management thinking

    Advice to Management

    I was with your company for 10 years. It was bittersweet. Revisit your split routes and excellence routes to move away from becoming a dinosaur. Rotate your region banquets with the super national ones. Your drivers are the face of the company. No one outside of your bubble know we own Red Baron, Ms. Smith or Ming etc.

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    Very long hours,paycut in 2010

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    Former Employee - RSR-Route Sales Representative in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - RSR-Route Sales Representative in Kilgore, TX

    I worked at Schwan's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on food, basic pay, bonus for salesand new customers

    Cons

    Very long hours, pay transformation in 2012 from salary to sales based resultedinpay cuts and a 70% turnover rate among drivers

    Advice to Management

    Go back to Salary for RSR's

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