Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Route Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to get out and deal with customers on a daily basis. Also, providing a service to the community by distributing a commodity.

    Cons

    Management was very secretive about what was really going on with the company, maybe their way of keeping employees there until the end.

    Advice to Management

    No need to give advice, they ran the company into the ground.


  2. This was a great job if you did not have a life outside of work.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Riverview, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Riverview, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money was great and the people that I worked with were awesome.

    Cons

    60-70 hours per week wasn't.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you will never have this much responsibility again.


  3. It was a great job until they closed

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They had great benefits to offer

    Cons

    The hours were a little hard at first

    Advice to Management

    You should have never closed


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  5. GGreedUnmillions

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    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Challenging work. Never a dull moment We produced and shipped massive amounts of product by team efforts. I enjoyed the workers dedication to quality and timeliness.

    Cons

    Top level execs robbed the company blind and got away with it. They stole pension money from the workers and got away with it. Most of the operational choices made that lost money were made so that they could inflate and misstate those losses. They were not trying to grow the business and make it profitable.

    Advice to Management

    You (collectively) bankrupted the company. I hope an investigation is opened and it is discovered how your corrupt dealings landed you millions while the workers got thrown under the bus...


  6. Hosstes Brands

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    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Schiller Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. I enjoyed the actual work that i did. However upper management had no idea how to operate the company.

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    Former Employee - Route Delivery Driver in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Route Delivery Driver in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot about people route sales and merchandising.

    Cons

    Upper management ran the company out of business.


  8. Bankrupt Company.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unable to come up with one.

    Cons

    Limited money to spend on repairs


  9. 24 years of uncertain

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    my immediate supervisor was great

    Cons

    poorly ran company from upper management

    Advice to Management

    nothing now they got what they wanted. They closed it down .


  10. Environmental Compliance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great responsibility, diversity, and colleagues

    Cons

    Company was in bankruptcy twice

    Advice to Management

    Not use union employees


  11. sold us out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    you paid your debt, now pay your employees



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