Schwan's Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility within position, stable company

    Cons

    Compensation, management changes, work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Current Employee

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Leader
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Leader

    I have been working at Schwan's

    Pros

    New CEO and President are making impactful changes to help. The company is moving in the right direction to help drivers make more money and have a better work/life balance.

    Cons

    Reduction of daily hours takes time. So 10 hour work days are the normal. Not many routes sell more than 10.5 hours per day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Making changes to upper management is a great start. We must focus on hiring the right people at the RSR level and getting rid of the bad ones to make a huge impact overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Schwans

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    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Current Employee - Material Handler

    I have been working at Schwan's

    Pros

    The job is not difficult very basic. discent pay.

    Cons

    You're the depo grunt for everyone else. No one really cares about what you do untill something goes wrong. High turnover rate. Opportunities for advancement slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To reduce turnover increase pay or add pay for performance. Because you have guys that will do the minimal amount of work and do it slow so they can maximize their hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Enjoyed the job. Customers are the best part

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Schwan's

    Pros

    Great relationships with my customer base. Overall the job is a lot of fun. In my work truck doing my job. No one hovering over you. It's great.

    Cons

    Long hours. Lacking strong leadership within management at our depot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful

    Customers are great, but looooooong hours.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schwan's

    Pros

    It's like I always say, I sell food to friends. My customers are great people. They are the best part of the job.

    Cons

    The hours are far too many and the pay can be far too little. It's not unusual to do a 60-70 hour work week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Stress

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Pros

    40% Discount on food. In right area plus good salesman Could make $80k/yr.

    Cons

    At $100/day(not quite $10/hr) it's all on the customer to raise your commission avg to make living, by selling, but any number of things can get in way. 12-14hrs a day = $500-600 weekly paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schwan's

    Pros

    the pay compensation is descent if you gain the trust and build strong relationship with customers. work on your own

    Cons

    up to 14 hours per day to complete your route. no home life as you get home between 10-11pm and leave at 8am to start

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out how to reduce hours and more pay. change pay structure and vacation pay. paid sick days. dont punish us when truck breaks down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Very unorganized and behind the times

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    Former Employee - Business Development
    Former Employee - Business Development

    I worked at Schwan's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a great brand name and the food products are pretty decent

    Cons

    They need to blow-up their go-to-market strategy. Grocery stores, independent companies and now phone apps provide home delivery of groceries. Schwan's no longer has a unique market strategy. If the company doesn't change how they are delivering product, obtaining new customers and retaining existing, they will go out of business. A truck should never roll for delivery unless it has a confirmed customer order. As it is, they are just spinning wheels and working their delivery team to death to sell product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your business strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Bogus Policy and no Appealing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Cortland, OH
    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Cortland, OH

    I worked at Schwan's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great money, friendly workers and great customer. You get to meet alot of new people and see alot of places that you dont normally go to

    Cons

    Long work hours and very hard to do in the winter. Very cold and tough when alot of snow in customer driveways. Policy is zero tolerance for seat belt ticket in PERSONAL VEHICLE. Automatic termination

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should make sure the driving policies are made aware to employee first before anything else. i was made aware of the policy 5 days after my start date and i received a seatbelt ticket in my own personal vehicle on my first day. Being honest, i told the manager what happened one i realized i broke a rule and was never made aware of the policy hoping that my ignorance of the policy would save my job but they terminated me. Need to have an appeal or grievance process in place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Secritive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schwan's

    Pros

    Large company so it isn't going anywhere

    Cons

    information sharing is not high on the priority list and the people making policy have never actually done the job, trend is to hire outside managers so that is getting worse. Making veteran employees feel like they have room for advancement is non existant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information immediately instead of alluding to changes conning then leaking rid bits out slowly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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