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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated June 15, 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. "It was rewarding ,if you were able to work for yourself without supervision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Salesman
    Former Employee - Route Salesman
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being your own boss ,being able to choose your own hours to some degree.The amount of money you make is dependant on how hard you try .The money I made for not having a college degree was phenominal!

    Cons

    The worst part is the long hours and not being free to have days off whenever you needed.And sometimes the weater conditions were very challenging


  2. "Good company to expand your skills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. "Every division and department is different"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "sales representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "District Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distict Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Distict Manager in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment , the management team allowed me to run my district without too much micro-management.

    Cons

    Company is now closed and out of business

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Good job until the bottom feel out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "a good job with good pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you work hard it can be very good pay, i made 75k in 2012 early hours my avg. was 2am - 1pm but i enjoyed being home early. also i had a good supv

    Cons

    some may not like the hours and if you got a bad supv. it could be difficult

    Advice to Management

    lack of quality and experience in upper mgmt. killed the business


  9. "I enjoyed my employment at Hostess Brands"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Room Accounting Clerk in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Computer Room Accounting Clerk in Billings, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. I enjoyed my position as the Computer Room Accounting Clerk that was responsible for the daily bake at our Billings Sweetheart Plant. My work entailed data entry of orders from the retail stores, routes, and sales personnel daily, printing of computer reports of last nights activity, ordering product from our Sister plants and outside vendors, and printing & distribution to production the load & trailer sheets for the product to be produced that day.
    Enjoyable local management personnel.

    Cons

    Very high paced position with lots of time management constraints. Some last minute changes may throw the bake off schedule. Loss of employees when Hostess Brands started to show signs that the company would liquidate.

    Advice to Management

    I wish the upper management could have kept this business afloat and made the necessary monetary concessions to do so. I wish the upper management had kept their promises of improving the infrastructure of the company's plants and had been truthful in their communication with the unions. There was too much money paid to the upper management that stayed through the liquidation that could have been used to save the company in a more productive way.


  10. "Great pay, if you can get it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Baker in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Production Baker in Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were great

    Cons

    The company closed their doors.


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