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Marketing

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Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  Bloomington, MN
Former Employee - Marketing Director in Bloomington, MN

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

Pros

Small, family style environment
Entrepreneurial
Flat structure allows visibility to upper management
Strong performance allows one to take on more responsibility

Cons

Inconsistent execution of personnel / career development
Funding limited for key resources which can limit capabilities

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A better understanding of investment needed to commercialize truly innovative new brands and the timeline for return on investment. Better integration of purchasing to leverage relationships and drive innovation at all levels.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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