Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
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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. Distributer

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    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Lawton, OK

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    All the hour you can stand 60 to70.good to feed people good bread.

    Cons

    Company breaks every law in the book, steals you blind. Should be investigated by the feds. What a huge disappointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your distributers, you can not expand your company with out support of your money makers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. This company is a great place to start your career after college!

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    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Villa Rica, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Villa Rica, GA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for a long period of time

    Cons

    No bad comments about the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Worked as an Independent Distributor. You are not really independent.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    There are no pros to this job.

    Cons

    You work seven days a week. No vacation unless you want to pay to take a vacation. Therefore, no vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something productive instead of sitting in your office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. By Far The Worst Company to Work With/For

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    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Villa Rica, GA
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Villa Rica, GA

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Promotions, Compensation, Independent Labor, and thats about it

    Cons

    Office Culture is horrible, Management is unprofessional, training program is dated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May want to starting practicing the values, ethics, and morals you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. overall good but lots of problems that need to be addressed

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    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
  7. 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  8. 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

  9. good work place company in good shape

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    good money and benifits 401k

    Cons

    working hours, and work schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    You can do better than this

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    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You can own a distributorship with no money down

    Cons

    Long long hours, seven days a week because you cant afford help, too many unprofitable stops that take up your day

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    sales manger

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    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

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