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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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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 29 reviews)

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

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  1. "Temp to Hire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Inspector in Goldsboro, NC
    Current Intern - Inspector in Goldsboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flowers Foods as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of hours, great company, simple jobs, nice People to work with. Pride in the company.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts, Safety concerns we're placed by a bad community, really hot during the summer time

    Advice to Management

    I think the higher ups, really need to look in their management. Some are not qualified for their jobs and abuse their power. Creates a difficult work situation, love my job, not so fond of management.


  2. "Sales Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great company for advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Distributor system can be difficult at times


  3. "FBC OF NORFOLK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receiving Clerk in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Receiving Clerk in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get paid every week,get a free loaf of bread with your paycheck every week,management and human resource are always available for any need u may have

    Cons

    Not good communication among the employees,or among the supervisors


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Made over $98,000 in Springfield Illinois! And I wish I never worked here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Owner Operator Route Driver in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Owner Operator Route Driver in Springfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money you make the first few months and the other route driver's. Besides that? Absolutely nothing!

    Cons

    I work for Butternut bread IBC for 13 years and made almost $60 a year. I actually made more money there off 60 and I do at almost $100 at flowers. I read about all the horror stories on here about chargebacks and that is absolutely 100% true! Currently I have not been paid in 6 weeks. Now I've been here 3 years and when I started they promise all of us the would. That's a lie!
    Just like somebody on here said, "Don't be fool!" It's an illusion, Mirage whatever you want to call it? Or the truth, a lie!
    They don't care at all about any of us it's all about the company making money that's it. So they'll get rid of you in a second to bring in somebody with zero experience. Because they'll get your route for nothing and all the increase in value from your hard work they will pocket it when they resell it for three times more than they sold it to you. So after working 90 to 105 hours plus 7 days a week I'm done. This is my last week. No money is worth that! And if anybody thinks that's not bad? That you can handle it? Please, just tried to do that for 3 years without missing a single day and then three years we'll see where you're at? If you still feel the same way after you haven't gotten paid for 6 weeks and still owe them $3900.00 and have to go atleast 4 to 5 more weeks without a pay check.

    An to all owner operator route driver's, your family's and you deserve a lot better than this! I know mine did. I'm divorce now. Like I said no money is worth that..

    Advice to Management

    First, stop hiring Wonder management anywhere they are the worst!! No clue whatsoever! They are the variety Kings of the bread vendors! Remember Dollar Generals were Wonder accounts. They have had forever and they also love having Walgreens and CVS and all the Casey's! Good luck because most likely you be bankrupt. Well, maybe not because we paid for everything that's right.


  6. "You Have Been Warned!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Production Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent starting Pay ($17 for production tech $19 for engineers), and benefits (3 month probation wait)

    Cons

    The LONG hours (12 hour shifts are common, management (depends on their personality), favoritism (it happens everywhere so its no different here), and stuck in their old ways (basically people with 20 years or more experience always have it their way!)

    Advice to Management

    Treat your subordinates with more respect and it will pay in the long run!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Topeka, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro they offer is decent pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, no work-life balance, all employees are expendable.


  8. "Flowers Foods"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great potential long term career opportunities

    Cons

    A lot of time on the job, aggressive working hours.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Flowers foods review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Management and all leadership is terrible. Days off are always random and shifts are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management.


  10. "Production worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pan Puller in Texarkana, AR
    Current Employee - Pan Puller in Texarkana, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Hard working people work out there

    Cons

    Every shift not the same


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Going downhill...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor in Warwick, RI
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor in Warwick, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If I have to say something nice, good pay and hours. Fellow employees are the best part of the company.

    Cons

    Well it's New Year's Day and were the only bread company working. Not the whole company, just the independent guys who they don't pay holiday pay to. Oh and Memorial Day, July 4, Christmas Eve...Truly DO NOT CARE about their employees!

    Advice to Management

    Try working holidays and not see your family!


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