Flowers Foods

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Denton, TX

    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
  2.  

    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
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Crossville, TN

    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
  3.  

    Management Buddy Hire System, Piedmont Triad, North Carolina

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    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
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  5.  

    Route owner has no backing very one sided.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in San Diego, CA

    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
  6. 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
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    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
  7.  

    Love learning new stuff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Worker in London, KY
    Current Employee - General Worker in London, KY

    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
  8. 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
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in Atlanta, GA

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away stay far away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Work by yourself and are able to work without a supervisor breathing down your neck most of the time

    Cons

    They will give you a big allowance when you start and pait a wonderful picture just to get you to buy a route. Once you are there for a 6 months to a year they will start to cut that allowance. I work 60 hours a week and 7 days a week andI am only bring home $400.00 a week average. I was promised $1000.00 to buy the route. This is a real scam as I am seeing. I should have believed the other route drivers in Oklahoma city that told me this before I bought a route. This is happening to many of us here. Many more have quite cause of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your word. Relize you will make more money if you take care of the ones working hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow but steady

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Good company, family values and managment is fair. Great brands and growing every year. A leader in the bread category.

    Cons

    low pay to start. Hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a great company if your willing to stick it out and work your way up. Get a better handel on local pricing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Flowers Food Has Put Me In The Poor House.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Landover, MD

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Easy purchasing terms. No down payment, flexible credit terms. Anyone with a pulse can own a nature's own bread route.

    Cons

    Heartless management, dissapearing percentages has left me very little to live on. Some weeks because of slow sales, truck repairs or because they freaking feel like it; i may not even get a paycheck after 70hrs of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slavery is illegal in all 50 states. Treat us with respect instead of something you scrape off the bottom of your shoes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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