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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. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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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

    Great atmosphere and community

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    make sure to keep talent with more incentive

  3. "Sad review"

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Summerville, SC
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Summerville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with as far as fellow employees was concern. Independent work flow was the normal procedure. Planning work flow was each individual responsibility.

    Cons

    Company went bankrupt Chapter 13. Management in the middle level was corrupt and looked at employees as slaves,crooks and property to do the wishes as they see fit. There was never as conversation as teamwork concept just a dictatorial mandate from those middle managers. Middle managers was the reason the company folded. Very Sad!

    Advice to Management

    Not really much one can say about a company that filled Chapter 13. I just hope that former middle managers from the company is not employed in your company.


  4. "National Account Mgr."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Iconic great brands, with strong acceptance from consumers.

    Cons

    Ownership/management belief system & leadership style.

    Advice to Management

    Ownership/management core philosophy: "The beatings will continue, until morale improves".


  5. "Sales Role bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is selling twinkies and other baked goods. I would recommend reading the ingredients label. The positive thing about the company is they have competitors now who can work with customers which will benefit the competitors more than in the past.

    Cons

    management very unprofessional, not customer focused. The treatment of employees is poor and not in line with best practices of todays companies.

    Advice to Management

    private equity sell to a company willing to reorganize all workflow and relationships with customers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits. I really liked some of the previous managers.

    Cons

    Poor HR and Corporate respect for team members

    Advice to Management

    Respect your team.


  7. "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

  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. "National Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with everyday

    Cons

    company went bankrupt and thus they were unstable


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