Snyder's-Lance Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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Carl E. Lee
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Pros
  • Independence somewhat, work alone, meet great people, sheltered from weather mostly, great products, relaxed clothing policy, hire mostly good people (in 3 reviews)

  • Since the merger, all they care about is stock price (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • A living with no benefits at all (in 3 reviews)

  • Was a much better place to work before the merger (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Good Employer, Awesome pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great Pay, holidays and vacations, excellent team

    Cons

    need more members on the sales side, suggestion would be Market Specialist ( 2 per district) or positions similar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I enjoyed working with the customers that I serviced.

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    Current Employee - Owner of Route in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Owner of Route in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance

    Pros

    The people are great and you can do well.

    Cons

    The early morning hours to start working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Management HAS to change

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Make great friendships with local employees, always in a different location visiting stores, company vehicle

    Cons

    Micro management, upper management is only worried about making their annual bonus, hostile threating work environment (i.e.- if you don't do this, you wont be working here)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where the majority of the work is performed, and who you are stepping on to get your bonus.. most of all, send out a positive message to all involved instead of negative feedback ALL THE TIME

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Stressful place to work, low morale, promote within based upon who you know

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent Safety program and benefits!

    Cons

    Everyone talking but no one listening! Receiving department is awful, and very unprofessional! Communication, team building skills and training are area's of improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your leaders how to communicate effectively, help build morale, implement incentives, provide more training to improve your employee skills to help them promote within or want to promote within the company. Implement compensation increases other than end of the year when there is an increase in insurance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Management needs improvement

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    Former Contractor - IBO in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - IBO in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to make sales and build great business relationships equals great $$

    Cons

    Management doesn't understand the difference between an IBO and an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through and realize the IBO is an important part to Snyders-lance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Learned a lot, very stressful

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance

    Pros

    take safety seriously and mean it
    good benefits and bonus structure for management
    for salary personal flexible and family friendly

    Cons

    corporate management says one thing, then doesn't follow through
    definitely felt as a woman that I made less and was treated differently on the floor
    for the floor personnel not family friendly at all, they are treated as numbers
    HR department is far from helpful and often gets things like payroll incorrect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when you say you'll do something do it, or tell the person up front they are on their own to figure it out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. #2 Snack Food Distribution Company

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Hanover, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Hanover, PA

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent career opportunity, with good benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Merger with Lance brought additional quality products, but ruined company morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers... not enough production employees to get the job done effectively. Too much emphasis placed on "Shareholders"; instead of those doing the job to make the company successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Excellent company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance

    Pros

    Compensation, values, training, and brand recognition are some of the Pros working for Snyders-Lance

    Cons

    Being responsible for the promotional execution of the IBO's, (Independent Business Owner)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce the contracts of the IBO's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good environment, lots of change initiatives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse/Committed Workforce
    Professional environment
    Attractive entrepreneurial environment for go-getters and change-agents
    Positive track record for org development and process improvements

    Cons

    Conflicting priorities between plant and corporate initiatives, operations & supply chain, sales, etc
    Some inconsistencies in site leadership expectations & resource commitment to initiatives
    Varying degrees of accountability in different departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Stay Away

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    Former Employee - Packaging/Processing in Hanover, PA
    Former Employee - Packaging/Processing in Hanover, PA

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and health benefits are half way decent

    Cons

    Supervisors and managers are the worst I have ever worked for. They talk behind your back with other employees and make you feel you are worthless. Ever since Snyder's merged with Lance they are even worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some classes or training on how to treat people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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