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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
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Flowers Foods

  1. "Company has I/T issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (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 Management

    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?


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    "This is Hell."

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    Current Employee - Indexer in Brattleboro, VT
    Current Employee - Indexer in Brattleboro, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Flowers Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation is the only good thing about working here. You soon learn that money isn't everything. Some people are nice and helpful but they're quick to shut you down the moment you make an honest mistake. It's awesome having one 10 minute break after a 12 hr. shift. :( This place is great for people who aren't going anywhere in life, are considering suicide, and love choking on flower dust to the point of which you pass out and end up in a pile of moldy bread that's being shipped to the nearest pig farm.

    Cons

    The factory can get very hot in the summer. Up to 110 degrees!! The management is absolutely clueless and they are very demeaning to their employees. They do not train you and they expect you to know everything the moment you walk in.

    Advice to Management

    You should all be fired because your holding this company back. Treat your employees with respect and maybe they won't walk off the job!!

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