You are replaceable and they have no problem replacing you
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Weyers Cave, VA – February 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.
It is a job
Management, pay, work to pay ratio, no raises, hours, inconsistency, no respect
Driver/Delivery/ Sales (Former Employee) – Dyersville, IA – February 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
Interaction among customer/ driver/delivery person
Compensation above average but Culture changed negatively
Regional General Manager (Former Employee) – Walton, KY – February 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.
Route Service Manager (Former Employee) – Summerfield, FL – February 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!
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Cranberry, PA – February 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
food discount, meeting people
corporate does not seem to care about you as an individual
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.
Route Sales Rep (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – February 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.
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.
Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – February 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.
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Shartlesville, PA – February 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.
RSR Driver (Former Employee) – midwest us – February 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.
Very stressful almost impossible to do the job correctly.
I worked alone for 7 hours a day but enjoyed it most days
warehouse manager/senior material handler (Current Employee) – Lovington, NM – February 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