If you're looking at becoming a driver run away and never look back!
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Marshall, MN – June 8, 2018
In two years I endured 5 different managers, each one having their own expectations, managerial style and personality. This creates an unstable and uncertain environment. Turnover rate of 30% or higher is ridiculous. If you have a family or kids, this job is not for you. If you're a single dad just trying to just pay child support for a couple years then this may work o.k.if you don't get fired. You will get about 60 doors to stop at each day. Average of about 10 internet orders and close on 15-20 more to get about $1400 or more per day in food sales to keep the managers off your back.
Training is adequate, other drivers are fun to be around, the leadership can be good or bad depending on location. I've had pretty good managers in Minnesota but they all get fired by territory managers if the depot as a whole does not hit pie in the sky sales goals. I predict that Schwans will not be in business in 5 years. They were not proactive enough and now other food service companies that offer more products are stealing Schwans lunch money. Food discount is ok ~20% off, it's the only way you can afford it. Ice cream is high quality, chicken is good, many other products are overpriced and hard to sell. If you have a good personality and people learn to trust you, you will have a successful route and grow business just fine, if you are just looking for a paycheck you will not.
Work in all weather conditions, poor managers