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Not a Lean manufacturing facility

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Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Denton, TX
Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Denton, TX

I worked at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great Pay and benefits, Outstanding safety training (Kudos Doc!)

Cons

Poor work/life balance, total lack of employee engagement and empowerment, any efforts/suggestions for industry standard process improvements are discourage. Generally, extremely poor "shop floor" employee moral.The only issues causing more concern than the facility's sanitation techniques are upper management's moral and ethical values. Poor follow-through by the maintenance manager to ensure adequate parts, supplies and training are provided, little support from all but one lead, one supervisor, and one assistant chief engineer my 2-year experience there (Kudos Nguyen, John, and Jeff!)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better education and training in Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma certification requirements for Lead + positions would reduce scrap and increase production. A shift from "reactive" to Total Productive Maintenance would decrease unplanned maintenance significantly, reducing the need for mandatory overtime. Any planning and scheduling between maintenance and production would enable at the very least the facilitation of a ‘reasonably” effective preventative maintenance plan. The maintenance plans (work cards) in a majority of instances do not coincide with the equipment in place. Considering the facility has been operational for over 8 years (at the time) and this has not been corrected speaks volumes of the mismanagement of the department head’s lack of dedication to improve conditions, processes, and efficiency as well as extreme lack of education, experience, and proficiency for the position.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Flowers Foods

  1.  

    Company has I/T issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great product, great production, good distribution.

    Cons

    I/T not innovative, behind the times in technology, not willing to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find someone who can lead an I/T department and actually introduce new/improved technology instead of only doing what is begged from the business. Sure its a "Good Ol' boys" club and things have worked for a hundred years but eventually the old, tired establishment will pass into the night and then where will the company be?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    it is a good but a shady company

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    Current Employee - Independent Distributor  in  Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Lafayette, LA

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than a 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
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