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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated November 30, 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 16 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. "Area Sales Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people, and great opportunity for career advancement.

    Cons

    There are no cons at flowers foods


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales representative"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Ran like a three ring circus"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive

    Cons

    The supervisors here are a joke they think they can talk to you any way they want if you like to be belittled and mistreated this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to respect your employees.


  4. "Good experience as an employee. Because bread is made here and there is need of warmth to activate the yeast."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - C Grade Maintenance Engineer in Batesville, AR
    Current Employee - C Grade Maintenance Engineer in Batesville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bosses. Good benefits. Currently (2017) the director is hands on daily. All levels of management and supervision are hard working and most are extremely polite.

    Cons

    Very hot in summer months. A point system is used to control absences. Too many points will cause delayed advancement.


  5. "Flowers can make you money or break your back"

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    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor in Allen, TX
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have a chance to make good money if you have the right route.

    Cons

    No vacation, no days off, clueless management. The whole experience has gone downhill the past 2 years and it’s not getting any better.


  6. "No one knows what's going on with the company. Salaried are in fear for their jobs."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any, none.

    Cons

    Everyone wants to tell everyone what to do.

    Advice to Management

    Karma


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are wanting to advance within the organization - there is growth. Management has always shown great commitment to their employees.

    Cons

    There aren't very many - but middle mgmt. could work with their employees to ensure their growth and future with the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Mgr"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, consistent, great products, good benefits

    Cons

    Going through structure changes and throw out the old folks

    Advice to Management

    Find a job with less stress and a sable future


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sponge mixer"

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    Current Employee - Sponge Mixer in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Sponge Mixer in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home. don't have to travel

    Cons

    Not paid well. under paid

    Advice to Management

    Pay better and with better benefits


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Any Job Is Better Than This!!!!! Save Yourself.!! RUN!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Delivery Driver in North East, PA
    Current Employee - Route Delivery Driver in North East, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your "Somewhat" out on your own all day. lots of overtime.

    Cons

    They are Comstantly not picking things. No personal life once you start here. If you don't end up buying the route your covering, you will be "Let Go" and they will make up some Fake Reason Why.. They don't tell you when you start that when the route your on is built up enough for them to sell and make plenty of money on, that if you don't buy it, your no longer needed. Ask anyone who owns a route.. They were once the same as you, Basicly a Temp because your not even hired by Flowers or actually Work for Flowers. You work for a hiring agency and They are the ones paying you..

    Advice to Management

    Stop contacting workers andet them work. They Don't know yet that the areal Reaskn your doing this js because you want to sell the route to them or fire them if they are smart enough not to take it..


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