Schwan's

  www.theschwanfoodcompany.com
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Overworked, Under Paid. Burnt Territories Abound

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - CSM in Rockford, IL
Former Employee - CSM in Rockford, IL

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

Pros

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

Cons

1. 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 ManagementAdvice

The 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very rough place..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Material Handler in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Material Handler in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Good place to get networking going on and meet new people..

    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 later terminated due to being out of work and waiting on insurance to approve surgery but never did. Then was never paid... I do not advise working here unless you are desperate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat others with respect and attempt to put flex routes back in the system... imo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Same Old Stuff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schwan's

    Pros

    People are good, hard working. Lots of new people; good work life balance dependent on what department you work in.

    Cons

    Lack of clear career progression.
    Bonus criteria changes and has not been paid out in nearly 4 years.
    Leadership outside of Consumer Brands lacks focus on becoming a Branded company
    Lack of accountability at all levels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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