Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 8 April 2015
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Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
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Pros
  • good pay , friendly environment , clean,Secure (in 5 reviews)

  • I worked with some great people I enjoyed helping he customers (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long long hours, seven days a week because you cant afford help, too many unprofitable stops that take up your day (in 6 reviews)

  • Company growing on the backs of the route owners (in 4 reviews)

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  1. laborer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good boss good equipment and good values

    Cons

    weather permitting, work in the rain

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing

  2. Quality product, poor management.

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    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The product is the top in the market.

    Cons

    The management can't decide if they want employees or independent distributors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the production and assist the distributors, not try to control them.

  3. This company is a great place to start your career after college!

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    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Villa Rica, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Villa Rica, GA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work for a long period of time

    Cons

    No bad comments about the job

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  5. Worked as an Independent Distributor. You are not really independent.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros to this job.

    Cons

    You work seven days a week. No vacation unless you want to pay to take a vacation. Therefore, no vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Do something productive instead of sitting in your office.

  6. overall good but lots of problems that need to be addressed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Routesales in Lakeland, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Routesales in Lakeland, FL (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the freedom and owning your own route

    Cons

    early morning hours are tough

    Advice to Management

    update the hand held that we work with

  7. Helpful (1)

    Company is under staffed because the don't pay management people enough

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have a good product first of all. The independent operators make a decent salary if the territory is good. I've been in route sales over 30 years and make a good salary but I put in the time on my route.

    Cons

    Management is short handed due to lack of income. Why go into management if you can work less hours and get paid more on a route. That's what they will end up doing most of the time. There are routes that are slumping sales on them partly because some of the operators aren't aggressive enough and others that don't have the knowledge to order correctly or distribute the product right. Supervision is always tied up with either running a route or miscellaneous stuff.
    And in what I've seen supervisors are just doing what they are told and not that knowledgeable in route sales. Most of the drivers do not check their pay statement on their portal weekly because Flowers is ripping the drivers off. They aren't giving them credit for all their transactions. Its alarming how much the accounting people screw up and it goes unnoticed by most drivers.

    Advice to Management

    You need to get the bread ties in order in production. Hard to adjust orders when you get same tie colors 2 days in a row. Why can't ALL products have the specified tie color for that particular day!! If you would only increase the shelf life 1 day you would increase sales greatly.

  8. Distributer

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    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Lawton, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Lawton, OK (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    All the hour you can stand 60 to70.good to feed people good bread.

    Cons

    Company breaks every law in the book, steals you blind. Should be investigated by the feds. What a huge disappointment.

    Advice to Management

    Support your distributers, you can not expand your company with out support of your money makers.

  9. By Far The Worst Company to Work With/For

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    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Villa Rica, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Villa Rica, GA (US)

    I worked at Flowers Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Promotions, Compensation, Independent Labor, and thats about it

    Cons

    Office Culture is horrible, Management is unprofessional, training program is dated

    Advice to Management

    May want to starting practicing the values, ethics, and morals you preach

  10. Hard work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    Stable work commission based job

    Cons

    Early hours long days

  11. good work place company in good shape

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good money and benifits 401k

    Cons

    working hours, and work schedule

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