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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Flowers Foods President and CEO Allen L. Shiver
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Pros
  • Good pay for the work you're doing (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great potential long term career opportunities (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours,minimal compensation for hard work (in 29 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly staff and management, wonderful benefits, truly care about their employees. Best paying job and benefits in the area.

    Cons

    Little time off, very hot in summer months


  2. "Rough work, fair pay"

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    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay, some schedule flexibility, not confined to one building all day

    Cons

    Inconvenient early hours, long hours, no vacation, no benefits, no sick days

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to provide vacation relief. Almost all the route drivers are at or past burnout stage.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree Corners, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with room to grow.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to report.


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  5. "Independent Operators bullied by Managment"

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    Current Employee - Independent Operator in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Independent Operator in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    full time work at a fair wage to start

    Cons

    No communication, after some time passes Flowers reduces commisions and stale allowable


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice job very nice people

    Cons

    None really like working there

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  7. "clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the privilege to work with the public , and provide excellent customer service and 100% customer satisfaction to be given daily .the discount you receive while working in flowers foods .

    Cons

    you may encounter or run into some rude customers, but you must remain calm patient and professional the customer is always right

    Advice to Management

    pay people what they are worth, equal pay for equal work show initiative , and treat people the way you wish to be treated


  8. "Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Clerk in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Flowers Foods part-time

    Pros

    Discounts on products. No late nights.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Heavy work, most weekends, 30 minute lunch on a 9 hour shift, no breaks, all holidays

    Advice to Management

    Your turnover would be lower if you provide your employees with work/life balance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Flowers is a pretty average job can be frustrating at times."

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    Current Employee - Wrap Operator in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Wrap Operator in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Yearly Bonus, and Vacation time monthly meetings to let u know what's going on in the bakery. Lots of overtime if u want it . Increase your knowledge of the bakery industry. Open door policy.

    Cons

    Poor equipment quality, not a lot of room for advancement, no family and work life balance. Employees who are not flowers don't care about the job anymore


  10. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Branch Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Branch Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, opportunity to move up in the company

    Cons

    Long hours for the pay


  11. "Flowers Foods"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Prospective Distributor in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Prospective Distributor in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent, thats about it.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, no time off, management lacks drive or aptitude to succeed in Jackson area market

    Advice to Management

    The old school way of running things doesn't work anymore. please try and fix it.


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