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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Flowers Foods President and CEO Allen L. Shiver
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  • Long hours not worth the compensation (in 30 reviews)

  • Long hours, no work-life balance, all employees are expendable (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benifits, Vacation Time, Employees, Career

    Cons

    Hours, lack of training, Scheduling,


  2. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Crossville, TN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Crossville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits package, wonderful compensation, solid policy structure

    Cons

    negative culture, unreliable hours, favoritism

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Regional Sales Mgr"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable, consistent, great products, good benefits

    Cons

    Going through structure changes and throw out the old folks

    Advice to Management

    Find a job with less stress and a sable future


  4. "Account Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The position is very independent. You don't have a supervisor constantly breathing down your back. Good product line that sells itself.

    Cons

    Early morning hours however it means for the most part an early day. But things can go wrong and make it a very long day.

    Advice to Management

    DSD sales are situational. Meaning you have to have a plan of attack not throwing any product at an account hoping it sells.


  5. "Shipping Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great Benifits
    Weekly pay
    Job stability

    Cons

    Sometimes didn't get a break
    Building needed a lot of updates
    Majority of everything was Manuel then


  6. "Good ole boys"

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    Former Employee - User Services Analyst in Thomasville, GA
    Former Employee - User Services Analyst in Thomasville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    In my department it became where the best ways to get ahead we're either to be African American or do some serious tale kissing.

    Advice to Management

    Help people who are interested in doing their job. Don't change the way you do things just because the ones you want to fail are doing it right.


  7. "Sponge mixer"

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    Current Employee - Sponge Mixer in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Sponge Mixer in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home. don't have to travel

    Cons

    Not paid well. under paid

    Advice to Management

    Pay better and with better benefits

  8. "Decent company. Too much micro managing by some upper management."

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits. Decent working conditions. Somewhat understanding from time to time. Pretty fair on annual raises when one is being reviewed.

    Cons

    Expects too much as far as being a manager. Really No family time at all, Which they seem to talk highly on this. You as a manager are on call 24 / 7.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that one person can only do one job with having time to do it completely.


  9. "4 years experience managing $60m in account sales"

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    Current Employee - National Account Director in Falmouth, ME
    Current Employee - National Account Director in Falmouth, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do not micro manage their employees and are very family oriented. There is limit stress which makes it easy to come to work everyday

    Cons

    Compensation is under the national average and we are extremely top heavy with upper level management. Many of us are in dead end jobs and get our measly 3% raise every year

    Advice to Management

    Hold everyone accountable and compensate the director level and below better so we are not looking elsewhere for jobs


  10. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Crossville, TN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Crossville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are incredible. Also job security is a plus.

    Cons

    You do not have a set schedule.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have a somewhat set schedule. Possibly something like a Monday thru Thursday or Friday and then a weekend shift crew.


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