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It was rewarding ,if you were able to work for yourself without supervision

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Former Employee - Route Salesman
Former Employee - Route Salesman

I worked at Hostess Brands

Pros

Being your own boss ,being able to choose your own hours to some degree.The amount of money you make is dependant on how hard you try .The money I made for not having a college degree was phenominal!

Cons

The worst part is the long hours and not being free to have days off whenever you needed.And sometimes the weater conditions were very challenging

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Forget your personal life

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    Former Employee - Route Sales
    Former Employee - Route Sales

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits. Upper management was supportive and personable.

    Cons

    Typical day began around 4 am and ended around 3-4 pm. The pay is ok but when you consider the amount of hours put in it doesn't look so good.

    Many of the other employees were nearing retirement and they looked beat up and broken from so many years of physial labor and long hours. May be a good job for a few years but not for a life long career.

    When you are out on the road you are all alone. The trucks are old and very cold or hot depending on the time of year. Many of the receivers have no patients and look down upon you.

    It can be difficult to figure out your order for the coming week let alone the coming month.

    Deliveries should only be made 4 days a week. Most of the times, Fridays and Saturdays, the shelves were stocked and little needed to be put out. This resulted in a day where you were basically driving around for 9 hours straigtening shelves. For a week as long as it is, one more day off would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New trucks are needed, and they should be equipped with radios. (it gets boring on the road)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    All training is on-the-job, and most open positions are given to external candidates.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Opportunities available for those with little or no education. Good benefits are available.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities to advance in the bakeries, and most professional jobs are at the corporate level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop talent, and pay for performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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