Find companies:
The Schwan Food Company
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
258 reviews

The Schwan Food Company Employer Reviews

Company Attributes

  • Job Work/Life Balance
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Management
  • Job Culture
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
wharehouse
Material Handler (Former Employee), Marshall, MNSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: working in below zero temps
loaded and unloaded trucks... working overnights loading food and unloading from eighteen wheeler s and stock in the ware house on forklifts and carts. The hardest part of the job is getting used to the cold... below zero weather.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Schwans, LLC Cold Storage Division Lead
CSD Lead (Former Employee), Salina, KSSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: job security, compensation, challenging
Cons: often 7 day work weeks.
Schwans is a great company to work for with many options for advancement and provided jobs for people with all types of skill and education levels.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Overall fun place to work just not enough opportunity to climb the ladder
RSD (Current Employee), Byesville, OHAugust 29, 2014
Busy clean place to work
Being broke makes it hard to eat
Fantastic
School aged students were lazy all others were great
Having to pick up the slack for those who didn't value their job
Meeting new people
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good place for a young man without a family. Paid overnights and fuel is a plus.
Schwan's sales route representative (Current Employee), London, KYAugust 18, 2014
Pros: overnight expenses paid and fuel is paid
Cons: long hours with no overtime. route can be very poor when you receive it.
At Schwan's a typical day consists of my delivering professional food service to the door of my customers. I have learned to stay on task for long periods of time without supervision. management is good except the bosses usually move around so you don't have the same one long. All my co workers are awesome and very helpful. We are like a small family unit. The hardest part of the job is working long fourteen hour days without overtime pay. The most enjoyable part of my job is the short visit with my customers and seeing them happy with their purchase.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Hectic But Fun
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee), Asheville, NCAugust 17, 2014
Pros: the product line is well known and easy to sell, company discounts
Cons: equipment isn't always well maintained.
My day begins early by checking my pre-orders and truck. A 12-14 hour day is the norm. The day goes with me seeing one customer after another -- delivering orders, discussing new products, etc. I have learned a great deal about sales with the company. Some mentors are better than others. Often times, I've gotten tips here and there (from co-workers & management). The hardest part of the job is definitely the hours you must devote to it. Even when you go home, a sales job demands that you put in paperwork and phone-calls. This takes away from "family-time". If you want great sales numbers, you do it. Commissions are a nice boost to the paycheck. If you can be happy on base-pay, then you muddle through and avoid as much sacrifice as possible. I know a few guys who do this, but they aren't making any money in the process. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting new customers, or helping any customer with food ideas, i.e. dinner, parties, holidays, etc.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
productiveEnvironment
Material Handler I (Former Employee), Forest Hill, MDAugust 15, 2014
A typical day at work would be full of hard labor but also fun. The management and direct employess were helpful
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
lot of hours low pay and mgmt was lacking
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Moore, OKAugust 6, 2014
Pros: your out of office
Cons: 12 hr days
do not work there, bad benefits , very long hours average 60per week
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great
Store Manager (Former Employee), Florence, KYJuly 31, 2014
it was a good company to work for. Pleasant customers as well as staff
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Enjoyed my employment
Manufacturing Cost Accountant, Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Salina, KSJuly 26, 2014
Pros: cheap pizza
Cons: bad insurance, high turnover
I really enjoy working there. I have advanced quickly and learned a lot. High turnover recently.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fun workplace
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 25, 2014
fun environment
understands needs and great opportunity
easy going
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
bad place
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee), Blackfoot, IDJuly 23, 2014
Work long hours and not get paid enough for them. If you start here, just hire the divorce lawyer now.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
long days
Route Sales Manager (Former Employee), Lexington, SCJuly 20, 2014
Pros: employee discount. freedom to control business
Cons: family life suffers, pay schedule changes every two years
Great customers, great products, compensation plan need to quit changing and concluding it will benefit the rsm's
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Running a Route
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee), Waco, TXJuly 18, 2014
Very long hours. The job requires lots of people skills and the pay is great. If you are a family person, then you will find this place to take time away from your family. Great management and very friendly customers. Food is a bit over priced but the quality is second to none.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Human Resources Senior Corporate Payroll Specialist Position
Human Resources Corporate Payroll Specialist (Former Employee), Marshall, MNJuly 18, 2014
This was a great place to work and I had many years of experience at The Schwan Food Company (starting in 1983)!
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great teamwork.
Customer Sales Representative – Single Route (Current Employee), Republic, MOJuly 17, 2014
Can be a good place to work at. Co-workers and ASM were enjoyable to be around.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great company to work for.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee), Victoria TXJune 15, 2014
Working at Schwan's was great. There were long days but building relationships with the same customers and obtaining new ones were always fun.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Everyday feels like a new adventure
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee), Streetsboro, OHMay 28, 2014
Pros: outdoors all day, meeting new people, eating out daily
Cons: unpredictable hours, poor management, equipment failures
A typical day starts at 930 by arriving to the depot to get your route manifest and vehicle with supplies. Through out the day you make deliveries while also knocking on doors to gain new customers. I learned that sometimes some customers just need more time to make a decision. I work with an awesome group of men who all help and support each other. The hardest part of this job is that you never know when you are getting off which is hard on the family. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to delivery high quality food to customers who are not able to go to the store.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Schwans
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee), Marlette, MIMay 21, 2014
Long days with little pay, no real opportunities for advancement. Great management but very little opportunity. 70+ hours a week with little reward and very lackluster incentive programs for creating new customers and sales
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Sucks
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee), Conroe, TXMay 19, 2014
Long Hours, Low Pay, Constant Mgmt Changes
Great Customers
Terrible DOT rules
No Home Life
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great learning experience
Product Development (Current Employee), Deer Park, TXMay 15, 2014
Pros: free oportunities to learn and gain experience.
Cons: work weight not fairly distributed.
No opportunities to locally advance within the company.

It was a great experience, a lot of great learning that helped me to grow personally/ professionally.

About The Schwan Food Company

We Make Food. It's what we do and we do it well. From home to stores, restaurants and more, our products are everywhere you – Read more

The Schwan Food Company Photos

The Schwan Food Company Salaries

Route Sales
$43,325 per year
Sales Representative
$40,000 per year
Customer Service Manager
$38,000 per year
General Manager
$65,000 per year
Route Manager
$31,200 per year