Schwan's

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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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    Same Old Stuff

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Schwan's


    Pros: People are good, hard working. Lots of new people;… Cons: Lack of clear career progression. Bonus criteria changes and has not been paid out in nearly 4… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    A family of really smart people....

    Director (Current Employee) Marshall, MN

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time for 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… Cons: Only downside is that it is a privately held company that adheres to public company practices. While I certainly care about quarterly and… Advice to Senior Management: Find a way to reinvigorate the family atmosphere at the depots. They are the backbone to the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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