The Schwan Food Company Employee Reviews

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Drove around and met different people
Route Manger (Former Employee) –  Kendallville, INDecember 14, 2018
I really like working for them. The only reason why I left was that they made it commission and the economy was bad at the time so could not make enough to live on.
Pros
Work at own pace
Cons
Driving in bad weather
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2.0
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Bad hours
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Asheville, NCDecember 13, 2018
Hours are very long and odd-ball, usually starting at 10am and going until at least 8 pm. Some dumb rules like having to go to a customer's house even though they aren't at home. The customer can call you, tell you they won't be home for a month yet you still have to go to their home due to geotracking on the trucks. Customer's who have no desire to buy anything ever again, are still kept on the route. Most of your day is spent just wasting time on people who aren't buyers. YOu get bombarded constantly about safety, but when it comes down to it, all that matters are the numbers. You are required to add new customer's every week and they do not remove any non-buying customers which causes longer days and a need to rush to get to all of your customers on time.
Pros
discounts on food
Cons
long days, no logic
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5.0
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Great Place to work
Service Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Kendallville, INDecember 11, 2018
I really enjoyed my time working at Schwans and the only reason I left was due to me starting my own business. Yes it is fast paced and you do need time management skills but if you can sell then you can make great money.
Pros
great teamwork, great benifits
Cons
long days
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2.0
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You have no life
Customer service (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVDecember 11, 2018
If you dont like seeing your spouse or kids during the week, this is the organization for you. I worked 70-80 hours a week, seven days a week including holidays with no overtime. They stress safety with a wink of the eye. Bottom line is revenue, not safety. You are easily replaced. Upper management is weak at best although they are excellent at managing 20 conference calls a week. We often wondered what they really do during the week to earn their pay and bonuses.
Pros
Meeting customers
Cons
80 hour weeks
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3.0
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Lots of change, very little improvement
Manager (Former Employee) –  Cranberry Township, PADecember 10, 2018
This company's delivery of frozen food is exactly what the market wants right now. However, the execution of that model is clunky and inconsistent. Countless employees in the field constantly let management know what is working and what is not, however management refuses to improve things that are not working based on this feedback. If you are not 100% in agreement with their ideas, you are "not on board" and don't seem to get what they're trying to do. It is extremely frustrating to never have the reality of the business heard by those who lead it.
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3.0
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fun job running around seeing all types of people who are happy to see you as well
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Machesney Park, ILDecember 5, 2018
all commission sale job long hours many many stops per day meeting with current customers delivering their frozen foods products usually every two weeks
Pros
great exercise
Cons
freezer truck in and out in all weather
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3.0
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Easy and fast paced
Pie Slicer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 29, 2018
The work is easy but it's hot and fast paced and you'll be working every bit of 6 days for 10 hours a day not really made for a single parent and before I left they were about to make the workers work 7 days a week.
Pros
Close to MARTA station for bus/ train riders and weekly pay
Cons
6 - 7 days a week at work so no life
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5.0
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great company
Delivery Route Driver (Former Employee) –  Burns, ORNovember 25, 2018
great manager great route, loved working with customers and had a great truck to work out of. Time with family was hard spent alot of time in a motel room.
Pros
time went by and had no problems
Cons
never home
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4.0
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Good Job,Good pay, benefits could be better
Maintenance Technician III (Current Employee) –  Florence, KYNovember 23, 2018
In my time here I have had an excellent career. I have worked with multiple companies and equipment manufacturers that were extremely helpful in helping us understand their equipment and processes in order for us to maintain the equipment sold to us. I have met some wonderful people and had some good times here with this employer and companies from around the world.
Pros
Great pay, good people
Cons
Insurance changes and sign up procedures overcomplex in hr to sign up for simple benefits.
