Snyder's-Lance Reviews

Updated April 9, 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. For the most part my experience was decent, but would not contract for them again without some changes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Independent Business Operator in Little Rock, AR
    Current Contractor - Independent Business Operator in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance as a contractor (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    S-L is a very aggressive company and constantly has promotions running in their accounts. Some freedom on how to run your route.

    Cons

    To many crossdocks, which are displays shipped directly to a company's warehouse and then shipped to the store. Yes, you get a commission on them, but not as much as you would get if you delivered the display yourself. Also, a lot of my stores would make me fill the shelf from the crossdock, thereby shrinking my commission due to lost sales.
     Sales management not very willing to stand up for independent contractors or take into consideration that we have to maintain a healthy bottom line and pay bills just like S-L.

    Advice to Management

    Turn sales managers into route support and take more interest in what will make contractors, not only more successful, but what will help the routes run more fluid. Mods need to be more consistent, in other words, fight to get chains like Walmart to carry the same items, especially in salty items. Also, while new products are nice, there is only so much room in a delivery truck.

  2. District Sales Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Tifton, GA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Tifton, GA

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and reasonable Benefits

    Cons

    Lack.of care for Employees. Strategically removing older veterans from the Original Lance company through any means available and for little or no reason. They will buy you off with a Exit package if need be just to get rid of Legacy Lance Employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit practicing such blatant Snyders Legacy cronyism. And blatant dismissal of Lance Legacy Managers and other Employees.

  3. Bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distributor Ibo
    Current Employee - Distributor Ibo

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for an experienced distributor to make money.

    Cons

    Not much support from corporate office, especially from the accounting dept. New distributors are not trained properly. Orders rarely come correct. District sales manager is nearly impossible to get ahold of. Rude employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead weight sales reps. They are the problem not ibos.

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  5. Good Employer, Awesome pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Read Cons

  6. Poor management and no appreciation for employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good for the job

    Cons

    Horrible management, not family oriented, too many meetings, demand you to work over when your shift is almost up or make a mandatory weekend on Friday when it's near time to clock out. Always last minutes changes and no care in the world if you have a family or arrangements. No leadership whatsoever. Would not hire the temps in to help with the scheduling. During the summer especially, there are 7 day work weeks with 12 hours shifts throughout. Then winter comes and you're down to 3 days a week. They do not seem to appreciate or value their employees. No plant manager, technically yes, but he works out of Indiana at another plant and we rarely saw him to address issues. Except for 2-3 team leaders, the rest are horrible at managing a team. There have been layoffs recently and a lot of downsizing, and it is NO surprise!

  7. Employees are considered "resources" not team members or even employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not sure of the pros at this time.

    Cons

    New Manager considers all employees resources. If you have your 90 day review, other employees are asked if the company should keep the resource. Yes/No. Not all managers are like this but this manager can tear down in a day what takes years for a company to build: A TEAM. It must be the new leadership style and design to go with the direction of the company.

    Advice to Management

    If a new manager is constantly losing employees, all blame is placed on not having the resources or the right people when in fact, the manager isn't a manager but trying to learn how to manage while staying short on resources to cover up his lack of leadership abilities. It would also be true to say that this manager would be very good at telling false truths. At what point will the expense be quantified to a measurable number that proves a "resource" has real human value?

  8. I enjoyed working with the customers that I serviced.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Owner of Route in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Owner of Route in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance

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

    Pros

    The people are great and you can do well.

    Cons

    The early morning hours to start working.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what you are doing.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Management HAS to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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

  10. Stressful place to work, low morale, promote within based upon who you know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Management needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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