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You are replaceable and they have no problem replacing you
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Weyers Cave, VAFebruary 12, 2018
This is a job, and that’s it. Management doesn’t follow through with promises, and you have to constantly harp on management to get you what you need. I have been chasing a pay issue for almost a year now. They are quick to throw you under the bus. You are replaceable and they know that. They don’t care. If you are hourly they have no problem cutting your hours without warning, and at the same time, give you more task to complete. The fleet is poor managed, and anytime you bring it up you get a talking to as to why you aren’t doing a better job at maintaining your trucks. This is all after they want to save money and not fix stuff, but get upset at you because it is broken. The workload to pay ratio is way terrible. Every few months they change expectations and don’t let you know. To put it like this, I served in the military, and the military is more organized and functioned better than this company does. Any fellow veterans will understand how bad that is. And raises? Forget about it.
Pros
It is a job
Cons
Management, pay, work to pay ratio, no raises, hours, inconsistency, no respect
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Fun job/ customer care interaction
Driver/Delivery/ Sales (Former Employee) –  Dyersville, IAFebruary 11, 2018
I acquired many different skills as far as defensive driving skills/sales/customer service skills. I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with individuals. Hours were very long due to customers working hours and my regular work schedule
Pros
Interaction among customer/ driver/delivery person
Cons
hours
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Compensation above average but Culture changed negatively
Regional General Manager (Former Employee) –  Walton, KYFebruary 11, 2018
Above average compensation, culture changed significantly since the founder. Higher paid individuals where the first to be eliminated regardless of performance. Warehouse operations was not highly valued.
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nice place to work
Facility Manager (Former Employee) –  Marysville, MIFebruary 11, 2018
great place to work, great people to work for, very impressive old style systems that functioned flawlessly. Good work hours and clean work place to work in. Excellent experience.
Pros
great people, food and mangement
Cons
Not my career goal.
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Schwan's Review
Route Sales person (Current Employee) –  Wausau, WIFebruary 10, 2018
Meeting everyday
prep for route
begin route
Finish route & paperwork

I've learned that people are still people. Treat everyone with respect
Management is always there to help and teach the job

The most difficult part of the job is to keep to the schedule of seeing the clients

The best part of the job is meeting friendly faces at there home
Pros
Good steady job
Cons
GPS doesn't always take you to the given location
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My job
Warehouse worker (Former Employee) –  Blackfoot, ID 83221February 9, 2018
Loading and unloading Semis, Stocking and maintaining food trucks, inventory of warehouse and trucks, programming handheld computers for the drivers before they eave for the day.
Pros
Paid holidays
Cons
graveyard shift
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Horrible Work/Life Balance
Route Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Summerfield, FLFebruary 9, 2018
If you ever want to see your family don't apply here! You need to be in at 10am every morning for mandatory meeting and you are not aloud to come back to depot even if you are done for the day until after 8pm and then you have to do all of your banking paperwork! So if your lucky and management doesn't need you for anything else your can go HOME AT 9PM! Once again that's on a good day! Good luck taking vacation time also! they are always understaffed and must be approved by management!
Pros
Made some friends there
Cons
Family Life and Management
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overview
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Cranberry, PAFebruary 8, 2018
If you need a job this will work. They have added different systems which do not work together so they want you to run your manifest in sequence even if sequence make no sense, which in return cuts into your pay since you are commission
Pros
food discount, meeting people
Cons
corporate does not seem to care about you as an individual
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Great place to work
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Raleigh-Durham, NCFebruary 7, 2018
I have enjoyed my time here at the Schwans Food Company. Day to day operations are start time is 1015 sharp. Trucks roll out at 11 and you service people through 8PM. Now most RSR's are back way before that but sometimes you have a late day and have to stay out late. Usually means your having a good sales day. Work is Monday-Friday and sometimes Saturday if you have to call out during the week or you want to pick up a route for someone. But you get paid for it so its not bad at all. plus commission. Commission usual runs 70-140 bucks a week on top of 700 dollars your already earning so the pay is pretty good. Theres different brackets of commission so the higher your sales are the more you get paid! Overall fun job. If you enjoy customer service and enjoy eating food, your having the best of both worlds here.
Pros
pay. discount food. benefits
Cons
management
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Productive and Fun
Route Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZFebruary 6, 2018
It was a very good job and I really enjoyed it, and I would definitely recommend it to anybody. They were really helpful in all the training, they really were helpful with your scheduling and they were very sincere.
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Disorganized
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Moorhead, MNFebruary 3, 2018
The local depot that I work for is extremely unorganized and the management does not communicate important information that would allow the route sales representative the ability to have a greater impact with the customer, thus making it difficult to represent the company in a professional way.
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Worst place to work if you want a life
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Sioux Falls, SDFebruary 2, 2018
Work long hours until 9 or later. Away from family all the time. Each year they seem to come up with more ways to screw over the route drivers with less pay. If your truck breaks down and cant run the route that day they tell you to make it up on your day off. Holidays are a joke. You have to make that day up. With all the changes such as their delivery fee and route changes I have been going down in pay each year. You build a good route and customers love you and then management decides to put you on a different route.
Pros
Food
Cons
Management don't know how to run a business
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Great team members
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Shartlesville, PAFebruary 1, 2018
Schwans was a good company to work for in regards to teamwork and management. The daily interaction dealing with customers was a very big highlight of the job because you would become part of the family. Downside constant adjustment of the paid commission.
Pros
customers, coworkers
Cons
commision changes, long hours
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terrible place to work
RSR Driver (Former Employee) –  midwest usFebruary 1, 2018
Management had no clue what was happening day to say with the deliveries or scheduling of them. Mgmt. was never there if there was a problem. Very poor equipment to work with. Everything from the trucks to the handheld computers kept breaking down. Expect to work 12-14 hrs a day just to try to get the job done.
Pros
decent benifits
Cons
Very stressful almost impossible to do the job correctly.
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I worked alone for 7 hours a day but enjoyed it most days
warehouse manager/senior material handler (Current Employee) –  Lovington, NMFebruary 1, 2018
They are a good company but do to the decisions to keep cutting back on everything it has caused some of us to start doubting it. They are having a hard time but the company has always been good to me and my family
Pros
employee discount, great food
Cons
to much work for one person at times
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good place to work
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Romeoville, ILJanuary 31, 2018
location will give good bonus good heath insurance fun place to work at long days Monday - Friday sat and Sunday Off ...................................
Pros
good pay
Cons
long days
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Fun place to work.
General Manager / Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAJanuary 31, 2018
Had a large part of the state to cover. Hired and train good employees for long time employment. Great product to sale. Created a lot of depot contest to drive sales.
Pros
Great upper management support.
Cons
time
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Good place to work
Tax Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Marshall, MNJanuary 30, 2018
Schwans is a good place to work. Always learning new things and a good team atmosphere. Advancement possibilities are good. Several different career paths available. Career development encouraged.
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long days
Sales and Customer Service (Current Employee) –  germantown , wiJanuary 29, 2018
long days..if any issues completeing your route on a day you work saturdays without extra pay.
no overtime pay. little tolerence. management uses negative reenforcement
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Company with strong roots in the community
Claims Adjuster (Current Employee) –  Marshall, MNJanuary 28, 2018
Has been a great supporter of the community. Working for this company has been a rewarding experience, they have helped me develop professionally. I like the company
Pros
Has a great product
Cons
Has had financial difficulties
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