Schwan's

www.theschwanfoodcompany.com
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A family of really smart people....

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Current Employee - Director in Marshall, MN
Current Employee - Director in Marshall, MN

I have been working at Schwan's full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Schwan's has drawn a lot of really smart people - this keeps me on my toes. This is a family company, despite the passing of Alfred and Marvin. Many of the principles of the founders still resonate today. I have been given many opportunities and look forward to more.

Cons

Only downside is that it is a privately held company that adheres to public company practices. While I certainly care about quarterly and yearly results, sometimes, the right decision is right. We need to be able to take advantage of doing the right thing because we can, not because the ROI is less than 2 years,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to reinvigorate the family atmosphere at the depots. They are the backbone to the process and we need to ensure they have the same sense of engagement as those in the office.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay Company but could use a better approach to human capital

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    Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Schwan's part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people that work in the plant

    Cons

    Lack of connection and understand with corporate office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask a great deal of questions...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micro Managed and Under Paid

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    Current Employee - Schwans RSR in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Schwans RSR in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Insurance but it's not that great.
    You do meet and make some great friends on your route.

    Cons

    As a RSR we can't manage our own routes do to company policies, yet they say "take care of your routes."
    Our trucks are always broken down forcing Saturday work schedules costing us sales and COMMISSION, but as a company they don't care and won't even listen to possible fixes or ideas from their guys and gals who knock doors every day.
    The call center is useless as they duplicate current customers as well as pull people off your route and assign them to the incorrect route costing you commission.
    Making 1% commission on everything sold until you sell 900.00 is a slap in the face.
    Dump the idiotic "at location metrics". Why drive across town to someone who has already called you saying they don't want service?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to a GOOD base pay like a 2 years ago.
    Quit micro managing our routes and quit limiting your RSR's resources.
    Buy new HHC that can handle the new software.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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