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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated January 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, good benefits, if you're tough enough overall not a bad job to have (in 18 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management had no business running a company (in 12 reviews)

  • Company went bankrupt Chapter 13 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hostess"

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


  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. "Retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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  5. "Hostess"

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


  6. "New journey begins now"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. "National Sales"

    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

    Great people to work with everyday

    Cons

    company went bankrupt and thus they were unstable


  8. "Former Hostess Review"

    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
    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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


  11. "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



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