Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. it payed the bills

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    got to greedy


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. shipping

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none that's the best I can give you but you already know that

    Cons

    just a bad place too work

    Advice to Management

    change from before and start anew team


  6. region sales manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    none this company has no ethics

    Cons

    poor people managing the business

    Advice to Management

    sell to another company asap to survive


  7. Struggling to Gain Traction

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Hostess has solid financial backing and solid brands. Everyone wants to see the company succeed. Employees are loyal and hardworking.

    Cons

    The company has not successfully grown revenues. Its market share and quality are currently too weak to develop positive momentum.

    Advice to Management

    Take a fresh look at the company's assets (brands, infrastructure, employees, etc) and the market opportunity and reevaluate what key initiatives should be. The emphasis on brands and Path to Market has not been successful so far.


  8. We need to go back 30 years.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Salesman
    Current Employee - Route Salesman
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It pays the bills, but just barley

    Cons

    Incompentance everywhere, It seems that the compant wants to survive but has know idea of how to do it. Makes cuts to personell at the wrong level and wrong people.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the ideas that got you to where you were before things went bad. Let the local plants run themselves, GET RID OF ALL THE DAMN VARIETIES. sell the mail line and let the others try all the nickle and dime stuff. Let your sales staff do their job, Mr. Driscoll, Path To Market is a very bad idea, why have five people do the job of one? Get rid of the V.P.s we don't need 10 layers of management to do you job, and pay us what we are worth, you would be surprised what we could do if we were motovated (paid) to do so.


  9. Helpful (1)

    if they can make you feel unskilled and uneducated they will.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The route sales and the sales force in the thrift stores are some of the greatest people to work with and 95% of them are really hard workers.

    Cons

    The suits in charge would like for you to think you don"t deserve to have a job. They also want you to think the reason the company is going broke is because some employee stole a paperclip.

    Advice to Management

    If you are not up to the job, get someone who is. You may need to cut some of the huge paychecks and put in back into the company or better still use it to get yourself a research and developement dept. Oh you already have one?' could have fooled me.


  10. rode hard, chewed up and spit out

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no best reason to work here. The benefits are sub par, there is no quality of life, you work a split week where you almost never see your family. The best parts are the employees that are trying to do a good job, even though we dont have the resources to give them

    Cons

    always having to do work for other districts. DSM is almost never an actual manager, he is just a glorified route driver. upper management shuffles you around like a pawn on a chess board

    Advice to Management

    upper management could not manage their way out of a paperbag.


  11. Failing Company with poor union contracts and poor management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good and work schedule is flexible. I'm not sure anyone would want to work for this company in the future.

    Cons

    Company is failing and not profitable. I'm not sure anyone would want to work for this company in the future.



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