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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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  1. "Sales Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for with Iconic brands

    Cons

    There were no cons to report


  2. "Forklift operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits,

    Cons

    No weekends off. They think we don't have a life outside work.

    Advice to Management

    Employee are human

  3. "Sales"

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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

    Great Brands to work with

    Cons

    Poor work culture to work in


  4. "Retail sales representative"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Operations in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Detailed. Punctual. Worker.learner. tasker. Open

    Cons

    Laziness. None compliant. Late.no learning. Lazy

    Advice to Management

    Very out going and dedicated to my work


  5. "Great until they decided to cut 18500 people out of their distribution system."

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    Former Employee - Branch Sales Manager in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Sales Manager in Lancaster, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great product and there were tons of great people that I worked for, with and that worked for me. One of the best teams I have ever been a part of.

    Cons

    Going out of business was kind of a bummer

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Emporia, KS
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job pays pretty good. The benefits are decent aswell. You get overtime pretty much every week.

    Cons

    You work 12 hours shifts. You will not have a life if you work here. Very stressful. Job. They run 24/7 full blast. With old crappy machines that can't keep up.


  7. "Great until they went bankrupt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy for those who have great managers, which I did. I didn't see many people leaving until the end.

    Cons

    poor fiscal management. The unions were always asking for more and more and more. They finally closed the place down, and 10s of thousands of people lost their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Please find someone who has a strong financial background for all of the top finance positions. The company should be able to pull through in tough times.

  8. "Machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and a good people

    Cons

    Long hrs on your feets

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  9. "Good pay for very hard work"

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    Current Employee - Production Line Worker in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Production Line Worker in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - most co-workers encouraging and nice as long as they see you trying
    - frequent breaks with a fully stocked break room with easy to use card system
    - temp hire or direct hire, you get paid well for a factory job
    - upper staff is always willing to work with you, encourage tons of questions, and are patient with new comers
    - All departments leave their doors open and are always happy to see you even if it is to vent about work
    - considering a lot people give up after the first week, if you stick around and work hard you can easily get a higher up position and pay raise

    Cons

    - very physically straining job
    - on your feet for 12 hours at a time
    - lots of bending down under belts and machines that can cause back pain
    - factory is loud and you have to wear earplugs, so it is hard to communicate with co-workers while on the floor when it is most important
    - training is trial and error, leaving room for painful accidents and unorganized familiarity with variety of stations
    - 600 employees means you could end up working with someone you've never met and wont know their work experience or whether they have been trained properly
    - you are obligated to come in and work when on call, making late night parties nerve wracking as you might have to go into work the next day

    Advice to Management

    - Instead of 1 orientation day for new hires, I recommend a second and even third day spent detailing each possible station, process, and job in the factory
    - The dangerous parts of a machine should be identified before a new hire even approaches a new station, new people could lose a finger trying to imitate what they see seasoned workers do in casual training.


  10. "Sanitation/Receiving Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sanitarian in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Sanitarian in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large facility, interesting daily challenges

    Cons

    They were going through another financial downturn.


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