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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Breaker in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Breaker in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They had reakky good trainers

    Cons

    the other workers made your job difficult

  3. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Mixing in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Mixing in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    KNOWING the product is going out to consumer in a safe manner.

    Cons

    Rushing which leads to unsafe act, injuries, unprepared cakes,unwrap cakes and pies. Wrong code dates,not fill with creme, uneven or raw cakes and pies and line not being properly wash down.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain safe inviroment with little or none recalls.


  4. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Winfield, WV
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Winfield, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Health Benefits since you were given the same as the Union employees just at a much higher rate,but still less than most companies for the same benefits

    Cons

    company never updated with the times and was still operating as if it was 1970 the downfall I think was engineered and to many eggs were put into the Walmart basket

    Advice to Management

    No Advice as they went Bankrupt so it would make little difference at this point Should have been a little wiser in how they spent there money


  5. "Sr. Director or VP"

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    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great new fast-paced innovative company that has potential to change the landscape of the Sweet Snacking industry

    Cons

    Fast-pace may not always allow for best analysis of consumer insights to help guide best decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Being understaffed doesn't allow me or my team the full benefit of our expertise. We are often too busy just trying to 'get stuff done' to be able to really add the value of our insights.....an unfortunate miss.


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    "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits. I really liked some of the previous managers.

    Cons

    Poor HR and Corporate respect for team members

    Advice to Management

    Respect your team.


  7. "out of business"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, busy fulfilling work

    Cons

    Bankrupt, out of business , killed off by unions and hedgefunds.

    Advice to Management

    There is no more management

  8. "Donut operator"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work good benefits

    Cons

    Unorganized,could be a better place

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way u want to be treated


  9. "Hostess No No"

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

    Pros

    The factory smelled good when we baked snack cakes.The river of chocolate for the ho ho's was also good to eat.The pay was good.

    Cons

    Always had to fight to get 30 hours a week. The management was for the most part cool. The assistant plant manager was the best boss I ever had. Real down to earth guy.


  10. "Strong Sales and Market Share, but couldn't turn a profit"

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, dedicated and experienced RSRs

    Cons

    Deteriorating plant and equipment, burdened by Union, inconsistent product


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