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Schwan's

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Schwan's full-time for more than a year

Pros

Steady work,decent pay,little education needed.

Cons

Long hours,working and driving through all types of weather conditions

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Overworked, Under Paid. Burnt Territories Abound

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    Former Employee - CSM  in  Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - CSM in Rockford, IL

    I worked at Schwan's full-time for more than a 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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    Same Old Stuff

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    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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