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Hard to get ahead and be successful with such an outdated infrastructure, Unions have got to go.

District Sales Manager (Current Employee)

ProsAnyone willing to put in the time and take pride in the job they do can earn quite a good living as well as have a decent benefits package.

ConsAs with most companies every level of employment here has some downside, Route Sales have to deal with aging equipment poor weather on occasion and a fair share of misinformation. DSM's have to weather through a seriously oversized work load and do not have the time to give all the employees the attention required to build and maintain a happy high producing team, also the good employees suffer because a good deal of time is spent dealing with dead weight RSR's that are protected by a union, sadly any credibility we may have as DSM's is lost due to the poor information we're supplied with regarding upcoming promotions, new item launches and ever changing company policies all of which we end up passing to our sales force, when any of these things fall through it's a direct reflection on us as management. As for any position above a DSM I cannot speak to as I have not been in their shoes, I will say that due to the highly reactionary nature of the Senior management at this company I'm sure most positions above mine have similar issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementSales training for RSR's and lower level management would be a great start, Upper management may want to take some time to work out on the sales routes for more then one day to get a true feel for the business they oversee, this company could also use more front line employees where the most impact would be made, other than that everyone at this company knows its flaws, its just a matter of getting people up top willing to make some waves.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ruined my self confidence and wasted valuable years.

    Retail Outlet Clerk (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands


    Pros: Provides union wages and protection. Cons: No work life balance. Physically demanding and dirty. Poor equipment and… Advice to Senior Management: Look at the over all picture instead of your departments numbers. Seriously listen to employee input and stand up to your own bosses. Invest in… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great co workers. Upper management unwilling to change to better company

    DSM (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands


    Pros: Dedicated sales force, good products, vacation and benefits are good.… Cons: Aging fleet trucks, ordering system is outdated, rail system is… More
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