Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 29 July, 2014
Updated 29 July, 2014
36 Reviews

3.4
36 Reviews
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Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you enjoy working 7 days a week and on call 24 hours a day...this company is for you!!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Working with the independant distributors on increasing their sales. Health care benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Work week for Sales Managers average 70-85 hours per week. Averaged about $12 on high hour weeks. Company cannot convince any qualified people to in essence "purchase" their own job which makes it very hard to develop a competent workforce. Moral is the worst of any company I have ever been associated with. Have sat in on many interviews where prospective distributors are told they can change to better routes if one comes open....then when one comes open they are told that changes are no longer allowed. If you have a family, personal time is virtually non-existant and career advancement to other locations is frowned upon because they have a hard time filling the management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take ideas that differ from upper managements' for increasing sales personal. Help your employees grow by assisting them when they seek promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job sometimes

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

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

    Pros

    Good potential needs time to develope

    Cons

    Bad managment need training and better people skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Money. Career advancement opportunity easily

    Cons

    We work a ton of hot long days

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fast paced environment thats money driven.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bread Distributor
    Current Employee - Bread Distributor

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Freedom to complete the task at your own discretion,better pay,and the tax deductions

    Cons

    no benefits,must pay for your expenses(truck maintenance,gas,whatever)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thats the beauty of it.I'm my own boss.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Route owner has no backing very one sided.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Fast growing company. Some day we (R/O) might make money.

    Cons

    Company growing on the backs of the route owners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the route owners before they go bankrupt, can not afford to keep up with growth of low volume accounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The problems that you have are not handled correctly.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Montgomery, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Montgomery, AL (US)

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    professional growth is permitted to a degree.

    Cons

    little personal time off to spend with family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people fairly

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flowers Foods has been a terrific company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

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

    Cons

    early mornings are tough to getused to
    long hours

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love learning new stuff.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Worker  in  London, KY (US)
    Current Employee - General Worker in London, KY (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not enough time off for sick days.with or without pay we need more time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    They treat me as an employee, without any benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate directly to distributors and not through sales managers. Stop micromanaging distributors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best companies I've worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Business Analyst
    Former Employee - SAP Business Analyst

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Stable 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a terrific job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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