Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 8 April 2015
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  1. Have to work long hours just to make a decent living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  2. 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.

  3. Room To Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Family atmosphere, career advancement, work/life balance, benefits, training, job safety, job security. Management does a great job planning ahead.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough for plant employees and pay.

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  5. independent distributor

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Independent
    Current Employee - Independent

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great income. you control your own pay.

    Cons

    long hours. got to love retail.

    Advice to Management

    drop the price of Tasty Kake

  6. hard work a lot of hours can make a lot of money

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Pros

    work at your pace is good

    Cons

    to many hours in a day

  7. Wonderful company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities within the company. The company cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Can be demanding at times, but it is also very rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is happening locally.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    the benefits are great! and the people are very helpful . management has a firm grasp on what is going on out on the floor. employee safety comes first1

    Cons

    The summer heat is challenging.

    Advice to Management

    profit sharing would be a great incentive!

  9. Tried.overworked.exhausted. no holidays.no weekends.unfriendly environment.one week vacation.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay moderate work, friendly office personal,

    Cons

    Its not a set schedule for any of the shifts. Your title could be night but you find your self there in middle of day.You have to stay till finish and it could be 16 hours. No training available for machines.leads are not involved.breaks are prolong and each person goes one at time.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder get involved

  10. distributor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Contractor - Independent Distributor in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

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

    Pros

    good money but not worth all the time it takes and bull you have to put up with from dishonest managers.

    Cons

    company screws you out of money. This used to be a great company to work with but has become almost unbearable over the last year.

    Advice to Management

    I will love to see the day when you idiots run this company into the ground.

  11. Sales manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Bluefield, WV (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Bluefield, WV (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, hard work, but rewarding, great company for long career, great customer service if employees are trained properly

    Cons

    long hours, putting people in positions that they have no ideal that the hell they are doing just because they held a position with some company they just bought out, and over looking great loyal employees that have given them years of service

    Advice to Management

    be aware of what is going on more at local plants even if you have to have spy to keep u informed

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