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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated November 30, 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 32 reviews)

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

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  1. "Area Sales Director"

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people, and great opportunity for career advancement.

    Cons

    There are no cons at flowers foods


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Sales in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    401k
    BCBS
    Weekly pay
    Off Christmas

    Cons

    Family Life
    Unusually long hours
    Job stability
    Work most holidays

    Advice to Management

    Value the families of those which work for you

  3. "Good experience as an employee. Because bread is made here and there is need of warmth to activate the yeast."

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    Current Employee - C Grade Maintenance Engineer in Batesville, AR
    Current Employee - C Grade Maintenance Engineer in Batesville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bosses. Good benefits. Currently (2017) the director is hands on daily. All levels of management and supervision are hard working and most are extremely polite.

    Cons

    Very hot in summer months. A point system is used to control absences. Too many points will cause delayed advancement.


  4. 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


  5. "Purchase route"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Start out with great pay

    Cons

    Once buying route the trucks mess up the sales go down and the management sucks


  6. "Ran like a three ring circus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive

    Cons

    The supervisors here are a joke they think they can talk to you any way they want if you like to be belittled and mistreated this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to respect your employees.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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,


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