Flowers Foods
3.0 of 5 31 reviews
www.flowersfoods.com Thomasville, GA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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75% 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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Wonderful company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsGreat advancement opportunities within the company. The company cares about its employees.

ConsCan be demanding at times, but it is also very rewarding.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what is happening locally.

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hard work a lot of hours can make a lot of money

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

Proswork at your pace is good

Consto many hours in a day

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fast past.

Maintenance Engineer (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 3 years

Prosthe benefits are great! and the people are very helpful . management has a firm grasp on what is going on out on the floor. employee safety comes first1

ConsThe summer heat is challenging.

Advice to Senior Managementprofit sharing would be a great incentive!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tried.overworked.exhausted. no holidays.no weekends.unfriendly environment.one week vacation.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Flowers Foods full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay moderate work, friendly office personal,

ConsIts not a set schedule for any of the shifts. Your title could be night but you find your self there in middle of day.You have to stay till finish and it could be 16 hours. No training available for machines.leads are not involved.breaks are prolong and each person goes one at time.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry harder get involved

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales manager

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Bluefield, WV (US)

I worked at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood Pay, benefits, hard work, but rewarding, great company for long career, great customer service if employees are trained properly

Conslong hours, putting people in positions that they have no ideal that the hell they are doing just because they held a position with some company they just bought out, and over looking great loyal employees that have given them years of service

Advice to Senior Managementbe aware of what is going on more at local plants even if you have to have spy to keep u informed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not what they say they are Bailey St is not safe place to work

Engineering (Current Employee)
North Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThere are no Pros Here, you will get screwed

ConsManagement could care less if you work hard to try & to get promoted ,If you are not one of the good old boys your S.O.L Management at Plant level needs to be looked at, along with HR
they THINK THEY CAN GET OVER ON EVERYONE, You can not trust anyone there,

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Racial Conflict

Engineer (Former Employee)
Tucker, GA (US)

I worked at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood pay , friendly environment , clean,Secure

Consracial problems , no access to knowledge needed to perform your job properly

Advice to Senior Managementchange supervision and executive pres.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a Lean manufacturing facility

Engineering Technician (Former Employee)
Denton, TX (US)

I worked at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat Pay and benefits, Outstanding safety training (Kudos Doc!)

ConsPoor work/life balance, total lack of employee engagement and empowerment, any efforts/suggestions for industry standard process improvements are discourage. Generally, extremely poor "shop floor" employee moral.The only issues causing more concern than the facility's sanitation techniques are upper management's moral and ethical values. Poor follow-through by the maintenance manager to ensure adequate parts, supplies and training are provided, little support from all but one lead, one supervisor, and one assistant chief engineer my 2-year experience there (Kudos Nguyen, John, and Jeff!)

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter education and training in Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma certification requirements for Lead + positions would reduce scrap and increase production. A shift from "reactive" to Total Productive Maintenance would decrease unplanned maintenance significantly, reducing the need for mandatory overtime. Any planning and scheduling between maintenance and production would enable at the very least the facilitation of a ‘reasonably” effective preventative maintenance plan. The maintenance plans (work cards) in a majority of instances do not coincide with the equipment in place. Considering the facility has been operational for over 8 years (at the time) and this has not been corrected speaks volumes of the mismanagement of the department head’s lack of dedication to improve conditions, processes, and efficiency as well as extreme lack of education, experience, and proficiency for the position.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company has I/T issues

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat product, great production, good distribution.

ConsI/T not innovative, behind the times in technology, not willing to change

Advice to Senior ManagementFind someone who can lead an I/T department and actually introduce new/improved technology instead of only doing what is begged from the business. Sure its a "Good Ol' boys" club and things have worked for a hundred years but eventually the old, tired establishment will pass into the night and then where will the company be?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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it is a good but a shady company

Independent Distributor (Current Employee)
Lafayette, LA (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than a year

Prosthe money is honestly the best part of this job

Conseverything else is shady and not ethical

Advice to Senior Managementlet the independent distributor be independent !!!!!!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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