Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Flowers Foods President and CEO Allen L. Shiver
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Pros
  • good pay , friendly environment , clean,Secure (in 5 reviews)

  • You meet all kinds of great people out on the route (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)

  • Route Owners pay for allowances and have no control on them so they continue to go up and up (in 4 reviews)

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  1. No time off

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Lewiston, ME
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Lewiston, ME

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You have a job.they always ask you to do more and there is not enough time to get it done.

    Cons

    You are just a number

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. They have ideas that could save you money


  2. Helpful (1)

    Quality product, poor management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Flowers Foods as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The product is the top in the market.

    Cons

    The management can't decide if they want employees or independent distributors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the production and assist the distributors, not try to control them.


  3. overall good but lots of problems that need to be addressed

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the freedom and owning your own route

    Cons

    early morning hours are tough

    Advice to Management

    update the hand held that we work with


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Company is under staffed because the don't pay management people enough

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have a good product first of all. The independent operators make a decent salary if the territory is good. I've been in route sales over 30 years and make a good salary but I put in the time on my route.

    Cons

    Management is short handed due to lack of income. Why go into management if you can work less hours and get paid more on a route. That's what they will end up doing most of the time. There are routes that are slumping sales on them partly because some of the operators aren't aggressive enough and others that don't have the knowledge to order correctly or distribute the product right. Supervision is always tied up with either running a route or miscellaneous stuff.
    And in what I've seen supervisors are just doing what they are told and not that knowledgeable in route sales. Most of the drivers do not check their pay statement on their portal weekly because Flowers is ripping the drivers off. They aren't giving them credit for all their transactions. Its alarming how much the accounting people screw up and it goes unnoticed by most drivers.

    Advice to Management

    You need to get the bread ties in order in production. Hard to adjust orders when you get same tie colors 2 days in a row. Why can't ALL products have the specified tie color for that particular day!! If you would only increase the shelf life 1 day you would increase sales greatly.


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (5)

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

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    STOP MAKING US SERVICE NON PROFITABLE ACCOUNTS !!!!


  8. Helpful (1)

    I had a good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Flowers Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I worked with some great people I enjoyed helping he customers

    Cons

    Not really any con to write

    Advice to Management

    I would have like to be hired on for full time


  9. Helpful (1)

    Okay to Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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


  10. Not much to say

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    stable work with chance for promotion

    Cons

    Protects the people who don't work


  11. Have to work long hours just to make a decent living

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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