Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 6 March 2015
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Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
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  1. Worked as an Independent Distributor. You are not really independent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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  5. Racial Conflict

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tucker, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tucker, GA (US)

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    good pay , friendly environment , clean,Secure

    Cons

    racial problems , no access to knowledge needed to perform your job properly

    Advice to Management

    change supervision and executive pres.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Job sometimes

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good potential needs time to develope

    Cons

    Bad managment need training and better people skills

    Advice to Management

    Be honest

  7. Helpful (1)

    They treat me as an employee, without any benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Owner in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Flowers Foods

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 Management

    Communicate directly to distributors and not through sales managers. Stop micromanaging distributors.

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