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frustrating

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
Current Employee - Route Sales Representative

I have been working at Schwan's full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

You have the opportunity to build your route so that you can have a good income. Not locked into an hourly rate where someone else tells you what you're worth. 40% discounts on Schwans food. Plus you get to meet lots of great people on routes!

Cons

Not nearly as much freedom as we had a few years ago. Upper management is micro-managing like crazy! Most of them have never run routes for Schwans and it shows! I understand that you have slackers for whom you have to hold their hands to get them through the day, but, this is nuts!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To those who came up with the "manifests" in Home Service and the people who approved them - get your heads out of your tech manuals and your rear-ends in the DRIVERS seat of a home service truck! Schwans needs to go through the "undercover boss" process immediately! You could do it internally and "save face."

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Okay, but not for everyone (including me!)

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice benefits, matching 401K after 1 year

    Cons

    About to begin 3rd or 4th commission structure (this one favoring the company, as EVERYONE will be getting less for doing the same amount of work / sales level) in just under 3 years. Upper management is all from outside the company (they seem to favor Coca-Cola and Frito-Lay), and don't seem to have interest in promotion from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jump on a truck once in a while and get a feel for what the drivers face everyday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice

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    Former Employee - RSR in Salisbury, NC
    Former Employee - RSR in Salisbury, NC

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

    Pros

    The People are great too

    Cons

    The Hours are awful too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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