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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  1. "Only if you want to die here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good pay consistent work over time.

    Cons

    Unstable company, negative atmosphere, unhealthy management techniques.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on trying to fire people and more on building a better workforce.


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "Typical Corporate Mentality"

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

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

    Pros

    Minimal supervision while out on your sales route. Freedom to adjust your delivery schedules needed to complete your route in an efficient manner.

    Cons

    Union concessions. This job paid well at first, but the people who put in all of the work were slowly drained of our pay by taking concessions to pay off the negligent company's bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Have some accountability within your management teams. Stop taking bonuses when the rest of us are taking pay cuts. I guess it doesn't matter now that they are bankrupt


  7. "Production Supervisor"

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    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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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