Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews in Chicago, IL

117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon (in 13 reviews)

  • good pay but over the years continue to decline (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • poorly ran company from upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours and dealing with a lot of people who maybe shouldn't have been placed in a position of authority (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful company

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    Former Employee - Receiving/Shipping in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Receiving/Shipping in Schiller Park, IL

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

    Pros

    people were like family. we all helped each other

    Cons

    management a little weak did not take control of bad situations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take control of your company and bring it back to the elite status it was

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hosstes Brands

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    the people were good and caring

    Cons

    company does not care about you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change your way you do business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonder Bread

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    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Hodgkins, IL
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Hodgkins, IL

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

    Pros

    Good wages and benefits. Lots of overtime available.

    Cons

    No opportunity for any advancement or promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation to your employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    What a Joke

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    satisfying

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    steady work all the time

    Cons

    many long hours and days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Good place to work...you control your own income by how hard you work... Great job for a "people person"

    Cons

    Upper Management has a serious disconnect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek advice and listen to street level employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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