Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Confusing

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

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

    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.


  2. Career at Hostess Brands

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

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    People that worked there - relationships

    Cons

    Company closed due to union issues

    Advice to Management

    No longer relevant to management


  3. 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Pay cuts while management received bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


  8. Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions, Fair employee practices

    Cons

    No advancement company continnued stuggling


  9. Current situation is not a surprise

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hostess had an iconic product still in demand.

    Cons

    Management failed in so many ways with Hostess, and not just with respect to union contracts. You can't continue to operate the same way you have for 100 years and expect to compete.


  10. What a roller coaster!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Before they bought Wonder in the 90's IBC was a GREAT place to work.

    Cons

    The Company Liquidated in 2012

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management should have listened to the employees in the field.


  11. My overall experience at Hostess was good!

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

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

    Pros

    Hostess has some great products to work with

    Cons

    Limited money to invest back into the company



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