Flowers Foods

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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
43 Reviews
3.2
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    good place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    good benifits, good insurance, pay is good

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  2.  

    Stable satisfying work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Working for Flowers has been challenging but stable.

    Cons

    Sometimes you run into periods of long work days with no time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead thru helping others to aspire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pleasant but ......... They need to get their priorities in a row .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    You make good money , everyone has great personalities, fun, dont let the "warehouse" fun fool you though , Its very hard work long hours for most . If you dont mind waking up by 1 or 2 a.m I would recommend it . You meet all kinds of great people out on the route .

    Cons

    The only cons to this position is , that the company does not have their priorities in a row , well some of them . They make you service accounts where you do not make any money. We as distributors have never got an answer for why . You call us business owners , If I own this business why can i not decide to stop servicing an account that only makes us lose money ? what business owner wants to service an account that does not provide them revenue? The company makes u waste your time money and energy doing these accounts . They try to push the Tasty Cake name anywhere and everywhere possible even if it doesnt sell ...... Why ? Trying everything possible to make a profit on a company they purchased , that wasnt worth it .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP MAKING US SERVICE NON PROFITABLE ACCOUNTS !!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I had a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Birmingham, AL (US)

    I worked at Flowers Foods part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with some great people I enjoyed helping he customers

    Cons

    Not really any con to write

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have like to be hired on for full time

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paying for all their problems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor

    I have been working at Flowers Foods as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Hours, Fun people to work with outside of flowers. Good Pay when you get it

    Cons

    Company tells you in one sentence to push product then in the next wants to watch stales. have created competition for themselves and now have no clue how to control stale. Route Owners pay for allowances and have no control on them so they continue to go up and up. Good job to get into the business but not a long tern career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to distributors.
    Get people in management that have RUN routes successfully.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Jamestown, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Jamestown, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Pay on some jobs

    Cons

    Not so Good pay on some jobs
    Long Hours
    Work everyday except Wednesday and Sunday and sometimes those days

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    long hours decent pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    you are your own boss to a certain extent
    you set your own schedule
    most of your accounts are already set up
    meet new peopl

    Cons

    make sure your inventory is perfect cause they will charge you back the following week no matter the amount
    your sales manager will always throw you under the bus when talking to your stores about an issue
    they want low stale and full shelves cause it's not their money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow a pair and stand up for your distributor. without them, you don't get paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Independent operator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    If you get lucky avoid route will pay well

    Cons

    You don't really own your own business as they claim. They completely control all that you do and at any time can devalue your route that you invested in. Make it almost impossible to track your finances. Statements are impossible to read and track. Advice stay away it's a scam.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the independent operator run the route. Too much micromanaging and very unorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Have to work long hours just to make a decent living

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver Salesman in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Driver Salesman in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are single and have the time then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Not much flexibility for family life as have to work 7 days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the Drivers do their job and things would go more smoothly. Stop being so secretive with everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fortune 500 company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, and job security.

    Cons

    Long hours and work most holidays.

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