Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. I had a bad feeling from day one!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO
    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free donuts, great working hours and if you work in Corporate location in Kansas City Missouri, you have your Own Office.

    Cons

    Lack of training because you're pretty much on your own. Management very cold and I never felt like I was part of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over again. Have Management take classes in 101 Etiquette and communication.


  2. Hosstes Brands

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Schiller Park, IL

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good concerned employees who cared about their futures with the comapny.

    Cons

    poor management misuse of company funds no understanding of worker needs or customer needs poor company culture

    Advice to Management

    better treatment and recognition of valued employees better understanding of customers needs in developing products and advertising


  3. GGreedUnmillions

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Challenging work. Never a dull moment We produced and shipped massive amounts of product by team efforts. I enjoyed the workers dedication to quality and timeliness.

    Cons

    Top level execs robbed the company blind and got away with it. They stole pension money from the workers and got away with it. Most of the operational choices made that lost money were made so that they could inflate and misstate those losses. They were not trying to grow the business and make it profitable.

    Advice to Management

    You (collectively) bankrupted the company. I hope an investigation is opened and it is discovered how your corrupt dealings landed you millions while the workers got thrown under the bus...


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  5. It was a great job until they closed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They had great benefits to offer

    Cons

    The hours were a little hard at first

    Advice to Management

    You should have never closed


  6. This was a great job if you did not have a life outside of work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Riverview, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Riverview, FL

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The money was great and the people that I worked with were awesome.

    Cons

    60-70 hours per week wasn't.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you will never have this much responsibility again.


  7. Route Sales Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to get out and deal with customers on a daily basis. Also, providing a service to the community by distributing a commodity.

    Cons

    Management was very secretive about what was really going on with the company, maybe their way of keeping employees there until the end.

    Advice to Management

    No need to give advice, they ran the company into the ground.


  8. Worst job ever. Poor management. Glad they went bankrupt.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RSR in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - RSR in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Pay cuts while management received bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


  9. Current situation is not a surprise

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hostess had an iconic product still in demand.

    Cons

    Management failed in so many ways with Hostess, and not just with respect to union contracts. You can't continue to operate the same way you have for 100 years and expect to compete.


  10. What a roller coaster!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Before they bought Wonder in the 90's IBC was a GREAT place to work.

    Cons

    The Company Liquidated in 2012

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management should have listened to the employees in the field.


  11. bad company does not care about you

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Schiller Park, IL

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    the people were good and caring

    Cons

    company does not care about you

    Advice to Management

    change your way you do business



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