Area Manager (Former Employee) – Payson, UT – May 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.
Unreasonable expectations with no work/life balance. 60+ hours/week.
Service Operations Specialist (Current Employee) – 229 Bucheimer Rd Frederick, MD – May 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.
Driver/Sales (Former Employee) – Evansville, IN – May 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.
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.
Packer/Tech (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 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
Service Operations Specialist (Former Employee) – Valley Center, KS – May 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.
Area Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Marshall, MN – April 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.
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Marysville, MI – April 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.
Employee discount on food, interaction with customers
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Payson, UT – April 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.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – April 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!