Flowers Foods

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Updated Jul 29, 2014

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3.1 36 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

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

George E. Deese

(21 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    1 person found this helpful  

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

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    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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    Great Job sometimes

    Route Sales (Current Employee)

    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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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    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)

    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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    The problems that you have are not handled correctly.

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Montgomery, AL (US)

    Prosprofessional growth is permitted to a degree.

    Conslittle personal time off to spend with family.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat people fairly

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    Flowers Foods has been a terrific company to work for.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL (US)

    Prosupper maagement has alwayseemedgenualy caring
    when youneed time off you ussualy get it
    the benefitpackage is comparable to other comanies

    Consearly mornings are tough to getused to
    long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love learning new stuff.

    General Worker (Current Employee) London, KY (US)

    ProsThe pay is great,Its close to home,Its a good job.

    Consnot enough time off for sick days.with or without pay we need more time off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They treat me as an employee, without any benefits.

    Route Sales Owner (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsMoney can be good. Working without a supervisor watching over me(When they are not out to get you.) Flexible work hours.

    ConsNo benefits. 24/7 on call. Poor communication from sales management. Complicated pay checks(Too many unexplained charges/changes.) Sales management started to really try and dictate our schedules in 2011.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate directly to distributors and not through sales managers. Stop micromanaging distributors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best companies I've worked for.

    SAP Business Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsStable job. Relatively stress free. Great environment. Effective & friendly peers & seniors. All employees treated with respect. This is a company that truly values its employees. Would highly recommend.

    ConsRelatively fewer opportunities for huge advancements in technology.
    Number of vacation days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are doing a terrific job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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