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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated May 30, 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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Retail Specialist in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Specialist in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    I don't have anything to say


  4. "Bakery outlet manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall a very good job. Day went by fast and pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Company filed for bankruptsy and closed all divisions of company and sold off all there brands.


  5. "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


  6. "My experience was interestng. I learned a lot of new skills."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The cross training,salary,benefits and their union.

    Cons

    We worked long hours. I didn't like working on Sunday's

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with the employees on a daily basis.


  7. "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!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great potential growth in the industry

    Cons

    none that i could think of


  9. "packer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Packer in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people to work with.

    Cons

    ther are no downside work at hostess brands.u

    Advice to Management

    upper management was very good people.


  10. "Outstanding oportunity for sales experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Macon, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    competetive salary, easy work schedule

    Cons

    worn equipment, reduced base pay

    Advice to Management

    new equipment, reinstate base pay


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