Flowers Foods

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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
47 Reviews
3.3
47 Reviews
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Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
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  1. 4 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
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need more management support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Benifits are ok, good products.

    Cons

    low pay no management support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more time in the market

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not Happy At All

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Owner
    Current Employee - Route Owner

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Work by yourself without someone constantly working with you breathing down your neck.Money at one time was very good.

    Cons

    The guy above me says it all I rarely get a paycheck anymore I made good money last year.I went out due to illness for 5mths for a surgery and came back to NOT getting a paycheck no matter what my route made that week.I work everyday and very hard I have been in this business for over 20yrs working at diffrent companies and this is the WORST! I have lost everything due to this company never paying me I dont know how they expect me to pay for my gas when I work a full week and they tell m I owe THEM 400$ at the weeks end How does this happen and no I make sure my stale is under the % which im allowed.I cant figure out the pay checks I have no idea how they figure it out and ive asked to be shown how to do it and no one can show me because its "Not their job" im living off of NOTHING and they dont give a damn!! Its so bad im almost thinking of leaving it and letting the route go eventhough I put so much hard work into it. I dont know how they can live with themselves they are getting paid for what I do every week but I dont??? I have asked again and again for help but they pass it on to the next person who passes it to the next and where does that leave me? BROKE!! I cant stand this company I hate it I wish I never came here im losing everything I have because of this company I hope you all read this im writing to the big wigs can you see whats going on ? Do you just not care about the people that take your product to the stores? NO you dont!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your drivers are telling you and know that we need a steady paycheck every week just like you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8.  

    One of the best companies I've worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Business Analyst
    Former Employee - SAP Business Analyst

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Stable job. Relatively stress free. Great environment. Effective & friendly peers & seniors. All employees treated with respect. This is a company that truly values its employees. Would highly recommend.

    Cons

    Relatively fewer opportunities for huge advancements in technology.
    Number of vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a terrific job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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