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Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, team environment, very easy on work schedule (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits Above average pay (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, lack of hours, terrible scheduling with no accountability for errors (in 5 reviews)

  • Therefore you have no benefits or company baking (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good learning experience/on the job training and great tuition reimbursement program"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support Analyst in Hanover, PA
    Former Employee - Tech Support Analyst in Hanover, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for entry level people who want to gain experience and knowledge. Ample training is provided. If you come into work with the drive to succeed this place will honor your abilities and help you strive for more.

    Cons

    The company is dealing with a financial crisis which lead to letting 250 employees go. There was no preparation, immediate termination made it difficult to handle. Management was pretty unprofessional about the procedure.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the impact of termination without warning, and keep the staff in the loop so it doesn't come as a complete blindside. Giving a few weeks notice helps to prep for another job position before being left with nothing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good 'ol Boys Club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was little micro managing, at least in my department.

    Cons

    It's a very political environment, where the saying "it's the way we've always done things" reigns supreme. Favorites are played and paid accordingly.

  3. "Great Plant Manager but Corporate needs work"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Jeffersonville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The plant in Jeffersonville is good to work at. Our Plant Manager listens to us on the production floor and she cares about us. The rest of management is pretty good too.

    Cons

    Corporate does not seem to know what. their doing. LJ people are not good to work with and make a lot of people think about quitting. The only reason my friends and I stay is because we believe our Plant Manager will figure out how to make it better for us.

    Advice to Management

    It used to be better place before corporate let LJ tell us how to run our plant. Corporate also moves too many people around. We are all worried they are going to move our Plant Manager or have her travel too much to other plants. We need her in Jeffersonville, IN!


  4. "District Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time

    Pros

    Amazing products we offer to our customers.

    Cons

    There are some cons in working every job.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for career advancement.


  5. "What a Disaster"

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

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

    Pros

    They still have a few good people and some great brands.

    Cons

    However, there are some truly horrible leaders who not only still have jobs but have gotten promoted?? One guy who recently got promoted before they canned the CEO was about the most awful person you could meet. Would throw his mother in front of a bus to get ahead. I hope his mom is recuperating well. Another truly horrible guy with many complaints against him to HR is still leading a region. Too many people like this. The one guy who should have been President was told he would not move ahead because he wasn't a YES man. HR executives are horrible. The IBO system does not work. You can't keep cutting commision rates and expect guys to bust their buts 6 days a week. Too many soft brands. Tom's, Kruncher's etc. C store was a focus yet they never had the products to develop the channel nationally. Long term strategy is what? The DSM's have the hardest job in the whole company but for the most part getting treated poorly. Read the reviews on here of the sales managers. Values? What values? So disapointing to see two once pretty good companies (Snyder's of Hanover and Lance) become one huge horrible company.

    Advice to Management

    Let the new CEO (who seems like a sharp guy if you read up on him) make the changes he needs to make to get the company back on track. To him, put the right leaders in the right roles. Get rid of the executives who do not really value the entire organization and its culture. These guys will be easy to find. Set the course for a better company, live the values you set and create a strategy that is a hybrid strategy where you can utilize the IBO system for certain channels and other distributor partners for channel the IBO cannot serve well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Growing...but forgetting the employees - becoming about numbers only"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Hanover, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Hanover, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good future, always putting money into the company - purchasing to increase market - lots of hours, if hourly employee - overtime is available year round

    Cons

    As they grew - they forgot about the employees that help put them there - you are a number only, and easily replaced. Benefits change every year, and are less..bonus programs for supervisors - but numbers are rigged against you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - every year surveys are done, yet the same problems exist - you expect the supervisors to fix what the upper management is ignoring


  7. "Charlotte Plant"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Process Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Bakery Process Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for the area. 100% vested 401(k), through orientation, easy work, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Orientation wasn't focused too heavily on plants history and senior management. Alchemy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow productive workers and invest in the future of the plant.

  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Packer in Perry, FL
    Current Employee - Packer in Perry, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth! Company continues to grow year after year creating endless possibilities and a steady and stable income.

    Cons

    Leadership can be a bit unruly. direct leadership needs to connect more with its employees to better address a host of needs and concerns


  9. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Processing Op in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Bakery Processing Op in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits where great and most of the leadership was a pleasure working for.

    Cons

    Few days off and very selective with punishments for minor site infractions.

    Advice to Management

    Be more far across the board when it comes to punishments for infractions.


  10. "Fast paced environment, great people!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Hanover, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Hanover, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bottom up -open communication on the Hanover campus. Never a dull moment, friendly co-workers on the clock and off the clock! You work hard, put in effort- you'll get noticed.

    Cons

    Structural changes every year which can throw you for a loop- but the top, talented people always have opportunities. It is a way to get rid of the slugs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't mess around with changing reporting structures so much!


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