Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. You get out what you put in. Wonderful place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative
    Current Employee - District Sales Representative

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very competitive pay, family-like work environment, great benefits, job security, many locations nationwide, fast paced, high demand for help, awesome leadership in management, Christian based

    Cons

    long hours, requires very high level of dedication, tough physical and mental work

    Advice to Management

    trim the fat...... get rid of the people not performing and let the best run the show


  2. Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    its a job I guess that's it

    Cons

    Do not care about employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not as great as the sales speach

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can make your schedule (kind of) It can be fun, and rewarding Not all managers are bad people (mine had my back)

    Cons

    I haven't received my equity check/last weeks worth of pay in over a month (sent to wrong address, and idk wtf they are waiting for) Management is all over the place. Poor communication between Dist. and Management Sometimes they micromanage your "business" Sometimes you don't get paid, and shrink cant be explained all of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Love your distributors, don't chain them up like dogs. Also get better distributor relations people.


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  5. It's a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Burlington, VT

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Only good thing is its a paycheck

    Cons

    Company does not care about employees. Management and HR department is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Get qualified people with integrity


  6. Helpful (1)

    worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker in Thomasville, GA
    Current Employee - Worker in Thomasville, GA

    I have been working at Flowers Foods (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work indoors most of the time

    Cons

    slave driven rush,rush,rush yet safety is preached if you get hurt you're on your on cause its on paper signed(sometimes) so dammed if you do and dammed if you don't. Pay for what is done by techs SUCKS for the expectation of you. Don't get me wrong I''m a firm believer of fair days work for fair days pay (lol) if you work shift an stuff goes array you are stuck!!!

    Advice to Management

    don't have clicks(favorite workers) your shift workers are there to put out small fires not stay over and bail out days!!


  7. Long hours, high demand. median wages. decent benefits. High opportunity for promotion.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good promotion opportunities within a consistently growing and expanding company.

    Cons

    Non competitive pay within industry

    Advice to Management

    Make pay more aligned with work load expected. Need better compensation for employees.


  8. laborer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good boss good equipment and good values

    Cons

    weather permitting, work in the rain

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing


  9. This company is a great place to start your career after college!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work for a long period of time

    Cons

    No bad comments about the job


  10. overall good but lots of problems that need to be addressed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Routesales in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Routesales in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the freedom and owning your own route

    Cons

    early morning hours are tough

    Advice to Management

    update the hand held that we work with


  11. Helpful (2)

    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 Management

    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.



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