Flowers Foods

  www.flowersfoods.com
  www.flowersfoods.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
39 Reviews
3.2
39 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
George E. Deese
23 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  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 for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked with some great people I enjoyed helping he customers

    Cons

    Not really any con to write

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have like to be hired on for full time

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paying for all their problems

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods as a contractor for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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 for more than 10 years

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Independent operator

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

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

    Pros

    If you get lucky avoid route will pay well

    Cons

    You don't really own your own business as they claim. They completely control all that you do and at any time can devalue your route that you invested in. Make it almost impossible to track your finances. Statements are impossible to read and track. Advice stay away it's a scam.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the independent operator run the route. Too much micromanaging and very unorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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 for more than 10 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    independent distributor

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Independent
    Current Employee - Independent

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

    Pros

    great income. you control your own pay.

    Cons

    long hours. got to love retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    drop the price of Tasty Kake

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what is happening locally.

    Approves of CEO

Worked for Flowers Foods? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.