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Senior level management not supportive.
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Payson, UTMay 24, 2018
Majority of senior level managers have no experience with positions they oversee. Support is lacking. Managers provide targets but provide little assistance in reaching those targets. Training is minimal. They have high expectations but do not understand the reality of what is acheivable or in what time frame.
Pros
None
Cons
Unreasonable expectations with no work/life balance. 60+ hours/week.
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Hard work fun working people, going door to door.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 17, 2018
Great company to work for the company was in your corner. They gave every thing you needed to do the job. good hard working co-workers committed to get the job done.
Pros
good pay and benifits.
Cons
Leadership not so good.
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Service Operations Specialist (Current Employee) –  229 Bucheimer Rd Frederick, MDMay 15, 2018
I work with many levels of management within the company to increase sales and retain customers as part of a team within our local depot. I love the customer interaction every day and the problem solving I get to work on.
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Good discount on products
Driver/Sales (Former Employee) –  Evansville, INMay 14, 2018
Long Hours With very little support. No management at the depot and when mangers come in to cover each one has different rules. Schwans states that they care about there employees but we was forced to work on overtime on Saturdays when trucks broke down and after all holidays.
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Lots of Hours
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILMay 10, 2018
Work lots f hours start early end late. No time for home. Competitive environment. Not a good idea to be sick because you wil just have to run your route on the weekend.
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Hourly Employee (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 9, 2018
good company to work for and develop with, does a great job of allowing leadership to grow. They need to create additional locations to continue to build talent base.
Pros
very good senior leadership
Cons
limited plant locations in major cities
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Stay away
RSR Driver (Former Employee) –  MOMay 9, 2018
No work/life balance.I have never worked for a company that has no clue what your job is,yet daily makes decisions directly impacting you.Far behind the times equipment, business goals.No care as to what you have to say,even if it actually helps improve sales.Trucks break down all the time, average miles on the trucks at my depot is 145k.Unrealistic sales goals.Navigation that doesn't work,handhelds that lock up,trucks not loaded with what you need.On and on and on,but it doesn't matter,they have no interest in changing for the better.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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roach infestation
Packer/Tech (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 3, 2018
A typically day is being grossed out with roaches, water bugs, wasps, and any crawling insect. sometimes it is so bad with the plumbing you have to evacuate the building because the plumbing is stopped up and running on the floor
Pros
anyone can be hired
Cons
management is like trump
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Service Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Valley Center, KSMay 3, 2018
Extremely unmotivated and hostile work environment over the last couple of years. 13 plus hour days and for some staff travel unexpectedly to other locations to cover when short handed, sometimes even for weeks at a time. Very poor upper management. Sales staff thoughts and opinions never recognized and if they were they were not taken seriously. Turnover is rampant at this company with no bright spot ahead. They simply work you to death with absolutely no respect to work/life balance. The Home Service side of this company is headed in a downward spin that they are not going to be able to recover from. Only the subsidiary's are keeping them afloat and with constant changes and turnover of the Home Service upper management and CEO's I don't see this company rebounding.
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We have been good for each other
Area Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Marshall, MNApril 27, 2018
I started with Schwans many years ago. I have had the opportunity to travel and work with great people thru my years. I have learned much and have been challenged to become better at every aspect of my career.
Pros
work
Cons
health care
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Enjoyable place to work
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Freeport, ILApril 27, 2018
Started in warehouse loading trucks which was very simple and simple minded. Manager and co worker were great. Hours were low per week but the pay was pretty good.
Pros
15 min breaks every 2 hours. Discounts, benefits, simple minded and fun job.
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Loved my job
Consumer Care Representative (Former Employee) –  Marshall, MNApril 25, 2018
This was a great experience with a great team to start my journey in my career. I had many chances for advancement however, job security was always a question.
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Established company, good culture
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Marysville, MIApril 23, 2018
Usual hours of work for a route sales representative 10 A.M. - 8:30 P.M., M-F. Good salary pay with some commission, but the salary is your mainstay. All major benefits included. Management will vary from location to location. Great discount on the food. There is some pressure to meet the sales and new customer goals in a changing retail and delivery environment, but support is available to help you meet them if you are willing to do the work. The best part is being out on the road, and not in an office every day, and building long term relationships with customers. Company is very focused on safety with zero tolerance mobile device use policy, which has helped prevent accidents and employees always have the right to stop unsafe work.
Pros
Employee discount on food, interaction with customers
Cons
Not home on any weekday evenings
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Good company to work for if your Sales Manager knows what he or she is doing
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Long Island, NYApril 20, 2018
Only problem is that the commission rate for the sales force is very low.Upper managers are very good but some of the day to day managers did not know how to manage..
Pros
not a hard job
Cons
better have a good boss if not the job is a night mare
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Long hours
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Payson, UTApril 19, 2018
Schwan's isn't the worst place to work. With a good supportive team, the day can be fun and stress-free. However, you end up driving a large frozen food truck around for several hours a day all by yourself. The average day is anywhere from 12-16 hours long.
Pros
Discounts and extra reward points on product
Cons
long hours
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Mismanaged
ABM (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MNApril 17, 2018
Not a Marketing company - Sales driven organization. Very shortsighted.
Salary low vs. peer companies.
Total comp low vs. peer companies
Career prospects are low.
Pros
Cares about people.
Cons
Tactical, short-term oriented, dim career prospects, poor pay.
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productive working
Machine Operator 1 (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 16, 2018
working on packing orders and stacking cases to make a order complete also racking off product for the slicing department and mixing product to make the best product for the costumer
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Terrible
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Freeport, ILApril 14, 2018
Was supposed to be full time, only received 40 hours 2 weeks while working their. Was very stressful as supervisor and co-worker were hostile which began to affect my health and home life.
Pros
Benefits
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Great if your Single
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Sioux Falls, SDApril 13, 2018
This job can be very rewarding if your looking to spend the time 4 days a week. You can make a good amount of money if you put the time and effort into it but don't think it will happen from 9am to 5 pm. most of your business will happen from 5pm until 9pm when people are home!
Pros
Great food, meet a lot of great people
Cons
Long Days
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very fast paced job
Location Manager (Former Employee) –  Beaumont, TXApril 11, 2018
I started as a route representative after two years i was promoted to location manager an relocated to Lafayette Louisiana where i was responsible for two depots
Pros
20 percent discount on schwans food
Cons
long work days
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