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Pros
  • Good pay consistent work over time (in 19 reviews)

  • Mostly good people working there at the local level (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Company went bankrupt Chapter 13 (in 3 reviews)

  • company went bankrupt and thus they were unstable (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Production Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very little. Company getting bought and sold multiple times, 17 hour work days

    Cons

    Same as above, very misleading and unstable, extremely long work days, no sporting chance given, hardly any support from middle/upper mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Support your management team. Be more transparent about the realities of the company's position/future.


  2. "Hostess Memphis"

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    Former Employee - Planner Scheduler/Buyer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Planner Scheduler/Buyer in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Willingness to spend the money in order to keep the facility running. Mostly good people working there at the local level.

    Cons

    Unionized labor force at the hourly level. Unwillingness to compromise in order to save company. Old facility that needed constant upkeep.

  3. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good experience
    - Management practices patience
    - Good trainers

    Cons

    - No quality of life
    - Not flexible

    Advice to Management

    Have an ear out for employees and their moral. Need to be more organized as far as scheduling, switching and promoting positions.


  4. "Pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon

    Cons

    Split days off,Ceo doesnt know what he is doing

    Advice to Management

    weekends off


  5. "good company to work for 12years"

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Michigan City, IN

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

    Pros

    good people to work with always there for you.

    Cons

    company made investments that always cost them money and clients.


  6. "Hostess Brands what happen"

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    Former Employee - Route Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great job 8 years ago

    Cons

    last 5 years it went down hill. to many differant ceos running the company in differant ways

    Advice to Management

    Get some one who has bakery experience to run the company


  7. "Hostess brands"

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    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

  8. "Bankrupt"

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    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


  9. "Company liquidating"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "hostess brands"

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    Current Employee - Finishing in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Finishing in Emporia, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    right now you get 40 hrs and overtime and paid vacations

    Cons

    they took our pension and is in bankruptcy


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