Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 8 April 2015
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  1. Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits, and many opportunities to grow and learn.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    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 Management

    Lead thru helping others to aspire.

  3. 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

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  5. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    STOP MAKING US SERVICE NON PROFITABLE ACCOUNTS !!!!

  6. Helpful (1)

    You can do better than this

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

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can own a distributorship with no money down

    Cons

    Long long hours, seven days a week because you cant afford help, too many unprofitable stops that take up your day

  7. Helpful (1)

    sales manger

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

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

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

    Pros

    Not many pros. Most unorganized company I have ever seen

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. Long days caused by unorganized management.

  8. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I worked with some great people I enjoyed helping he customers

    Cons

    Not really any con to write

    Advice to Management

    I would have like to be hired on for full time

  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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

  10. Helpful (2)

    Paying for all their problems

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

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