Flowers Foods

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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 18 October, 2014
Updated 18 October, 2014
42 Reviews
3.1
42 Reviews
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Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
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  1.  

    it is a good but a shady company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  3.  

    Conservative, well-managed company in growth mode

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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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  5.  

    Flowers Bakery of Crossville is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Crossville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Crossville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good wages, good benefits, great people.

    Cons

    Schedule changes due to volume.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Flowers is a great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is good ,I enjoy my co workers, and the companys' culture and values are in line with my own

    Cons

    You work a lot of hours at times and can be a challenge to balance your personal and work life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to management at this time my experience at Flowers thus far has been great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management Buddy Hire System, Piedmont Triad, North Carolina

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros working for this company

    Cons

    In the piedmont NC area. Branch Managent and Assistant Mgmt.are either kin or best buddies. And if they have a friend who wants a job, they will start harassing a worker that they have no liking for in hopes they will quit. Their most used words are, I'm going to fire you., I'm going to write you up, Total verbal harrassment every day and hour you are on the job. Very much a imtimidating and hostile company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to put their friendship aside that they have with the Branch Management and listen more to the workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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 (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
  9. 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!!!!!

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

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (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
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fast paced environment thats money driven.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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