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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
37 Reviews
3.4
37 Reviews
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Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
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37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay , friendly environment , clean,Secure (in 5 reviews)

  • I worked with some great people I enjoyed helping he customers (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long long hours, seven days a week because you cant afford help, too many unprofitable stops that take up your day (in 6 reviews)

  • Company growing on the backs of the route owners (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company!

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits, and many opportunities to grow and learn.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    overall good but lots of problems that need to be addressed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Routesales in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Routesales in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    the freedom and owning your own route

    Cons

    early morning hours are tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update the hand held that we work with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hard work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Stable work commission based job

    Cons

    Early hours long days

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable satisfying work environment

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Working for Flowers has been challenging but stable.

    Cons

    Sometimes you run into periods of long work days with no time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead thru helping others to aspire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    good benifits, good insurance, pay is good

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    sales manger

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

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

    Pros

    Not many pros. Most unorganized company I have ever seen

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. Long days caused by unorganized management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pleasant but ......... They need to get their priorities in a row .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    You make good money , everyone has great personalities, fun, dont let the "warehouse" fun fool you though , Its very hard work long hours for most . If you dont mind waking up by 1 or 2 a.m I would recommend it . You meet all kinds of great people out on the route .

    Cons

    The only cons to this position is , that the company does not have their priorities in a row , well some of them . They make you service accounts where you do not make any money. We as distributors have never got an answer for why . You call us business owners , If I own this business why can i not decide to stop servicing an account that only makes us lose money ? what business owner wants to service an account that does not provide them revenue? The company makes u waste your time money and energy doing these accounts . They try to push the Tasty Cake name anywhere and everywhere possible even if it doesnt sell ...... Why ? Trying everything possible to make a profit on a company they purchased , that wasnt worth it .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP MAKING US SERVICE NON PROFITABLE ACCOUNTS !!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Paying for all their problems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor

    I have been working at Flowers Foods as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Hours, Fun people to work with outside of flowers. Good Pay when you get it

    Cons

    Company tells you in one sentence to push product then in the next wants to watch stales. have created competition for themselves and now have no clue how to control stale. Route Owners pay for allowances and have no control on them so they continue to go up and up. Good job to get into the business but not a long tern career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to distributors.
    Get people in management that have RUN routes successfully.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay to Work For

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay on some jobs

    Cons

    Not so Good pay on some jobs
    Long Hours
    Work everyday except Wednesday and Sunday and sometimes those days

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Have to work long hours just to make a decent living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver Salesman in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Driver Salesman in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are single and have the time then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Not much flexibility for family life as have to work 7 days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the Drivers do their job and things would go more smoothly. Stop being so secretive with everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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