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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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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. "Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Technician in Villa Rica, GA
    Former Employee - Technician in Villa Rica, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Flowers Foods (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay for this area is great.

    Cons

    The work is very demanding. Most supervisors are very unprofessional.


  2. "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Branch Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, opportunity to move up in the company

    Cons

    Long hours for the pay


  3. "Bad Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flowers Foods (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They eventually figure it out. Eventually you get promised days off. Great if you like disorganization.
    Product delivery from the warehouse is usually on time.

    Cons

    Very very long hours. You are taken advantage of. Asked to do jobs that are not your responsibility.
    Not always having the tools to do the job properly. Never enough room in the dumpsters. Bathroom in depot left something to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ask your employees to do something you can't accomplish yourself. you guys should pay attention to what is going on in your depots.


  4. "Production Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Fairly easy work

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Expect to work every Saturday and Sunday. Very rude management, with no management skills from top down. Hot environments especially during summer. Treats employees like they're lesser than. Doesn't want to change after employees give them ways to change company culture and morale.


  5. "Flowers Foods"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Prospective Distributor in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Prospective Distributor in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent, thats about it.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, no time off, management lacks drive or aptitude to succeed in Jackson area market

    Advice to Management

    The old school way of running things doesn't work anymore. please try and fix it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work good pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Jamestown, NC
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Jamestown, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits such as 401k, health, dental, life insurance, credit league. If u can take orders from supervisors who barely know the job this is for u.

    Cons

    Long hours, really hot in summer. Ever changing schedule, very poor management. Old equipment where management expects you to work miracles.

    Advice to Management

    Get better people who actually know what they are doing. Implement a better training program. Find a way to make the schedules work for the employees. Its not easy being a robot.


  7. "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  8. Helpful (4)

    "If you want to give up your personal life to the greater good of making bread, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only aspect of my job that kept me at Flowers for so long, was my co-workers. We were a tightly knit group that worked well together. That is the only part of the job that made it hard to leave.

    Cons

    Nepotism. Over-management. Micro-management. Lack of communication, and above all else, you are made to feel small, unappreciated, and inferior. I have never been so depressed, or dissatisfied with my life as I was as a Flowers employee. Long story short, stay away. The grass is greener elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    A pat on the back goes a long way.


  9. "FBC OF NORFOLK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Safety and Quality Coordinator in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Food Safety and Quality Coordinator in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family Oriented / Culture / Excellent Benefits / Involvement in the community activities

    Cons

    Stopped being a 2nd chance company

    Advice to Management

    Go outside of the box. Be more open-minded during the interview process. Have actual managers interview that are in direct contact with employees. HR needs to be more involved in the hiring process.


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