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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 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great potential long term career opportunities (in 13 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. Helpful (2)

    "They treat me as an employee, without any benefits."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Money can be good. Working without a supervisor watching over me(When they are not out to get you.) Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    No benefits. 24/7 on call. Poor communication from sales management. Complicated pay checks(Too many unexplained charges/changes.) Sales management started to really try and dictate our schedules in 2011.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate directly to distributors and not through sales managers. Stop micromanaging distributors.


  2. "The work is hard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery/Line in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Bakery/Line in Denton, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good match on 401K
    Employee insurance covered
    Easy drive to work

    Cons

    Automated plant but never enough people when you need them
    Micromanagement
    No organizational structure
    HR not helpful

    Advice to Management

    Quality control should be job one.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Product, Bad People"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Top quality product. Parent Company Flowers Foods is really strong in the bread market

    Cons

    poor upper management, no communication, very confusing environment, over priced product compared to other brands. Company restructured with flowers foods, but kept the same people that bankrupt the company in the first place!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead weight at the top, think about better price for the consumer,


  4. "Racial Conflict"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tucker, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good pay , friendly environment , clean,Secure

    Cons

    racial problems , no access to knowledge needed to perform your job properly

    Advice to Management

    change supervision and executive pres.


  5. "Tried.overworked.exhausted. no holidays.no weekends.unfriendly environment.one week vacation."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay moderate work, friendly office personal,

    Cons

    Its not a set schedule for any of the shifts. Your title could be night but you find your self there in middle of day.You have to stay till finish and it could be 16 hours. No training available for machines.leads are not involved.breaks are prolong and each person goes one at time.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder get involved


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Paying for all their problems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Hours, Fun people to work with outside of flowers. Good Pay when you get it

    Cons

    Company tells you in one sentence to push product then in the next wants to watch stales. have created competition for themselves and now have no clue how to control stale. Route Owners pay for allowances and have no control on them so they continue to go up and up. Good job to get into the business but not a long tern career

    Advice to Management

    Listen to distributors.
    Get people in management that have RUN routes successfully.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worked as an Independent Distributor. You are not really independent."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Flowers Foods as a contractor

    Pros

    There are no pros to this job.

    Cons

    You work seven days a week. No vacation unless you want to pay to take a vacation. Therefore, no vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Do something productive instead of sitting in your office.

  8. "It's a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Only good thing is its a paycheck

    Cons

    Company does not care about employees. Management and HR department is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Get qualified people with integrity


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not as great as the sales speach"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Independent Distributor
    Former Contractor - Independent Distributor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods as a contractor

    Pros

    You can make your schedule (kind of)
    It can be fun, and rewarding
    Not all managers are bad people (mine had my back)

    Cons

    I haven't received my equity check/last weeks worth of pay in over a month (sent to wrong address, and idk wtf they are waiting for)
    Management is all over the place.
    Poor communication between Dist. and Management
    Sometimes they micromanage your "business"
    Sometimes you don't get paid, and shrink cant be explained all of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Love your distributors, don't chain them up like dogs. Also get better distributor relations people.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Treats Distributors Like Garbage"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Flowers Foods as a contractor

    Pros

    Great pay if you own a good route.
    Sales managers can be good.

    Cons

    Tell you that you're independent but treat you like employees.
    Try to get as much money from you when possible, but won't help when you are missing money


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