Flowers Foods

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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 26 September, 2014
Updated 26 September, 2014
39 Reviews
3.2
39 Reviews
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Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
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    fast past.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    the 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

    Cons

    The summer heat is challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    profit sharing would be a great incentive!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay moderate work, friendly office personal,

    Cons

    Its 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try harder get involved

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales manager

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    long 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not what they say they are Bailey St is not safe place to work

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

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

    Pros

    There are no Pros Here, you will get screwed

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Racial Conflict

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Tucker, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tucker, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    good pay , friendly environment , clean,Secure

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change supervision and executive pres.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Not a Lean manufacturing facility

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Better 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company has I/T issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great product, great production, good distribution.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find 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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    it is a good but a shady company

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

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

    Pros

    the money is honestly the best part of this job

    Cons

    everything else is shady and not ethical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the independent distributor be independent !!!!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great structure and mangement along with competative pay and great benifits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Denton, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Denton, TX (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In this evergrowing economy this is one job that will always be around so the only reason you could loose this job rests on your own shoulders. Mangement is reasonable with their demands and expectations.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will work more than 40 hours a week but there is no con i really found with this job in the past 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job Bobby, Lee, Amber & Clint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Conservative, well-managed company in growth mode

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Thomasville, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thomasville, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Growth mode; strong executive management; friendly culture; great work/life balance; good benefit options

    Cons

    Corporate location often does not attract the strongest candidates; slow to implement changes; outdated HR processes; bonus/increases are not based on performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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