Flowers Foods

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Flowers Foods Reviews

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

    Love learning new stuff.

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    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    They treat me as an employee, without any benefits.

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away stay far away

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow but steady

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    • 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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Flowers Food Has Put Me In The Poor House.

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    • 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
  7.  

    Flowers is a great company to work for.

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job sometimes

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fast paced environment thats money driven.

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and underpayed

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Some of the drivers are nice and I like my co-workers

    Cons

    I would be here all day naming them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give workers incentive to want to stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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