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Schwan's Consumer Brands Sales Rep

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Current Employee - Customer Sales Representative
Current Employee - Customer Sales Representative

I have been working at Schwan's full-time (more than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Independence, paid car usage, reasonably good commissions, decent benefits

Cons

Long hours, minimal effort to address work-life balance, lack of strategic planning, terrible internal communication, definite lack of advancement opportunity.

Advice to Management

Better communication is needed at all levels.
A clear strategic plan to guide the company for more than the next quarter would help.
Some sort of plan for career advancement is needed (and sorely lacking.)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Opportunity for financial gain is limited

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Lima, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Lima, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The chance to meet and share stories with hundreds of people on a weekly basis

    Cons

    The extremely long hours necessary to perform the job are not properly compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Allow drivers more to adjust schedule to enhance financial gain.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Regional Sales Force Unhappy

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I worked at Schwan's full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Company car or car allowance
    Good benefits
    Good bonuses

    Cons

    Management unfocused
    Customer's unhappy with Corporate policies (distributors do not like Schwans)
    Salaries not as high as competitors in industry

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a few new products a year and market them correctly before you roll out. Too many products rolled out unsuccessfully over the years.

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