Flowers Foods

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Flowers Foods Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
43 Reviews
3.3
43 Reviews
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Flowers Foods Chairman, President, and CEO George E. Deese
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  1.  

    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)

    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
  2.  

    independent distributor

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

    I have been working at Flowers Foods full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Try harder get involved

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    fast past.

    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    profit sharing would be a great incentive!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not what they say they are Bailey St is not safe place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in North Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering in North Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    There are no Pros Here, you will get screwed

    Cons

    Management could care less if you work hard to try & to get promoted ,If you are not one of the good old boys your S.O.L Management at Plant level needs to be looked at, along with HR
    they THINK THEY CAN GET OVER ON EVERYONE, You can not trust anyone there,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Racial Conflict

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    good pay , friendly environment , clean,Secure

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change supervision and executive pres.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Not a Lean manufacturing facility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Denton, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Denton, TX (US)

    I worked at Flowers Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits, Outstanding safety training (Kudos Doc!)

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, total lack of employee engagement and empowerment, any efforts/suggestions for industry standard process improvements are discourage. Generally, extremely poor "shop floor" employee moral.The only issues causing more concern than the facility's sanitation techniques are upper management's moral and ethical values. Poor follow-through by the maintenance manager to ensure adequate parts, supplies and training are provided, little support from all but one lead, one supervisor, and one assistant chief engineer my 2-year experience there (Kudos Nguyen, John, and Jeff!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better education and training in Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma certification requirements for Lead + positions would reduce scrap and increase production. A shift from "reactive" to Total Productive Maintenance would decrease unplanned maintenance significantly, reducing the need for mandatory overtime. Any planning and scheduling between maintenance and production would enable at the very least the facilitation of a ‘reasonably” effective preventative maintenance plan. The maintenance plans (work cards) in a majority of instances do not coincide with the equipment in place. Considering the facility has been operational for over 8 years (at the time) and this has not been corrected speaks volumes of the mismanagement of the department head’s lack of dedication to improve conditions, processes, and efficiency as well as extreme lack of education, experience, and proficiency for the position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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