Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
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  1. was a good company till Interstate Brands bought us, then everything went downhill fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good paying job five day work week, allowed good work and life balance

    Cons

    Mismanagement and wasteful spending from top to bottom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start over with people that know the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. It was alright, until it shut down.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    They were flexible with my schedule and the two ladies I worked with were great. The pay was good as well.

    Cons

    I saw a lot of waste. Over baking thousands of dollars worth of product then sending it to the thrift stores to sell for ridiculously cheap. I can see partly how the company ended up the bankruptcy twice within several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no management left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. the best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    free snacks during morning break

    Cons

    getting fat, gettin g fat\

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more powder in the donuts

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  5. it payed the bills

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    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    money was good,steady job for41.5 years

    Cons

    did not have much of a life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    got to greedy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    it was a great company to work I miss it.

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    working with people, able to move around all the time.

    Cons

    early mornings, weather changes, long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listening more to sales reps ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Team, Victim of History

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    Former Employee - Manager, Field Route Engineering in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Field Route Engineering in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people, great products, good leadership (now). Really enjoyed the vast majority of most of the people I worked with and the leadership was focused and creative. I felt like my leadership heard me when I spoke and took my suggestions and observations seriously.

    Cons

    history of poor labor management decisions. Company struggled to remain relevant because of poor leadership decisions from the past. Failure to copyright the cupcake squiggle left market imitators free to copy. Bad labor contracts were hard to remove/update. Sense of entitlement from some organized labor elements and divisive input from union locals and other union leadership created very turbulent working environment at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of collective bargaining agreements, but don't give away the house either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. great job great people great store space

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Braintree, MA

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

    Pros

    money benefits displays and sale displays ere ample

    Cons

    old equipment computers printers trucks broke down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the war on workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. sold us out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    not a one they gave up

    Cons

    lied, cheated, and never looked back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you paid your debt, now pay your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. very challanging having to order product for 20-30 different stops a week in advance

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    got to meet alot of good people

    Cons

    having to drive in bad weather

  11. My experience was interestng. I learned a lot of new skills.

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The cross training,salary,benefits and their union.

    Cons

    We worked long hours. I didn't like working on Sunday's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with the employees on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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