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"Schwan's Consumer Brands Sales Rep"

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Current Employee - Customer Sales Representative
Current Employee - Customer Sales Representative
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Independence, paid car usage, reasonably good commissions, decent benefits

Cons

Long hours, minimal effort to address work-life balance, lack of strategic planning, terrible internal communication, definite lack of advancement opportunity.

Advice to Management

Better communication is needed at all levels.
A clear strategic plan to guide the company for more than the next quarter would help.
Some sort of plan for career advancement is needed (and sorely lacking.)

Other Employee Reviews for Schwan's

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Sales Force Unhappy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car or car allowance
    Good benefits
    Good bonuses

    Cons

    Management unfocused
    Customer's unhappy with Corporate policies (distributors do not like Schwans)
    Salaries not as high as competitors in industry

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a few new products a year and market them correctly before you roll out. Too many products rolled out unsuccessfully over the years.


  2. "Ok, if you don't have a life outside of work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You can make great money if your given a good route in a good area. Most customers are super friendly and enjoy the food.

    Cons

    You work almost 12 hours everyday. If your not bringing in $1,100 a day in gross sales your not making hardly anything. They constantly change products and placing preorders isn't the easiest for the customer. They don't do any sort of advertising or marketing at least in WI but I've heard they do advertising in MN where they are based. In 2012 they layed off a bunch off employees.

    Advice to Management

    To many products being taken away and similar ones not added.


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