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Schwan's Material Handler Reviews

Updated Dec 28, 2019

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Schwan's Chief Executive Officer Dimitrios Smyrnios (no image)
Dimitrios Smyrnios
9 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "In the freezer"

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    Former Employee - Materials Handler in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent hours, streamlined job, and opportunity to transfer to sales. Night time employment.

    Cons

    Late hours, if that's not what your looking for. And the freezer is cold.

    Schwan's2018-10-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it."

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Jacksonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary wasn’t bad. Easy work most of time.

    Cons

    No chance for advancement. 6 holidays a year all have to be made up on Saturday. Expect you to work of clock to complete work as you are only authorized so many hours. 10 days a year vacation never increase even if you work there 30 years.

    Schwan's2019-12-29
  3. Helpful (2)

    "No time off or calling in sick"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job and work is not mentally challenging or difficult.

    Cons

    Can't call in sick on any given day because of lack of coverage. Physical work and strict about being 1 minute late even though the clock in system if flawed. too much to do in a short period of time. needs more coverage.

    Schwan's2019-09-15
  4. "Enjoy the challenges of the job."

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    Former Employee - Senior Material Handler in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Reasonably flexible on work schedule..

    Cons

    The hiring of Incompetent employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better screening of employees.

    Schwan's2018-09-13
  5. "Senior Material Handler"

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    Current Employee - Senior Material Handler 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Understanding AM. Work and Life balance.

    Cons

    Current 'growing pains'. Uncertain future

    Schwan's2018-02-21
  6. "Senior Material Handler"

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    Former Employee - Senior Material Handler in Napoleon, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Supervisor, Josh Boger. Brought the best out of me and became my first mentor. Grateful to have worked under him. Benefits were pretty good too. Steady work and pay, paid holidays, weekly pay.

    Cons

    Working in frigid temperatures but with the freezer suit you get used to it, it's intimidating at first though.

    Advice to Management

    Shouldn't have gotten rid of some of the best employees you had in the former material supervisors.

    Schwan's2018-01-19
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Senior MH is a High Stress position"

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    Former Employee - Senior Material Handler 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, lots of partner discounts, close knit group of workers, schedule flexibility as a Senior Material Handler as long as you aren't a lone worker and the work is getting done.

    Cons

    High expectations for a SrMH, sometimes it was necessary to do some "extra-curricular" work, heavy workload for 1 full time person (I was at a high volume location). SrMH responsible for quite a bit around the location. Aging fleet lead to many phone calls after work. High Stress Position, had to clean up after sloppy route drivers

    Advice to Management

    2 full time MHs are almost a requirement in a depot with a high number routes and high volume if they expect to get all of the work you require done in a timely manner.

    Schwan's2018-01-03
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Macomb, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Schwan's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay rate for the area. The simplicity of the work. The helpfulness of local management. Their willingness to be flexable.

    Cons

    I do not have a Con.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice.

    Schwan's2017-12-29
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Good job for short term. No advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Material Handler in Marysville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Warehouse (Freezer) is a nice place to work in the summer. 40 hours a week. Nice Management

    Cons

    No job advancement. I have been with the company 15 years and have applied 3 times to move around within the company and have been denied each time. The Company just did a revamp in 2016/2017 and cut a bunch of positions so you are either low on the totem pole now or you are up high. There is no middle ground anymore. A lot of work to get done in the Warehouse with limited team members. Warehouses got downsized to 1 or 2 employees at most depots so it is hard to get any time off and you pretty much work yourself sick.

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    Advice to Management

    You always say how the warehouse is the most important part of the company. Yet you pay your warehouse poorly. You staff the warehouse poorly. Also when it comes to paying you are making your Senior MH's do the job of the old Warehouse Manager position yet you are paying them 10-15k less a year. You should also be looking at your loyal veteran employees and helping them move up and around positions within the company to better themselves and help better the company.

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    Schwan's2017-06-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Material handler"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Raeford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, but small on action.

    Cons

    Some Mgrs are afraid to do their job.

    Schwan's2016-09-14
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