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4.0
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Home delivery service
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Frederick, MDNovember 18, 2018
The job is very challenging and rewarding. the job starts early in the morning pulling numbers and reports from the previous day. Check on the warehouse to make sure trucks are loaded and trucks are safe to drive. prepare for the daily meeting. Verify banking deposits and recaps from the previous days work. Conduct sales meeting with employees, cover sales goals, safety, and every day challenges. Once the employees have left for the routes you monitor there productivity. Throughout the day if you are not training or coaching on a truck with them you are taking trucks to the garage for maintenance, planning and scheduling, ordering parts or general upkeep around the depot. You are at the depot when the employees return from there route at the end of the day. You assist with the close out process and coach to there results.
Pros
Fair wages, flexible schedule, benefits
Cons
Local management, unrealistic goals
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3.0
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Good place to work for single people. Not great for those with a family life.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Weatherford, OKNovember 17, 2018
Checking truck over to make sure its ready for the days route. Management is pretty lax as long as you make your sales goals. Very little workplace culture because you work as your own business. Very seldom see other route sales people. The hardest part of the job is time away from home and missing family and kids events because of the work schedule. The enjoyable part of the job is getting to know customers, what they like and earning their trust.
Pros
Great products, Employee discounts
Cons
Long hours, as with most direct sales jobs, and make up days for holidays and when vehicle breaks down.
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decent place to work
Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) –  Salina, KSNovember 15, 2018
It was not the job i wanted but it wasn't an awful place to work. There was alot of turn over and the pay is not enough for the hard work you have to do there.
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company going thru a culture change
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLNovember 12, 2018
my typical day involved holding sales meetings every day to motivate the sales force. Handle all customer calls and manage all of the routes to ensure profitability and efficiency
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A fun job made a nightmare
RSR Driver (Current Employee) –  Towanda, PANovember 12, 2018
Enjoy seeing customers, but the micromanaging and the messed up Metrics make an otherwise decent job a total nightmare. Always rushing, forced to exceed speed limits in order to get route done.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Way too little pay, too many hours at work, horrible working conditions
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Poor
Dsd (Former Employee) –  LeesportNovember 10, 2018
Do not work for this company they egg like they’re really about safety but they’re not they were lied to you and make you take bonuses or pay for your CDL training at all to keep you working in unworkable conditions with very very little pay They won’t explain to you the overtime to after you sign the paper and then expect you to stay and commit to working long pays for less money don’t NOT be fooled by the paid training, balances are paid CDL training is all set up Very high turn over which means more work. Don’t waste your time
Pros
None except the little money they pay you
Cons
Low pay, to many hours and no driver should be driven to rush to make stops
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route sales
Route Sales (Former Employee) –  New Albany, INNovember 10, 2018
10 hour days required on residential route
new product training
monthly quota contests
commission paid weekly
straight commission pay structure after training
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Work culture
Reach Truck Operator (Former Employee) –  Florence, KYNovember 9, 2018
Very fast paced..The pay is very low for the responsibility expected from the employees.. Health benefits needs to be adjusted to a more affordable situation..
Pros
Stable job
Cons
Alot of overtime
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I like working for the company
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Tempe, AZNovember 9, 2018
A great company to work for/ I would recommend it.Great products,
great management.Meeting new people, learning new product lines
Flexibility in scheduling.
Pros
flexibilty
Cons
none
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Senior Management is horrible. Blind leading the blind.
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  NE RegionNovember 9, 2018
If the Korean company looking to buy this company knew how senior managers treat employees they would get out of Dodge. The NE RVP is the nothing more than a bully and a puppeteer of Zone Managers. The company will NEVER succeed with the management in place. They say you can be open and transparent....I beg to differ. More like open and hold grudges. 17 years of my life I'll never get back. If you are applying for an AM or ZM position in the NE area.......Stay away.
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The AM is asked to do everything
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 6, 2018
The area manager position is asked to run the show which includes run routes, unload semis, fix trucks, manage business, sometimes load trucks all while managing the normal day to day operations while be underpaid! The business changed in the past 5-8 years and it is no longer employee focused. Upper management micro manages the AM everyday which leads to friction and then falls on the RSR.
Pros
Great employee discount on the product
Cons
Upper management, work life balance
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