Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Wonder Bread

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Hodgkins, IL
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Hodgkins, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good wages and benefits. Lots of overtime available.

    Cons

    No opportunity for any advancement or promotion

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to your employers.


  2. Hostess brands

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Biddeford, ME
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Biddeford, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were good supervises good to work with

    Cons

    Too much corporate control plant manager could run the plant as he sees fit everything had to be okay from corporate too much red tape

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers like human beings not like numbers


  3. Good job until the bottom feel out

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Warwick, RI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You worked hard, but went home satisfied every day

    Cons

    Unions killed the company for good

    Advice to Management

    If you reopen, do not negotiate with the unions. It needs to be a union free workplace


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  5. Good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what we did

    Cons

    Very hard work and long hours


  6. Bankrupt

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

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

    Pros

    Good money if your willing to work for it

    Cons

    55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

    Advice to Management

    ditch the unions


  7. District Sales Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distict Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Distict Manager in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment , the management team allowed me to run my district without too much micro-management.

    Cons

    Company is now closed and out of business

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. great until it went out of business

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Driver in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    free cakes and free bread

    Cons

    unions and their greedy cohorts

    Advice to Management

    nnnn


  9. sales representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    company had, great pay, benifits and pension plan. Good environment and worked with good people.

    Cons

    Had many long days throughout the week about 10 hours of overtime weekly. And was totally mis managed from the top down


  10. Good product, VERY poorly managed.

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

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

    Pros

    Top selling product, both bread and cake. People always wanted to buy the product, often times it was difficult to keep stores properly stocked because of the popularity of the product.

    Cons

    When a company goes broke selling a popular item like twinkies and cupcakes, something is very wrong. Poor management


  11. Company liquidating

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for. I was free to do my job with very little supervision or guidance, unless needed.

    Cons

    The company is in the process of liquidating

    Advice to Management

    None



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