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Snyder's-Lance Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, team environment, very easy on work schedule (in 10 reviews)

  • Good people who are generally willing to help (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, lack of hours, terrible scheduling with no accountability for errors (in 7 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no benefits whatsoever (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "JUST NOT WORTH IT"

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck on time, most of the time. Product lines that is if not the best of it's own kind then one of the best.

    Cons

    Can you say slave labor? They expect you to wear all the hats, your competive peers have only to sell and merchandise product line, at Lance you have to be operations manager, district manager, warehouse manager, truck washer, and on and on. You never can or have done enough.

    Advice to Management

    A real disconnect from upper and mid level managment to the actual man on the street as to what you can and can not do and get by with your/their customers. extreamly unrealistic expectations. Managment was totally closed eared.


  2. "Moving to Independent Operators vs. Company Route Drivers"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with receivers at various companies

    Cons

    Moving to Independent Operators vs. Company Route Drivers

  3. "Learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    People and HR management, Opportunity for personal career development

    Cons

    New Senior management, Union environment, Location, Lack of resources

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sad to see the negative impact since Snyder-Lance Merger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a decent place to work. They had improved the talent pool over the past several years that should have made Lance more able to compete and grow profitably. Some of the new acquisitions had great potential.

    Cons

    Since the announcement of the merger (really more like an acquisition by Snyder of Lance), many good people either left on their own or were terminated. Interestingly, appears to only be Lance people and unfortunately most of them were very good. Almost seems like Snyder's felt threatened. Now the culture is such that no one is motivated and feel like they could be next. Also, I do not believe there will be as much synergy as others predict.

    Advice to Management

    It is no secret that top management got big fat bonuses for their part in the merger but obviously did not care about their ranks. Lance management should have watched out for their own employees instead of letting Snyder's be in charge. If you keep up with this the shallow talent pool will become a cesspool.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "almost slave for short money"

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    Current Employee - Independent Operator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Independent Operator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they have good stuff for sale and decent volume of sales weekly. independent.

    Cons

    the worker needs to buy route around $80.000 you pay $300 weekly rate ( int.7,99%) pay computer sistem $35. pay stales $100 week, pay gas, insurance, maint. $250. the worker have no benefits. no vacation. no promo. the contract signed is terrible. if you want to sale the route they charge fee 5%. the comission is 19% of gross sale. average reg $7000 week. you make net $1360 after expenses . you make. $600. after that you have to pay taxes 15% and health insurance. bad deal and the company always wants more and more. slaves...of course.

    Advice to Management

    Independent operators are the real power for sales. is not smart scam them in this way?


  6. Helpful (3)

    "SLAVE"

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    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Independence somewhat, work alone, meet great people, sheltered from weather mostly, great products, relaxed clothing policy, hire mostly good people

    Cons

    Owners are responsible for ALL expenses and do not make enough to pay all of these and still make a living. Hours are long 10-14 a day 6 days per week. Owning a business that does not pay owner good after expenses is very stressful. No benefits. Basically it is legal slavery.

    Advice to Management

    Pay enough so that people will want to work their routes and don't mind working long hours like UPS or Fed Ex. Provide a benefits pool from the owners with great benefits, further ensuring that they want to stay selling for company. Show appreciation for what they do. Don't lie about the pay when they interview. People are giving up good paying jobs with good benefits to work at Snyder's and then find out they can not afford to work there. In this economy, they are then unemployed and losing their property.


  7. "Potential for greatness was lost post merger"

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

    Pros

    People from Lance were great to work with.
    Charlotte is a great place to live

    Cons

    Snyder's management and personnel. Lost focus, trying to do too many things still and nothing is being done well.

    Advice to Management

    Dave Singer has disappeared and let the company go down hill since the merger. He was on the path to creating a great company but now since the merger it has been downhill and the people are frustrated and unhappy. It used to be a place where your opinion mattered, now it is a place where your opinion is given to you.

  8. "Bad idea"

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    Former Contractor - Route Sales
    Former Contractor - Route Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You owned your own business and could take off when you wanted as long as your route got done.

    Cons

    The inventory method they used is crazy. You pay for stuff even if you don't sell it that week, no chance of selling back overstock. So some weeks you made no money.

    Advice to Management

    treat the route sales guys like part of company and not part of the problem.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Leadership post merger"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Snacks category is growing significantly.....lots of room for continued growth. Several brands are segment leaders.

    Cons

    Serious lack of leadership by senior leaders. Very poor communication to employees led to horrible moral. Top performers quickly left after a year into new S-L launch. There is no infrastructure for development or career-tracking....very much still operating as 2 different companies...

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear vision.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will take inexperienced personnel
    Well known brand within industry
    Potential for growth

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, lower than industry standard pay, poor management (site specific)

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new equipment and develop standardized training plans to be utilized across all sites


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