Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Route Sales

    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was great and the benefits were good. I loved what I was doing.

    Cons

    This was the most miss manages company I have ever worked for. You cannot pay someone 30,000 a week and have him ask everyone to take pay cuts.

    Advice to Management

    They should have paid more attention to what customers really wanted. If they had they would still be in business.


  2. Warehouse Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was left alone to do my job, not much pressure from management

    Cons

    Company was going down hill. Not sure about new management but was terrible in 2012


  3. Strong Sales and Market Share, but couldn't turn a profit

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, dedicated and experienced RSRs

    Cons

    Deteriorating plant and equipment, burdened by Union, inconsistent product


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  5. Great first job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good experience - Management practices patience - Good trainers

    Cons

    - No quality of life - Not flexible

    Advice to Management

    Have an ear out for employees and their moral. Need to be more organized as far as scheduling, switching and promoting positions.


  6. Ok job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is ok and it is what can make one stay

    Cons

    Hours is not enough needs help


  7. Good company and people to work with, but the union contracts crippled them.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, may good systems, several perks, encouraged working with supplliers

    Cons

    better compensation is needed, incentives to earn more would be good

    Advice to Management

    offer to do continuous training or upgrading of professional skills of staff


  8. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many people directing things from behind the desk. Going out in the market is where it happens.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people that are out on the street everyday.


  9. Terrible company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was good. Hours were good lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. To many bosses.


  10. Pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon

    Cons

    Split days off,Ceo doesnt know what he is doing

    Advice to Management

    weekends off


  11. It was truly a learning experience for me, and I will not eat hostess products every again. .

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packer/Feeder in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Packer/Feeder in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay very well. They have good benefits.

    Cons

    In case of emergency the company will give you the ok to take off but when you return they will terminate you.

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration that employees' sometimes have emergency that comes up and they have no control over natural causes and if they keep terminating everyone who have family emergency that the company will continue to have a big turnover. Also PLEASE WEAR GLOVES WHEN TOUCHING THOSE CAKES, AND CLEAN BELTS WHEN BUGS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED ON CONVEYER BELTS.



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