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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. "New journey begins now"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Heading back to bankruptcy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Hostess Brands (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were none to speak of.

    Cons

    Long tireless hours for little compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  3. "Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Operator in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, if you're tough enough overall not a bad job to have. But if you can't handle long hours and hard work don't even try. You gotta have thick skin and common sense for this job.

    Cons

    As a machine operator it's often all eyes on you. You have to be able to take harsh criticism and keep your focus at the same time. Most of the time supers have no idea how much work you are actually doing and like to bust your balls because they don't understand.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bite the hands that runs the plant.


  4. "stay away"

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

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, extra hours, if you wanted it, union membership

    Cons

    Upper management had no business running a company


  5. "salesman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Salem, OR

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

    Pros

    hours independence wages benefits insurance

    Cons

    hours maNAGEMENT LACK OF INTELLIGENT SUPERVISION

    Advice to Management

    need to better communicate be more honest more caring not liars not ignorant not insesitive more feeling


  6. "out of business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, busy fulfilling work

    Cons

    Bankrupt, out of business , killed off by unions and hedgefunds.

    Advice to Management

    There is no more management


  7. "Donut operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work good benefits

    Cons

    Unorganized,could be a better place

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way u want to be treated


  8. "Route Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Apache Junction, AZ
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Apache Junction, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was based on commission. which was good

    Cons

    The company expected you to put in over 12 hour days

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  9. "Hostess No No"

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

    Pros

    The factory smelled good when we baked snack cakes.The river of chocolate for the ho ho's was also good to eat.The pay was good.

    Cons

    Always had to fight to get 30 hours a week. The management was for the most part cool. The assistant plant manager was the best boss I ever had. Real down to earth guy.


  10. "mixer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mixer in Germantown, TN
    Former Employee - Mixer in Germantown, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good job and benefits nice employess

    Cons

    very hot work condtions split days off

    Advice to Management

    none


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