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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. "Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is varied, interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The company liquidated due to past management not directing the company to evolve early enough prior to bankruptcy.


  2. "Director of National sales- Hostess Brands"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions, Fair employee practices

    Cons

    No advancement company continnued stuggling

  3. "no reason this should happen, poor management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Neptune, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Neptune, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay but over the years continue to decline

    Cons

    poor management out dated equipment and out dated computer system

    Advice to Management

    stop taking money off the top, improve equipment, listen to sale force


  4. "What a roller coaster!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Before they bought Wonder in the 90's IBC was a GREAT place to work.

    Cons

    The Company Liquidated in 2012

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management should have listened to the employees in the field.


  5. "Good job until the bottom feel out"

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    • 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


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for what we did

    Cons

    Very hard work and long hours


  7. "Bankrupt"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Temple, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money if your willing to work for it

    Cons

    55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

    Advice to Management

    ditch the unions

  8. "sales representative"

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    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


  9. "Company liquidating"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for. I was free to do my job with very little supervision or guidance, unless needed.

    Cons

    The company is in the process of liquidating

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "satisfying"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    steady work all the time

    Cons

    many long hours and days


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