Flowers Foods
3.0 of 5 31 reviews
www.flowersfoods.com Thomasville, GA 5000+ Employees

Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014

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75% Approve of the CEO

Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese

George E. Deese

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great structure and mangement along with competative pay and great benifits.

Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
Denton, TX (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIn this evergrowing economy this is one job that will always be around so the only reason you could loose this job rests on your own shoulders. Mangement is reasonable with their demands and expectations.

ConsSometimes you will work more than 40 hours a week but there is no con i really found with this job in the past 5 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing a great job Bobby, Lee, Amber & Clint.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Conservative, well-managed company in growth mode

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Thomasville, GA (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGrowth mode; strong executive management; friendly culture; great work/life balance; good benefit options

ConsCorporate location often does not attract the strongest candidates; slow to implement changes; outdated HR processes; bonus/increases are not based on performance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Flowers Bakery of Crossville is a great place to work.

Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
Crossville, TN (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood wages, good benefits, great people.

ConsSchedule changes due to volume.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Flowers is a great company to work for.

Sales Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pay is good ,I enjoy my co workers, and the companys' culture and values are in line with my own

ConsYou work a lot of hours at times and can be a challenge to balance your personal and work life

Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice to management at this time my experience at Flowers thus far has been great.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Management Buddy Hire System, Piedmont Triad, North Carolina

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Winston-Salem, NC (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time

ProsThere are no pros working for this company

ConsIn the piedmont NC area. Branch Managent and Assistant Mgmt.are either kin or best buddies. And if they have a friend who wants a job, they will start harassing a worker that they have no liking for in hopes they will quit. Their most used words are, I'm going to fire you., I'm going to write you up, Total verbal harrassment every day and hour you are on the job. Very much a imtimidating and hostile company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to put their friendship aside that they have with the Branch Management and listen more to the workers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Job sometimes

Route Sales (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood potential needs time to develope

ConsBad managment need training and better people skills

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you enjoy working 7 days a week and on call 24 hours a day...this company is for you!!!!!

Sales Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Flowers Foods full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWorking with the independant distributors on increasing their sales. Health care benefits are decent.

ConsWork week for Sales Managers average 70-85 hours per week. Averaged about $12 on high hour weeks. Company cannot convince any qualified people to in essence "purchase" their own job which makes it very hard to develop a competent workforce. Moral is the worst of any company I have ever been associated with. Have sat in on many interviews where prospective distributors are told they can change to better routes if one comes open....then when one comes open they are told that changes are no longer allowed. If you have a family, personal time is virtually non-existant and career advancement to other locations is frowned upon because they have a hard time filling the management positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take ideas that differ from upper managements' for increasing sales personal. Help your employees grow by assisting them when they seek promotions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsMoney. Career advancement opportunity easily

ConsWe work a ton of hot long days

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A fast paced environment thats money driven.

Bread Distributor (Current Employee)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsFreedom to complete the task at your own discretion,better pay,and the tax deductions

Consno benefits,must pay for your expenses(truck maintenance,gas,whatever)

Advice to Senior ManagementThats the beauty of it.I'm my own boss.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Route owner has no backing very one sided.

Route Sales Owner (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I have been working at Flowers Foods

ProsFast growing company. Some day we (R/O) might make money.

ConsCompany growing on the backs of the route owners.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp the route owners before they go bankrupt, can not afford to keep up with growth of low volume accounts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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