The Schwan Food Company Employee Reviews

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Heavy work load
Service Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Rock Springs, WYDecember 19, 2016
Work a lot of hour but you meet some nice people. $10 for every two days out of town stays, you can`t live off of those means. If you work four days you are expected to do a five day work load with only a four day pay.
Pros
Good health coverage
Cons
70 + hours of work a week
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Aweful hours
Unloader/Sorter (Former Employee) –  Washington, IADecember 18, 2016
Was hired part-time. Hours just kept increasing. My co -workers were fine to work with. Hardest part of the job was the increasing f hours.
Pros
good staff
Cons
to long of hours
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Diifficult job, worked or was on call 7 days a week
Area Sales & Distribution Manager (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MODecember 11, 2016
Long hours with issue in dealing with unions. Was on call every weekend to take care of customers needs. this made it very hard to spend quality time with family and to plan activities.
Pros
working with customers
Cons
dealing with union employees
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Hard to make money
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Prestonsburg, KYDecember 9, 2016
Hard to make money doing this job. No room for advancement and the goals are too high to meet. Not to mention the fact that you are never home to see your family.
Pros
Good consistent business most of the time
Cons
No work/life balance
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Job Itself - Mostly Great
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Greenville, WIDecember 7, 2016
I loved working for Schwan's Overall. There are things that I would certainly change, however, the company itself and the work that I did was actually pretty fun. I was a truck driver delivering food to my customers.

Lots of time management and you had to be a self-starter. My customers were great and part of me really misses working there. However, in Wisconsin, I just couldn't do another winter.

If it wasn't so cold here, I would probably have stayed!
Pros
Self Manage; Fun; Different every day
Cons
Long shifts; Lots of Driving; Commission
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Fun work place
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  West Memphis, ARNovember 29, 2016
Senior management worked well with management. Big turn around with employees. Short staff lots of times. Front line employees didn't always have proper work gear for the freezer.
Pros
Fun place
Cons
Healthcare good
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Great job with travel benefits.
Executive Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Stockbridge, GANovember 28, 2016
This job is great for anyone that likes to travel. Also, this particular job is great for anyone who is enthused by aviation. You will get a chance the see what US military is all about as far as aircraft.
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Good company
Service operations specialist (Former Employee) –  Westmoreland, NYNovember 28, 2016
Work life balance not very good.... Salaried position too many hour...great benefits and loved leading others as well as training them to be successful in sales
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Frozen Food
Route Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Beaver, WVNovember 27, 2016
This is the coldest and loneliest job an individual could possibly have. You will work 15 hour days sometimes and have little to show for it. Most customers turn you away because of the overpriced food.
Pros
none
Cons
many
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Fun place with ping pong tables
ROUTE SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PANovember 25, 2016
People were great but management was not very stable. You have to like driving 10-12 hours per day in a truck. This job was not for me.
Pros
Independent worker
Cons
all commission
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Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmond, OKNovember 22, 2016
Management would not take necessary steps to insure proper inventory on trucks or the main freezer. They would not insure a proper defrosting schedule was followed on the trucks.
Pros
I loved visiting with the customers.
Cons
Management not doing what they needed to do.
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Fun environment, long hours but compensation is good
Multi Unit Area Manager (Current Employee) –  Erie, PANovember 22, 2016
Company has a been a a pleasure to work for over the past 11 years, I have learned a lot of things around management, leading and coaching for success.
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Fun and demanding job. Food delivery routes
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Gretna NebraskaNovember 17, 2016
Harder you work the more money you earn. Some hotel stayovers. Meet new people. Alot of customers treat you like family. It's like you drive around all day to see your friends
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Long hours
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Progressive private company with GREAT benefits
Sales and Management (Former Employee) –  Dade City, FL 33525November 17, 2016
Hard work that pays off in ability to be promoted from within the company. Great benefits and salary. Commission to start and bonus system that rewards hard work.
Pros
Great bonus opportunities
Cons
LONG work hours
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Horrible place to work
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  New York StateNovember 12, 2016
Worst work life balance ever. The area managers are usually incompetent as they hire from within the company. This company lies about salary, benefits, hours, almost anything they lie about. I worked for the Jamestown depot in NY for 7 months. It was a complete joke. They say 45-47,000, you will never see that kind of money. Do the math after taxes your lucky to break 29,000. Lie after lie.
Pros
zero pros
Cons
Almost everything
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Schwans
Occupational medical assistant (Former Employee) –  Florence, KYNovember 9, 2016
I really enjoyed working for this employer. There was room for advancement. The managers were understandable and actually cared about you
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Crystal run village is diverse and offers advocation.
Vendor (Former Employee) –  Middletown, NYNovember 6, 2016
Crystal run village offers an opportunity to work in a diverse environment, and encourages support for the mentally disabled. They also provide opportunities for future endeavoring in the nursing field, and advocacy for personal attribution.
Pros
company vehicle, and advancement in the nursing field
Cons
wages
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Good pay for partially motivated people
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Sioux Falls, SDNovember 3, 2016
The Schwans food company has always been a great family focused company. Recently within the last couple of years it has become more corporate with a lot more management and less freedom of running your own business. Pay for higher paid people has been dropped considerably with the focus being based on a more even keel pay scale. I truly loved this job and was planning on retiring from it as a career but do to circumstances I have to move on!!
Pros
Guaranteed pay plus small commision
Cons
Long hours and right now unfulfilling motivation
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A lot of work for not a lot of pay
Culinary Intern (Former Employee) –  Hebron, KYNovember 2, 2016
The atmosphere is great, the other employees are super nice and work as a team. It's the managers that give you loads of work and if you come to them about an increase, they wont agree.
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Nice Company
Food Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 2, 2016
Schwan's is a good company that provides good benefits to its employees. There is a lot of turnover for Supervisors due to the high production demands and the long hours. It is a solid company that does generally care about its employees.
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