Schwan's
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www.theschwanfoodcompany.com Marshall, MN 5000+ Employees

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Overworked, Under Paid. Burnt Territories Abound

CSM (Former Employee)
Rockford, IL

Pros1. They hire frequently
2. Commission to be had by all who earn it
3. Good group of personable characters working there

Cons1. Weekly shifts in product focus.
2. Management not familiar with local demographics
3. 60-75 hour work weeks. The salary is a joke if your depot does not hit its sales metrics
4. Working every weekend if depot is tanking
5. Frequently peel off Builder customers to replace with lost customers on actual routes
6. Local ordinances preventing you from legally selling in all markets
7. It's D-2-D, not B-2-B.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe rotating news at the door promos are a joke. Who wants or would even consider buying items that are out of season? It's one thing to release a new product and have it be pushed to gauge it's reception and plausible life cycle, it's entirely another to REQUIRE it to be sold in set quantities. Due to this requirement, all CSMs lean on legacy customers to buy additional to make up for all the shortfall.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very rough place..

    Senior Material Handler (Former Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

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


    Pros: Good place to get networking going on and meet new… Cons: Very rough hours seeing around 14 as a csr and if you work nights like I did I enjoyed it but got hurt and then… Advice to Senior Management: Treat others with respect and attempt to put flex routes… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    A private company that claims to have family values

    Accounts Receivable Representative (Former Employee)
    Marshall, MN

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


    Pros: There are some great people that work at Schwan's. Cons: Claim to want to keep the best people, yet seem to go outside for most hires that they make. Large amount of middle age middle manager's… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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