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Schwan's Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Dimitrios Smyrnios
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Pros
  • Great people and upper management has the company going in the right direction (in 33 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance (avg 45 hour work week) (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • The long hours are the worst, but they are not bad at all (in 124 reviews)

  • Changes being made are geared to improve the field personnel's work-life balance, but it does take time (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Loved Everything About the Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic leadership team that truly does care about every aspect of your life at work and home.

    Cons

    There are zero cons for considering a career at Schwans.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the wonderful work!


  2. "Great frozen food"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Bedford, IN
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Bedford, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company working through some change and turn around which some people are not comfortable with. They are doing the right things for a turn around company.

    Cons

    Sometimes programs come out in rapid fire an not followed through changing along the way. Resulting in some confusion in the field


  3. "customer service specialists"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Csr1
    Current Employee - Csr1
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    independent work. great customers. flexible time.

    Cons

    unrealistic sales expectations. little help on route. hard to keep merchandisers because there part-time

    Advice to Management

    keep employees paid well. let merchandisers be fulltime. sales will come.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "During the turn around period there are very many moving parts that kept the business very face paced which I loved"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Rockwall, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Rockwall, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The future is bright. Great leadership from previous corporate world will make this company a very profitable company. Service aspect of the business is coming around

    Cons

    Leadership pool is lacking. Too much old school mentality and leadership. The need a sales team. Can't rely on digital for everything


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Indiana in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Indiana in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's full-time

    Pros

    You are out in a truck by yourself.
    You meet alot of nice people.

    Cons

    I saw 3 different pay scales in 4 years.
    REQUIRED to work late, regardless if you can get you route done earlier or not.

    Advice to Management

    Quit changing stuff and raising prices.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Chino Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Chino Valley, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Schwan's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family-owned small business. Owners were awesome to work for. I enjoyed all my co-workers. Working there was pleasant.

    Cons

    Early morning hours got the best of me. It's a warehouse, so sometimes it is cold or hot depending on the season.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You are an awesome employer. Thank you for hiring me and training me well.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good money for part time but..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independent work, set own schedule, Good money

    Cons

    Hard physical work, store employees difficult to deal with, no guidance or raises from supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with your merchandisers. I had surgery and went out on medical leave after working there for a year and a half, and nobody even asked how it went. I had to resign and my supervisor never contacted corporate. Never a Christmas card or bonus of any kind. I never felt acknowledged as a human there.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Route Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a job. You work Monday through Friday but long hours.

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees . Way underpay their route salesman compared to other companies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "general manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good company people are the greatest asset

    Cons

    Large food company prudent and slow to change


  11. Helpful (1)

    "customer sales rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company great benefits great pay

    Cons

    long hours , some times management takes too long to make changes

    Advice to Management

    don't take so long to make changes that affect employees



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