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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated December 7, 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 17 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. "Good money, bad hours and pain"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods as a contractor

    Pros

    Good money, no boss right over your shoulder most of the time

    Cons

    Wake up early. Your back will always hurt. Management doesn't care about you.


  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. 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


  4. "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


  5. "Maintenance mechanic"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. 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.


  7. "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.

  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. "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, management is nice and will work with you if you have any work issues.

    Cons

    no paid time off after 90 days, no time with family

    Advice to Management

    Employees need consecutive days off to recoop and spend time with family. also time off after 90 days.


  10. "Please get what you are worth"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A place that allows you to advance in the company.

    Cons

    It's a very Hot place to work


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