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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Good pay consistent work over time (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Really dont have nothing bad to say!


  2. "the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    free snacks during morning break

    Cons

    getting fat, gettin g fat\

    Advice to Management

    more powder in the donuts


  3. "Marketing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun brands! Growing company! Entrepreneurial culture.

    Cons

    Private equity owned, uncertain future.

    Advice to Management

    Set more realistic bonus targets.


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  5. "Good company to expand your skills"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Irving, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great brands and plenty of opportunity to work on projects and programs that you would not receive at larger companies

    Cons

    Bonus payout is sketchy but salary is good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving for efficiencies and provide better communication to the company


  6. "Every division and department is different"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many long term employees with lots of knowledge. If you were around before or during the bankruptcy, you earned your stripes! Many are open to discussion - they may not agree, but are open to discussion.

    Cons

    We are too short term focused, especially in the field. Some field divisions its never good enough. You hit a home run, and they ask why the bases were not loaded first? Some still live in the past, during the glory years.

    Advice to Management

    Field politics and protecting one's own are limiting the success that Hostess could have. Last round of layoffs pushed out some good people, who were cut because of politics, not because of work quality.


  7. "not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work...you control your own income by how hard you work... Great job for a "people person"

    Cons

    Upper Management has a serious disconnect

    Advice to Management

    Seek advice and listen to street level employees


  8. "sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company had, great pay, benifits and pension plan. Good environment and worked with good people.

    Cons

    Had many long days throughout the week about 10 hours of overtime weekly. And was totally mis managed from the top down


  9. "Good job until the bottom feel out"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Warwick, RI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You worked hard, but went home satisfied every day

    Cons

    Unions killed the company for good

    Advice to Management

    If you reopen, do not negotiate with the unions. It needs to be a union free workplace


  10. "Good company and people to work with, but the union contracts crippled them."

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, may good systems, several perks, encouraged working with supplliers

    Cons

    better compensation is needed, incentives to earn more would be good

    Advice to Management

    offer to do continuous training or upgrading of professional skills of staff


  11. "Ok job"

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is ok and it is what can make one stay

    Cons

    Hours is not enough needs help


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