Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    What a Joke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Worker in Chicago, IL

    I have been working 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

    It was a good job before they took nearly 1/4th of the salary away Depends on what position you have for how many hours you work. Inside workers are 40/45, route sales are 60+

    Cons

    Poor management. Use of cardboard that is thrown away after one use; there is money for that, but not to pay your workers. real nice. Terrible hours, wage reductions do not make me wanna work any harder

    Advice to Management

    Be a manager, do not run routes. Your job is to manage people and sell our brand. Not be vacation relief


  2. Helpful (1)

    hostess brands

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finishing in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Finishing in Emporia, KS

    I have been working 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

    right now you get 40 hrs and overtime and paid vacations

    Cons

    they took our pension and is in bankruptcy


  3. Helpful (1)

    Run as fast as you can for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - RSR in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of. Pays ok, but they are cutting that, benefits were good, but they are cutting those also.

    Cons

    To many to list,
    Long Long thankless hours, split days (nights) off, working weekends, no life/work balance at all.
    Lazy, incompetent managers that hide in the office and send emails.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some management that can actually do the job, sell the company to someone else


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  5. Not bad, be better if it was more stable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - District Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay, benefits and expenses. Vacation is good too. I have enjoyed my territory as well.

    Cons

    unstable- Everyone in mid/senior leadership is there because of time on job and not knowledge, There is a lot of waste that goes in the trash that could be additional GP.

    Advice to Management

    sell to a capable owner


  6. What Happened to this Company

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

    I have been working 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

    Always Hiring, good benefits, good guys to work with on the average

    Cons

    I have seen this company change drastically. I guess I am old Now, I made great money here 20 years ago. Now, things are ran by greedy, dishonest , unexperienced uppermanagement, who have NO BAKERY distribution training. This IS ASHAME FOR SURE. DM's hide behind emails and texts, never go out on the market, demanding things that they have NO CLUE about. A real Bread Man build a report with their customers. I could go on and ON , its sad. so much waste.

    Advice to Management

    RECRUIT SOME OLDTIMERS, WHO UNDERSTAND DISTRIBUTION, this is not a soda delivivery company. GET SOME EXPERIENCE IN HERE. STOP THE GREED, STOP THE WASTE, NO WONDER YOU ALL LOOSE MONEY, GET OUT OF YOUR OFFICES AND GO CHECK OUT THE MARKET..OR IS IT TOO HOT??


  7. work life of a salesman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working 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 people to work with. The pay is fairly good. The benefits (for now) are alright. Immediate supervision is decent.

    Cons

    Long hours and dealing with a lot of people who maybe shouldn't have been placed in a position of authority. Second bankruptcy for the company since I've been with them. Doesn't look like we'll survive this one.

    Advice to Management

    Get the bankruptcy situation resolved. Whichever way it goes is preferable to going months on end not knowing if the doors will be locked the next day you come in.


  8. On balance, it has been a good company over my 30 years.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shiping in Hodgkins, IL
    Current Employee - Shiping in Hodgkins, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good pay for unskilled labor. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Inept management which has lead to our 2 bk's in 8 years. Lack of quality leadership at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Close all the thrift stores. Close and consolidate bakeries. Cut bakery management in half. Eliminate varieties that do not sell. Get rid of anything owned by Hostess Brands that is not either specifically Hostess or Wonder Bread.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It has been a learn on your own type of experience that is laden with lies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Gulfport, MS

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

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

    Pros

    There is a chance that you may have lots of personal time off from work

    Cons

    The company is in financial turmoil, upper management is clueless, lies are abundant and the employee is not valued

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who actually do the work to keep the company going


  10. Helpful (1)

    Poorly run Company, very bad decision making, Company wastes money.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

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

    Pros

    We have a job, average pay compared to the rest of the bakeries. The Union has been tiring to negotiate a better contract.

    Cons

    Working split days...I've heard all the reasons why we still have split days, that was a long time ago we need to move on , working weekends, constant shift changes, no respect to the employees, the ones that come in and do the LABOR!

    Advice to Management

    Leave the employees pay alone, STOP! your big Company bonuses, and run the Company RIGHT!


  11. Helpful (3)

    Not the employer it once was.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits continue to be very competitive in this industry.

    Cons

    The upper managements lack of communication and fairness will be the ruin of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and appreciate the dedication and effort put forth by ALL of your employees.



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