Snyder's-Lance

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Snyder's-Lance Reviews

Updated 26 July, 2014
Updated 26 July, 2014
65 Reviews
2.5
65 Reviews
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Carl E. Lee
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Independence somewhat, work alone, meet great people, sheltered from weather mostly, great products, relaxed clothing policy, hire mostly good people (in 3 reviews)

  • Since the merger, all they care about is stock price (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • A living with no benefits at all (in 3 reviews)

  • Was a much better place to work before the merger (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    No Respect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with. Good teamwork

    Cons

    Need new management. They want respect from employees,but employees get no respect from them..Way to many overtime hours..Can't schedule vacation days that you want..Supervisors treat employees terrible. Was a much better place to work before the merger..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with RESPECT!!! Be willing to listen to your employees about bad management, especially supervisors in the company..Hire more people,working to many hours !!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, horrible leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people who work here are great. Ballantyne is also a nice area to work in.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, leadership is horrible at this company. There are no career tracks or goals for a "next step." You do get to learn a lot about the CPG world as you will have to wear many hats because this company is run so lean. There is no communication from management or even within teams.

    I would not suggest working here if you are trying to find a company in which to advance within. Most people end up leaving because they do not promote from within and pay is notoriously low.

    Leadership is also extremely political and known "issues" are often swept under the rug by HR and Sr. Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    S-L Provides Little to No Training/Support to New IBO's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - IBO in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - IBO in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    When you purchase a route you are essentially buying a stream of income - which is fine.

    Cons

    The training and especially the support is a joke. After spending six figures on a route you would think they would train you in a professional manner and answer all your questions when you are new, that is not the case at S-L.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your new IBO's properly. Instead of having them ride with the IBO that is selling the route, combine that experience with high level training commensurate with the amount of money paid by new IBO's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Materials Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lack of positive culture. Management not in touch with current environment

    Cons

    Good Product. Very Marketable in a strong market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop top down management style

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Went from wonderful to horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Whipping Boy
    Current Employee - Whipping Boy

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Snyder's of Hanover was a very good company that had much going for it. Since the merger, all they care about is stock price. Which, all the SR. executives have a stake. So, the idea of empowering employees has gone by the wayside. Now, even with SOH executives, the only concern is how hard we can make our people work so we can get ours... Not very transparent. Sorry, this was supposed to be pros'.

    Cons

    Leadership is not existent. "just do it" is not leadership. Too many "yes" men. Leadership really does not care about the people. Who goes to an outside agency to create your company values and then says, "here they are, live em". Company is prime to be sold as current leadership is incapable of understanding true leadership and how to get results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your values to - Could careless about employees, stab your friends in the back, employees are pawns, show me the money etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Workforce is thin and everyone is stressed to the max, those who want work-life balance get worked out...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have personally learned a lot working here because you have to wear 10 hats as they keep staff lean. Training was actually excellent for my dept.

    Cons

    The nicest people keep getting quietly let go or forced out which makes for BAD morale. Workloads are unbearable and stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the people you've invested in. Educate public on major packaging changes like Lance- people don't recognize it.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Leadership post merger

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Snacks category is growing significantly.....lots of room for continued growth. Several brands are segment leaders.

    Cons

    Serious lack of leadership by senior leaders. Very poor communication to employees led to horrible moral. Top performers quickly left after a year into new S-L launch. There is no infrastructure for development or career-tracking....very much still operating as 2 different companies...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a clear vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Columbus, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Columbus, GA (US)

    I have been working at Snyder's-Lance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Will take inexperienced personnel
    Well known brand within industry
    Potential for growth

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, lower than industry standard pay, poor management (site specific)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new equipment and develop standardized training plans to be utilized across all sites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad idea

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales
    Former Employee - Route Sales

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    You owned your own business and could take off when you wanted as long as your route got done.

    Cons

    The inventory method they used is crazy. You pay for stuff even if you don't sell it that week, no chance of selling back overstock. So some weeks you made no money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat the route sales guys like part of company and not part of the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Potential for greatness was lost post merger

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Snyder's-Lance

    Pros

    People from Lance were great to work with.
    Charlotte is a great place to live

    Cons

    Snyder's management and personnel. Lost focus, trying to do too many things still and nothing is being done well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dave Singer has disappeared and let the company go down hill since the merger. He was on the path to creating a great company but now since the merger it has been downhill and the people are frustrated and unhappy. It used to be a place where your opinion mattered, now it is a place where your opinion is given to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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