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Hostess Brands Reviews

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Pros
  • Good pay consistent work over time (in 19 reviews)

  • Good place to work good benefits (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "National Account Mgr."

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


  2. "Former Hostess Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    It was good union and strike experience for my resume.
    Had many supervisors that had a lot of tenure and were overall good to work with.

    Cons

    They did not treat their employees very well.
    The offices and the shop floor were both not very clean.
    So much turmoil.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully they have learned from their past mistakes and are able to make the best of their clean slate.


  3. "Good job, bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    get to work on your own, meet great people

    Cons

    management gets bonuses while your pay goes down


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  5. "Terrible company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was good. Hours were good lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. To many bosses.


  6. "was a good company till Interstate Brands bought us, then everything went downhill fast"

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

    Pros

    Good paying job five day work week, allowed good work and life balance

    Cons

    Mismanagement and wasteful spending from top to bottom

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over with people that know the industry


  7. "route sales driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    went out of business nov, 2012

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Career at Hostess Brands"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    People that worked there - relationships

    Cons

    Company closed due to union issues

    Advice to Management

    No longer relevant to management


  9. "Difficult with upper Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great Team at the Plant level.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership at the top

    Advice to Management

    Go run a Bagel shop


  10. "Company is outdated. More investment is needed to the front lines and bakeries to succeed!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great brands!!! The company has the right pieces to be a success!!

    Cons

    The DSM job is over worked, too many items on their plate

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people so DSMs are able to sell and do more to impact the bottom line.


  11. "It Sounds Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hostess Brands has benefits and are unionized, so you are protected. Also, they have an adequate pension plan for the time being.

    Cons

    Hostess Brands has filed bankruptcy AGAIN. It is a company with a lot of potential, but it is so poorly managed that it's being driven into the ground. Also, the job stability is no longer existent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers instead of using them. We're the ones who know what the company needs anyway.


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