Schwan's

  www.theschwanfoodcompany.com
  www.theschwanfoodcompany.com
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Micro Managed and Under Paid

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  • Senior Management
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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

323 Other Employee Reviews for Schwan's (View Most Recent)

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    You will earn your pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schwan's full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Base pay. Bonus opportunity is fantastic if you are able to achieve it.

    Cons

    Hours, hours, hours. 80 hours per week is very common. Micro managing from District level.

  2.  

    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 (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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