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Schwan's Reviews

Updated May 21, 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 34 reviews)

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

Cons
  • long hours, wages not commensurate with the work (in 130 reviews)

  • I work about 70 hours a week and I do not feel I have any work life balance (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "RSR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, rapport with customers, fun work, and excellent quality of food.

    Cons

    Hours of shifts need to be reduced.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "N/A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Marshall, MN
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Marshall, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment and career opportunities

    Cons

    the work/life balance and location of corporate office

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Good company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and the benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Long hours make a family home life difficult

    Advice to Management

    Job share would ease some of the burden of long hours for employees


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  5. "Great Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSM
    Current Employee - CSM
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I spent 20 years as a professional food buyer as well as in management. I always said, if I ever went into sales, it would have to be with products that I had used & believed in. Schwan's was one of those companies. When I made a career change, I went with Schwan's. I enjoy the challenge & meeting people. I like addressing a customer's needs, whether it is a business or a residence. The product-line has great quality that I can be proud of. I can honestly say I haven't met anyone, within the tiers of corporate management, who failed to be supportive of employees ... know their job, offer advice,etc. The company continues to thrive, because it has a good foundation for its employees to build on. I am moving up and I love my job!

    Cons

    The job demands long hours, but this is true with any company if you are working sales/marketing (especially in the food industry). However, a lot of jobs demand long hours, weekends and/or holidays. If you don't believe me, ask a nurse, a cop, EMS, firemen, a chef, etc. It helps to keep things in perspective.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR in Bend, OR
    Current Employee - RSR in Bend, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get back what you put in. this job requires personal drive to be great. If you are just looking for a paycheck look somewhere else. If you like a challenge and want to be the best and have people skills, man, this job is awseome!

    Cons

    Not for a young family or with young kids. Those who thrive at Schwans put in long hours to build the business. Done it for a couple years now and I have never made more money than what I make today! This job will show you what your made of.

    Advice to Management

    I felt intimidated by the application and job explanation when I was applying. Sure glad I didn't give up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Home Delivery business"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benifits, 20% food discount for employees, great work ethic

    Cons

    For those that don't like 12 hour plus days..

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire individuals with good old fashion hard work ethic


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Family Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Administrator in Marshall, MN
    Current Employee - Recruitment Administrator in Marshall, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am the third generation in my family to work at Schwans - we started in 1955 and we're still here. The business values laid out by Marvin are still strong. There is opportunity for advancement, strong leaders who care about the growth of the business and the growth of employees, great benefits, and best of all a 40% discount on the food.

    Cons

    In my position, none, but I recognize that many of our opportunities require a lot of hard work and dedication - but anyone truly committed to success can find it at Schwan


  9. "Consumer Brands Minneapolis based position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership trying to do the right thing to transform the business and fix the business for sustainable long term success.
    Ability to make an impact and a lot of exposure to senior leadership.
    Competitive benefits
    Focus on culture and values

    Cons

    Lack of bonus during business transformation.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course - transform the business for the long term versus being short term focused.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Food Scientist-R&D corporate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Scientist in Marshall, MN
    Current Employee - Food Scientist in Marshall, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good R&D team, very helpful colleagues. For Schwans, Helping one other is the theory to succeed. Good compensation and benefits, good time off. Your good work is recognized, encouraged and rewarded here. This is my 5th Job and so far the best Food company I have ever worked for!!! I am glad to work for schwans. Good management and bosses are ready to help you when you are stuck or you have roadblocks in projects. Overall Great company to work for!!! GREAT VISION AND GREAT VALUES!!! Supports Healthy Quality Frozen food over profit.

    Cons

    Every company needs improvement, no company is 100%. Sometimes work load is high but overall less stress annually.

    Advice to Management

    Techs enjoy working here, need better organization as far as utilization of techs is concerned.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "20 plus years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome people! Great values-hard work, enthusiasm, helping one another, growth and integrity. If you posses those and put forth effort you can make it.

    Cons

    Seriously I can't think of any, I started out knocking on doors and have been promoted 6 times and have zero regrets.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make ordering our products easier for consumers and easier for our salespeople to deliver those products.


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