Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. GGreedUnmillions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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...

  2. Company Liquidated after Chapter 11

    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Iconic brand and high recognition

    Cons

    Struggles to keep up with competition

  3. It was a great job until they closed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Clearwater, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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. Confusing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none, it doesn't exist.

    Cons

    They were in disarray as the company spiraled to a stop. I tried to put it out of my mind and make the best of it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let unions dictate the way you run your business.

  6. Career at Hostess Brands

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People that worked there - relationships

    Cons

    Company closed due to union issues

    Advice to Management

    No longer relevant to management

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Riverview, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Riverview, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  8. Route Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  9. Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is varied, interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The company liquidated due to past management not directing the company to evolve early enough prior to bankruptcy.

  10. Worst job ever. Poor management. Glad they went bankrupt.

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    Former Employee - RSR in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - RSR in Springfield, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Pay cuts while management received bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Quit.

  11. Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working conditions, Fair employee practices

    Cons

    No advancement company continnued stuggling

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