The Schwan Food Company

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Nice company to work for, great co workers and meet new people
Route Driver (Former Employee) –  Nesbit, MS 38651February 13, 2016
I loved this job because you were able to get out and meet new people and make new contacts as part of the job. Work Started at 7:30 AM and when you sales were met you were though with the day unless you wanted to stay and meet new customers
Pros
working and meeting new people
Cons
long hours
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The company is going through major changes and has been for the past two years.
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WAMay 11, 2016
The typical day at work is changing with the goal of 10 hours for the Representative and 11 for management. Management has changed and shifted multiple times in just a year.
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Great company to work for.
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL and Atlanta, GAMay 2, 2016
Great company to work for. I had the opportunity to work in both finance and sales management. It was a great experience for an accounting and finance person to get to fully understand the driver of the business - sales.
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Good manager and co-workers.
customer service rep/ (Current Employee) –  Greenville, DSCJanuary 3, 2016
A typical day begins at 4:30 am meeting the retail food delivery to be merchandised on the shelf. It's all about service and a partnership with the retailer.
I work with great co-workers who work as a team to separate ourselves from the competition.
The days can sometimes get long but at the end of the day there is satisfaction that we have given it our best.
Pros
Free pizza and pies.
Cons
Waking up at 3:00 am.
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Good for some, not for others
ROUTE SALES REPRESENTATIVE/DELIVERY DRIVER (Former Employee) –  UtahJanuary 13, 2016
Hours approximately 10:30 AM to 9 PM M-F. Not enough home time for me. Short weekend. Does come with complete benefits package.
Pros
Get to see customers every 2 weeks. Get to work on your own during the day.
Cons
Ever changing company, Trying to make job more consistent but likely to continue making changes every year or so, Inconvenient hours
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Good place for a start
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Florence, KYJuly 17, 2016
Pay is average or on the lower side. Raises are next to impossible to get. They are a good place to establish yourself in a new field like maintenance.
Pros
Stable work
Cons
New managment is stripping benefits
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Good Tasting Food
Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) –  Decatur, INMarch 13, 2016
Good coworkers, good tasting food, long hours low pay, old business model that is dying,, best part of job is talking to customers and working on your own as your own boss
Pros
free food to sample
Cons
long hours for the pay, little home life balance, poor management
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Lack of work life balance.
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Sierra Vista, AZJuly 21, 2016
This company changed the pay scale several times while I was there so the more I sold the less I made. The work life balance with small children was difficult to say the least....It fed my family.
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great company
Warehouse Worker/Associate Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MOMay 21, 2016
Great company with great working environment, I could recommend anyone to work there. Managers work around schedule to meet personal need.
Pros
great schedule
Cons
work hours not guaranteed
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Great place to work
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 27, 2016
I love the actual job! It is difficult work hours. Perks are awesome and pay is decent it is the 12 hour days for salary pay that make it hard. The work environment is positive and that is a great benefit.
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too many rule changes
route sales representative (Former Employee) –  O'Fallon, MODecember 23, 2015
12- 14 hour days. learned a lot about people and their habits. felt management was going in the wrong direction. I felt my co-workers were some of my best friends. the hardest part of the job was to figure which restaurant to eat at each day. the part I enjoyed the most was gaining respect and friendships from customers and co-workers
Pros
large discount on food purchases.
Cons
long hours and pay when sales were down
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Great job for a easy in and out work day
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Lewisville, TXMay 17, 2016
awesome job culture, easy work. Management more than willing to train for advancement. co-workers are helpful and fun to work with.
Pros
again easy in and out work day
Cons
hope you like the cold
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Professional and room to grow
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Madison, ALMay 30, 2016
The day to day work is daunting and no two days are exactly alike so it forces you to stay on your feet and problem solve. Time frames are a must and accuracy is key.
Pros
Professional growth
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Company trying to make itself relevant again
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Glendale, AZDecember 15, 2015
Company focus on internet sales at the expense of long standing customer base may be detrimental in the short run. Long work hours and forced delivery times on customers regardless of the customer needs discourages both workers and buyers. Change from how customers used to be treated as family will turn the Schwans Home Service business into just another struggling food delivery service.
Pros
Job Autonomy on the road
Cons
Routes envisioned pre-employment never realized after hire
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Home Delivery
Department Training Specialist (Current Employee) –  Pueblo, CODecember 15, 2015
New Changes to the Company in 2015 have created a 9hr work day with better benefits than the traditional company model. The management has a top priority safety culture and the vehicles are inspected daily by both you as a driver and by the night crew that restocks your inventory to ensure the fleet is in great working condition.
Pros
Your own schedule, 30-60min lunches, great community
Cons
Weekly overnights in other cities on your route, commision fluctuates with the economy of your customers.
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If you are not sales orientated, this job ix not for you.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Greenville, WIApril 11, 2016
Some days are longer drive time with not much time to deal with appropriate department personnel.Felt like i was time constrained.
Pros
Free product when available.
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company is going out of business, pay was ok but not worth the 14 hour days
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, VAMarch 7, 2016
company is going out of business, pay was ok but not worth the 14 hour days. poor management. delivery trucks were not serviced properly and often broke down. were not safe to drive.
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fun place to work, bad life to balance
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Lino Lakes, MNMay 30, 2016
fun place to work, if you do not have a family hours are nine to nine usually if you want to be successful no relaxation, always in a hurry even when your doing well
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Excellant group of co-workers.
Delivery Driver and Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZFebruary 16, 2016
Management would not follow business ethics and made remarks that would be humiliating to employees. Taking credit for someone else's work.
Pros
Used to be fun and competitive place to work and be around.
Cons
Local management
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Productive and fun workplace
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Marshall, MNMarch 13, 2016
A job where you use both your mental and physical abilities
Co-workers are top notch
Hardest part of job is the end of the day
Most enjoyable part of the day is the begining
Pros
begining of the day
Cons
end of the day
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