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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Good pay consistent work over time (in 19 reviews)

  • Good place to work good benefits (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits, insurance and they work around your schedule!!

    Cons

    It gets difficult at times like any other job does.


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  5. "employment criteria"

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    Former Employee - Loader in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Loader in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours and days

    Cons

    split days off and hot work environment

    Advice to Management

    focus more I work environment conditions and set up policies for workers to voice work concerns without feeling about concerns of retribution


  6. "shipper/manager/sales"

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    Former Employee - Shipping Manager in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Shipping Manager in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    I liked the third shift. I liked keeping busy. I liked working with other people.I liked doing the paper work.

    Cons

    I didn't like when a trailer was late with the product to be shipped out. We were not kept busy while waiting. I would rather be kept busy working at a steady pas than to have down time.

    Advice to Management

    Work well with others, and try working as a team to get the task at hand done together and efficiently.


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the people that I worked with

    Cons

    They went bankrupt and my contract ended

    Advice to Management

    NA


  8. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Packer and Feeder in Talbotton, GA
    Former Employee - Packer and Feeder in Talbotton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Co workers and great training.

    Cons

    Lay off too much due to lack of work for company.

    Advice to Management

    Good hours and great pay.


  9. "New journey begins now"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator-production in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator-production in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love having the ability to learn something new everyday.

    Cons

    Work schedule very unstable. Business is not doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest as possible with people.


  10. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Operator in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, if you're tough enough overall not a bad job to have. But if you can't handle long hours and hard work don't even try. You gotta have thick skin and common sense for this job.

    Cons

    As a machine operator it's often all eyes on you. You have to be able to take harsh criticism and keep your focus at the same time. Most of the time supers have no idea how much work you are actually doing and like to bust your balls because they don't understand.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bite the hands that runs the plant.


  11. "Route Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Apache Junction, AZ
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Apache Junction, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was based on commission. which was good

    Cons

    The company expected you to put in over 12 hour days

    Advice to Management

    Listen



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