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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated March 9, 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 28 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Flowers Foods has been a terrific company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    upper maagement has alwayseemedgenualy caring
    when youneed time off you ussualy get it
    the benefitpackage is comparable to other comanies

    Cons

    early mornings are tough to getused to
    long hours


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment, Good Values, opportunity for advacnement

    Cons

    Company Struggling to survive in a competitive environment until purchase by Flowers


  3. "Conservative, well-managed company in growth mode"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thomasville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thomasville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth mode; strong executive management; friendly culture; great work/life balance; good benefit options

    Cons

    Corporate location often does not attract the strongest candidates; slow to implement changes; outdated HR processes; bonus/increases are not based on performance


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  5. "Sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Bluefield, WV
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Bluefield, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, hard work, but rewarding, great company for long career, great customer service if employees are trained properly

    Cons

    long hours, putting people in positions that they have no ideal that the hell they are doing just because they held a position with some company they just bought out, and over looking great loyal employees that have given them years of service

    Advice to Management

    be aware of what is going on more at local plants even if you have to have spy to keep u informed


  6. "very interesting good work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Distributor in Greensboro, NC
    Former Contractor - Distributor in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Flowers Foods as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    be your own boss work own hours

    Cons

    long hours start work early

    Advice to Management

    good management, very helpfull


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RSR in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - RSR in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Support from upper management was outstanding

    Cons

    large delivery area but I had a special route

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs more supervision they tend to be lazy and will pass the buck


  8. Helpful (1)

    "fast past."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the benefits are great! and the people are very helpful . management has a firm grasp on what is going on out on the floor. employee safety comes first1

    Cons

    The summer heat is challenging.

    Advice to Management

    profit sharing would be a great incentive!


  9. "independent distributor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Contractor - Independent
    Current Contractor - Independent
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great income. you control your own pay.

    Cons

    long hours. got to love retail.

    Advice to Management

    drop the price of Tasty Kake


  10. Helpful (1)

    "long hours decent pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Independent Distributor in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Independent Distributor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    you are your own boss to a certain extent
    you set your own schedule
    most of your accounts are already set up
    meet new peopl

    Cons

    make sure your inventory is perfect cause they will charge you back the following week no matter the amount
    your sales manager will always throw you under the bus when talking to your stores about an issue
    they want low stale and full shelves cause it's not their money

    Advice to Management

    grow a pair and stand up for your distributor. without them, you don't get paid.


  11. "good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benifits, good insurance, pay is good

    Cons

    none that I can think of


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