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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated March 9, 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 28 reviews)

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

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  1. "clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the privilege to work with the public , and provide excellent customer service and 100% customer satisfaction to be given daily .the discount you receive while working in flowers foods .

    Cons

    you may encounter or run into some rude customers, but you must remain calm patient and professional the customer is always right

    Advice to Management

    pay people what they are worth, equal pay for equal work show initiative , and treat people the way you wish to be treated


  2. "Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Career advances are made within the company.
    Company with great benefits and competitive wages.
    All around respectful and respected company.

    Cons

    The everyday struggles of maintaining control of consistency of the quality of all products.
    Open 24/7 and work through holidays.
    Too many Audits

    Advice to Management

    I've been working at Flowers since I was 18yrs old at age 25 was promoted to production supervisor and have been in management ever since,i was discharged in 2014 for a terrible mistake,but have grown to understand my mistakes and if given another chance I feel I could help in the success of the company.I've always had a passion for producing a quality product in a timely manner.


  3. "Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Clerk in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Flowers Foods part-time

    Pros

    Discounts on products. No late nights.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Heavy work, most weekends, 30 minute lunch on a 9 hour shift, no breaks, all holidays

    Advice to Management

    Your turnover would be lower if you provide your employees with work/life balance


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  5. "Payroll wasting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Flowers Foods part-time

    Pros

    The only pro is the two ladies that I work with.

    Cons

    The management for the warehouse and sales likes to waste payroll because the clerks get all their work done then we are sitting around waiting for drivers to arrive and most of them don't show up until almost closing.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Promises-promises"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is well above average and increases quickly-frankly it's the only thing they've got to keep employees.

    Cons

    Horrible hours, low vacation-with restrictions of how you can take it, hot, nasty, uncomfortable uniforms, training is a joke, management lies with a smile on their face saying all the while they are treating you like "family"

    Advice to Management

    Have some morals and ethics, Stop lying. Live your company culture-if work/life balance is important and that everyone "feel like family" then treat your employees like family, give them better choices for their pto, rework hours so they can have quality time with their family...M and F off is a joke anyway and when you're working 10-12 hour days it's not enough time off to even get rested from the stressful, dangerous, aggrevating job.


  7. "This place is far from desirable. 3 months in and I'm already looking elsewhere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays ok, but not really worth the constant micromanagement. Managers are robots that just seem to exist on catching employees doing wrong.

    Cons

    They treat you like you're a child. 10 minutes late with notice. Gig for Bean!! Way too much micromanagement and zero common sense.

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense. Instead of trying to write up your employees for every minor infraction, realize some of us have a skill and will be happy to take it elsewhere. You are not the only game in town. As I write this, I'm applying elsewhere and totally agree with the companies low score.


  8. "the worst company ever"

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time

    Pros

    Pros ? You must be kidding,Right ?

    Cons

    High security prison in Philadelphia


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Independent distributor"

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

    Pros

    Pay was somewhat more than a typical merchandisers job

    Cons

    Hours of work were tediously long

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ground floor, they are in the trenches.


  10. "Bad Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Flowers is a pretty average job can be frustrating at times."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wrap Operator in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Wrap Operator in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Yearly Bonus, and Vacation time monthly meetings to let u know what's going on in the bakery. Lots of overtime if u want it . Increase your knowledge of the bakery industry. Open door policy.

    Cons

    Poor equipment quality, not a lot of room for advancement, no family and work life balance. Employees who are not flowers don't care about the job anymore



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