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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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Flowers Foods President and CEO Allen L. Shiver
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Pros
  • Excellent benefits and good pay (in 20 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great potential long term career opportunities (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work 7 days a week and long hours (in 31 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Independent Route Distirbutor/bread route"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time

    Pros

    Make decent money and business you own and can sell

    Cons

    Work 7 days a week and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Don't offer garbage routes that others did not want


  2. "Now I know how bread is made!"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Production Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pay, 401K and benefits

    Cons

    The work, hours and how dirty it can get. Like Mike Rowe kinda messy type job

  3. "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are wanting to advance within the organization - there is growth. Management has always shown great commitment to their employees.

    Cons

    There aren't very many - but middle mgmt. could work with their employees to ensure their growth and future with the company.


  4. "Maintenance mechanic"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good bunch of people to work for.

    Cons

    Alot of over time required


  5. "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,


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Thomasville, GA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Thomasville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It USED to be a good company to work for...times have changed. Favoritism, nepotism, racism...all run rampant in the corporate IT structure.

    Cons

    Too many challenges to name them all ...IT professionals should stay FAR away... I worked there more than 10 years which was 9 years too long.

    Advice to Management

    Truly investigate some of your internal mid-level managers. They are playing upper management for fools and truly do not know how to manage people fairly.

  8. "No one knows what's going on with the company. Salaried are in fear for their jobs."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any, none.

    Cons

    Everyone wants to tell everyone what to do.

    Advice to Management

    Karma


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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