Flowers Foods
2.9 of 5 30 reviews
www.flowersfoods.com Thomasville, GA 5000+ Employees

Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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74% Approve of the CEO

Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese

George E. Deese

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Flowers Foods has been a terrific company to work for.

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

Prosupper maagement has alwayseemedgenualy caring
when youneed time off you ussualy get it
the benefitpackage is comparable to other comanies

Consearly mornings are tough to getused to
long hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Love learning new stuff.

General Worker (Current Employee)
London, KY (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsThe pay is great,Its close to home,Its a good job.

Consnot enough time off for sick days.with or without pay we need more time off.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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They treat me as an employee, without any benefits.

Route Sales Owner (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsMoney can be good. Working without a supervisor watching over me(When they are not out to get you.) Flexible work hours.

ConsNo benefits. 24/7 on call. Poor communication from sales management. Complicated pay checks(Too many unexplained charges/changes.) Sales management started to really try and dictate our schedules in 2011.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate directly to distributors and not through sales managers. Stop micromanaging distributors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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One of the best companies I've worked for.

SAP Business Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Flowers Foods

ProsStable job. Relatively stress free. Great environment. Effective & friendly peers & seniors. All employees treated with respect. This is a company that truly values its employees. Would highly recommend.

ConsRelatively fewer opportunities for huge advancements in technology.
Number of vacation days.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are doing a terrific job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overworked and underpayed

Discount Store (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsSome of the drivers are nice and I like my co-workers

ConsI would be here all day naming them

Advice to Senior ManagementGive workers incentive to want to stay

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stay away stay far away

Route Sales Owner (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsWork by yourself and are able to work without a supervisor breathing down your neck most of the time

ConsThey will give you a big allowance when you start and pait a wonderful picture just to get you to buy a route. Once you are there for a 6 months to a year they will start to cut that allowance. I work 60 hours a week and 7 days a week andI am only bring home $400.00 a week average. I was promised $1000.00 to buy the route. This is a real scam as I am seeing. I should have believed the other route drivers in Oklahoma city that told me this before I bought a route. This is happening to many of us here. Many more have quite cause of this.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your word. Relize you will make more money if you take care of the ones working hard for you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not Happy At All

Route Owner (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsWork by yourself without someone constantly working with you breathing down your neck.Money at one time was very good.

ConsThe guy above me says it all I rarely get a paycheck anymore I made good money last year.I went out due to illness for 5mths for a surgery and came back to NOT getting a paycheck no matter what my route made that week.I work everyday and very hard I have been in this business for over 20yrs working at diffrent companies and this is the WORST! I have lost everything due to this company never paying me I dont know how they expect me to pay for my gas when I work a full week and they tell m I owe THEM 400$ at the weeks end How does this happen and no I make sure my stale is under the % which im allowed.I cant figure out the pay checks I have no idea how they figure it out and ive asked to be shown how to do it and no one can show me because its "Not their job" im living off of NOTHING and they dont give a damn!! Its so bad im almost thinking of leaving it and letting the route go eventhough I put so much hard work into it. I dont know how they can live with themselves they are getting paid for what I do every week but I dont? I have asked again and again for help but they pass it on to the next person who passes it to the next and where does that leave me? BROKE!! I cant stand this company I hate it I wish I never came here im losing everything I have because of this company I hope you all read this im writing to the big wigs can you see whats going on ? Do you just not care about the people that take your product to the stores? NO you dont!!

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what your drivers are telling you and know that we need a steady paycheck every week just like you

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Need more management support

Account Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsBenifits are ok, good products.

Conslow pay no management support

Advice to Senior Managementspend more time in the market

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Slow but steady

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsGood company, family values and managment is fair. Great brands and growing every year. A leader in the bread category.

Conslow pay to start. Hard work.

Advice to Senior ManagementIts a great company if your willing to stick it out and work your way up. Get a better handel on local pricing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Flowers Food Has Put Me In The Poor House.

Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Landover, MD (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsEasy purchasing terms. No down payment, flexible credit terms. Anyone with a pulse can own a nature's own bread route.

ConsHeartless management, dissapearing percentages has left me very little to live on. Some weeks because of slow sales, truck repairs or because they freaking feel like it; i may not even get a paycheck after 70hrs of work.

Advice to Senior ManagementSlavery is illegal in all 50 states. Treat us with respect instead of something you scrape off the bottom of your shoes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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