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Schwan's Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2019

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Found 933 reviews

2.7
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34%
Recommend to a Friend
39%
Approve of CEO
Dimitrios Smyrnios
335 Ratings
Pros
  • "Schwan's has a very supportive work environment that is surrounded by great people(in 45 reviews)

  • "Good Pay, Good Leadership and excellent team members to work with(in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours now insensitive to stay working there(in 165 reviews)

  • "upper management is misleading when it comes to promotions or raises(in 57 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (7)

    "Great Job, Long hours"

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    Current Employee - Growth Captain in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job, fun opportunity, more effort means more commission

    Cons

    Long hours, i had an overnight route requiring me to stay in a hotel two nights every other week

    Schwan's2019-03-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "development"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really focused on employee development and implementing their culture

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work to do for an hourly employee

    Schwan's2018-06-27
  3. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Schuyler, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    $140 base pay a day

    Cons

    Building route, old customers

    Schwan's2019-08-16
  4. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management listened to other ideas

    Cons

    Long hours, very long hours

    Advice to Management

    None

    Schwan's2019-08-09
  5. "Good pay"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Florence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwan's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay, 3 different shifts. Easy to get help.

    Cons

    Don't listen to employees with years of experience

    Advice to Management

    Listen

    Schwan's2019-07-31
  6. "Don’t waste your time."

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You’ll get experience and training.

    Cons

    Too many to list

    Schwan's2019-08-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay"

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, no boss down your throat.

    Cons

    No management, pressured to gain customers and increase sales, never have items loaded into trucks, short inventory.

    Advice to Management

    What management?

    Schwan's2019-07-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work for!"

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    Former Employee - Technician 

    I worked at Schwan's full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment. Great people. Good work life balance. Decent opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Low salary. Not a desirable location to work in.

    Schwan's2019-07-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people unrealistic expectations"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meat fantastic customer that you will think of more as friends that customers. You can get great tips especially during holidays. Get to work on your own most of the time.

    Cons

    Must hit sales goals and continue to grow at all time or your written up. If your lucky you are put on a route that has a great potential to grow but more than likely you will not be and forced to hard sale (use the trust you have built)crap product that your customer doesn’t really want to help you make your goal. Always trying to find new customers must find at least two a week. The company wants to change to online...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop lowering food quality and stop raising food prices. Let RSR’s manage their own routes. I will guarantee that the moment that you go online only Schwan’s food company will go out of business in a matter or months. Most customers buy because they like the personalized service that comes from your RSR’s but you are trying your best to eliminate that by focusing on online.

    Schwan's2019-08-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Its okay"

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    Former Employee - Sanitation 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job full time good pay

    Cons

    7 days a weeks straight, no double time, insurance is high and horrible. Hr is a joke .

    Schwan's2019-07-16
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