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Hostess Brands Interview Questions

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rock Springs, WY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hostess Brands (Rock Springs, WY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    First began by applying online via hostess brands.com Then submitting information to create an account. Then wait for recruiter to contact you. Next set up first interview with time date and location after phone screen. Next have second interview with field human resource manager. The next interview was with the regional manager.

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    Negotiation

    Negotiations happened during interview

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    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hostess Brands (Columbus, GA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    The company was restarting so it was a mass process. It was a job fair atmosphere. It was over 300 people applying. They interviewed gross of 25. They told us the job requirements and expectations. Collected information for background checks.

    Interview Questions

    • How well do you work with others?   1 Answer
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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hostess Brands (Chandler, AZ) in August 2011.

    Interview

    The hiring process was pretty easy since I very much understood the business. I sat down and talked to the District Sales Manager and then he offered me the job. If I knew at the time that Hostess would go out of business in a little more than a year, I would have went somewhere else.

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    • They asked about my previous DSD experience.   1 Answer
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    Route Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hostess Brands (Tampa, FL) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I applied online through there company website. I received a phone interview about a week later, than I was called into an interview by the District Sales Manager.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was none.

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    National Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Hostess Brands.

    Interview

    Applied online. Typical bureaucratic process. Was very difficult to get a hold of them after the interview. They were very stand offish. Eventually, much to my surprise, I had heard nothing from them after waiting for a very long time. I would not really recommend them because it was difficult to get a hold of contacts and they were unreliable in the process.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a process you invented that improved your last employer?   Answer Question
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    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Hostess Brands.

    Interview

    When I was hired back in 1988 there was not much of an interview process

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hostess Brands.

    Interview

    Interview process included driving down to the bakery in Illinios, spent time with the Human Resources Manager and other hiring officials. Had to present a valid drivers liscence and was asked typical questions that an HR official would ask. It was quite a few years ago for me, so I am a bit fuzzy on the details.

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hostess Brands in December 2011.

    Interview

    Asked detailed sales questions...how you would approach new customers.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your most difficult time with a former employee?   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hostess Brands in April 2009.

    Interview

    The first interview was more or less a casual conversation covering everything from prior work experience to sports and cars, before leaving I filled out an employment application as well as some other forms and awaited contact, after 2 days I returned to do a formal interview with the area manager and the HR department which entailed a series of "what if" and "tell me a time when" type of canned questions after which compensation was discussed. After the second interview I was given a timed computer based problem solving test that was roughly 100 questions which wasn't too difficult, I was offered the job a couple of days later.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you the best cantidate for this job? What do you have to offer that others do not?   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hostess Brands in January 2009.

    Interview

    At the time I interviewed, I went through 1 with just me and the DSM, and the next with me 2 DSMs and there boss the state mngr. I went through a 3 week process.
    What I see now these guys come in with blue jeans and t shirts, I-View with a DSM, and a week later they throw them on a route and wonder why they quit ,and/or cant finish the route.

    It seems there looking for a warm body that can pass a drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • If you witness one of your fellow employees doing wrong, would you tell managment?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    negotiate? What, You better take what they offer, and that tends to change to the negitive over time.

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