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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated February 20, 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 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "The problems that you have are not handled correctly."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Montgomery, AL

    Pros

    professional growth is permitted to a degree.

    Cons

    little personal time off to spend with family.

    Advice to Management

    treat people fairly


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    "it is a good but a shady company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Independent Distributor in Lafayette, LA
    Current Freelancer - Independent Distributor in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the money is honestly the best part of this job

    Cons

    everything else is shady and not ethical

    Advice to Management

    let the independent distributor be independent !!!!!!!!!


  3. "Company has I/T issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, great production, good distribution.

    Cons

    I/T not innovative, behind the times in technology, not willing to change

    Advice to Management

    Find someone who can lead an I/T department and actually introduce new/improved technology instead of only doing what is begged from the business. Sure its a "Good Ol' boys" club and things have worked for a hundred years but eventually the old, tired establishment will pass into the night and then where will the company be?


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  5. "ok flexible schedule, lots of bs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in North Wales, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in North Wales, PA

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

    Pros

    Hours are nice and flexible, if theres nothing going on just some busy work not to much

    Cons

    A lot of BS, drivers dont care about there routes and you have to do a lot of clean up


  6. "OK company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and "independent" distributors are great to work with. Top level management very capable. Very good benefits package compared to what many other companies offer in today's market.

    Cons

    Very little family time! Hours required for job often make it a minimum wage job (80 to 95+ hours a week not uncommon). Mid-level management very weak-- poor communication and direction skills. Not a proactive management style but a reactive style resulting in way too much unnecessary drama.


  7. "hard work a lot of hours can make a lot of money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work at your pace is good

    Cons

    to many hours in a day


  8. "Have to work long hours just to make a decent living"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver Salesman in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Driver Salesman in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are single and have the time then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Not much flexibility for family life as have to work 7 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Drivers do their job and things would go more smoothly. Stop being so secretive with everything.


  9. "Not much to say"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    stable work with chance for promotion

    Cons

    Protects the people who don't work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Okay to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Jamestown, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Jamestown, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay on some jobs

    Cons

    Not so Good pay on some jobs
    Long Hours
    Work everyday except Wednesday and Sunday and sometimes those days


  11. Helpful (1)

    "I had a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends

    I worked at Flowers Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with some great people I enjoyed helping he customers

    Cons

    Not really any con to write

    Advice to Management

    I would have like to be hired on for full time



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