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Schwan's Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Dimitrios Smyrnios
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  • long hours, wages not commensurate with the work (in 136 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance could use adjusting (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Company Overview"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Driver
    Current Employee - Route Sales Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tools,leadership,teamwork focused on your success.

    Cons

    Hours are not family friendly but, management will work with you for days off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I love my job.


  2. "Route sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Colby, KS
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Colby, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time

    Pros

    great benifits pay and i love the people i get to meet and work with

    Cons

    i work 12 hours 5 days a week and have to stay out of town away from my family to often im missing my kids grow up

  3. "Route Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schwan's full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some good people.

    Cons

    Had very bad managers at multiple locations


  4. Helpful (1)

    "If you're looking for different opportunities in your career, Schwan's is the place for you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time

    Pros

    There's a lot of focus on personal development, career growth, building leadership skills, and self-reflection. Management is also open to people making move to other teams and functions. Leadership also tends to be very transparent when they are able to.

    Cons

    There's always a lot of change in structure so you must be able to roll with the punches. Some teams also work very thin.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility to maintain a work/life balance would be helpful (ex. more freedom to work from home and/or choose your own hours (within reason, of course)).


  5. Helpful (2)

    "not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    few benifits
    bit of freedom
    its a job...

    Cons

    merchandisers have high turn over rate so always training new ones.
    long hours


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good employees lousy plant director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schwan's full-time

    Pros

    Hard working line operators in plant

    Cons

    Arrogant plant director,
    Lousy hr management
    Food safety issues

    Advice to Management

    Not maintaining the facility and constant leadership turnover gets poor results


  7. "Operating as one Schwan team (much of the time)"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Marshall, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Marshall, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've had a lot of different experiences and worked under (but never directly for) several CEOs. Current leadership seems committed to renewing Marvin Schwan's vision for the company.

    While all experiences are individual and much depends at any company on direct management/supervision, I've had some great opportunities esp. in the last 3 - 4 years to expand my role and get involved in new and interesting projects. My leadership has supported me as I've learned new things and as I've had personal crises.

    Cons

    With employees spread out throughout the country it can be hard not only to know co-workers but to understand their challenges. While the team that I'm part of is having some great experiences I know that is not universal.

    Out-of-pocket costs for healthcare can take a really (really) big chunk of take-home income if someone has medical needs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep spreading the word about what the company is up to and why and keep working on getting that message to folks up and down the line so that more of my co-workers see and understand what we're about and who we're trying to serve.

  8. "Great teams, excellent executive management, so-so middle management"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Marshall, MN
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Marshall, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some truly talented professionals working at the company. The work atmosphere is congenial and relaxed. The CEO the company hired in 2013 is hands down the best executive leader I've had at any company.

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance within non-sales/marketing positions are limited. Most middle managers/directors have been with the company for ages and they just shuffle them around. Hardly any money is budgeted for training and employee development.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. When you bring someone into a new role, evaluate their skills and provide them actual classes and training to fill the gaps. Don't expect them to pick it up on their own and then cut them loose when they can't.


  9. "Home Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Specialist
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for the person who wants to get out of the office, enjoys personal interaction with regular customers, and has great products they can stand behind to sell. The base salary and commission is very good for the ease of the job to make up for the unusual hours required to make good sales.

    Cons

    Hours are the biggest challenge, along with occasional inclement weather and traffic depending on the location.

    Advice to Management

    make sure the candidate is FULLY aware of the hours requirement and the family/spouse is completely on board with it.


  10. "Route sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time

    Pros

    Customers ,co worker , food and weekends

    Cons

    Hours, pay, management and trucks


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