Schwan's Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Dimitrios Smyrnios
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Pros
  • My route had great customers, not all routes are that lucky (in 16 reviews)

  • My work-life balance is very good (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Very long hours (some days may be 12hrs (in 63 reviews)

  • It takes every bit of 12 - 14 hours to get over the bottom of the line commision hump (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Great company! A lot of history in this company and they are seriously getting better! Entrepreneurial spirit needed!

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in West Frankfort, IL
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in West Frankfort, IL

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge commission possibilities. Weekly pay. Good benefits and vacation/holiday pay. Decent upward mobility. Like owning your own business without the hassles.

    Cons

    Two things, the equipment and an aging fleet of trucks. But I'm pretty positive and I know things will get better!

    Advice to Management

    Please work on improving communication. A knowledgeable sales staff will greatly help reps in all aspects of the job. Get your sales people to know their numbers and where they can improve.


  2. Area Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to run your business. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Micro managed. No forward career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Allow growth from within the company.


  3. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good results outlook under new leadership. Building a great new culture.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult. Long hours are the norm. Everyone is experiencing a lot of change as we work through our turnaround.


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  5. Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schwan's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product. Great people. Enjoyed fast pace. Projects were approved quickly.

    Cons

    Manage by fear; no focus.


  6. long hours

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Chandler, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    get to work on your own, good job for a single person. you can make a lot of money if you are willing to put in the time.

    Cons

    constant changes at the top, 3 different presidents in 4 years. No stability. the hours are rough on family life. and no marketing team.....

    Advice to Management

    Market this company. the big grocery stores have marketing and do well, schwans has better food but poor marketing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Residential Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Residential Sales Representative in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Residential Sales Representative in Maple Grove, MN

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Schwan's is a great company that cares about it's employees. They have a new training program that is very comprehensive.

    Cons

    They are working on shortening the hours we work each day but the days can be a bit long.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Growing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshall, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshall, MN

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recent structure changes have seen great initial results. Positive vibe going on within the company. A good start to the first half of the year.

    Cons

    Technology for our field team a bit behind what may be considered best of class. Push the roll out, out faster.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with success so everyone can participate in profit sharing/bonuses.


  9. Good Poople!

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst

    I worked at Schwan's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people work at Schwans.

    Cons

    Almost all IT works in Marshall, making communication and inclusion difficult.


  10. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees invested in improving performance and outlook

    Cons

    Constantly changing strategies and organizational structure. Management states they are open to new ideas or differing opinions, but they are not.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schwan's part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible work schedule. Great depot that I work with. Pretty much work independently at all of the stores that I go into.

    Cons

    The company seems to worry more about their profit than their merchandisers. Hours are usually pretty much guaranteed but if they cut our hours because sales are lower it's hard to sometimes rely on the income.

    Advice to Management

    All of your employees rely on your company to make money. Whether it's part-time or full-time. We work hard for you during the good times and we shouldn't have to suffer lost hours during the slow times in the name of profit.



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