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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated September 24, 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)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the people that I worked with

    Cons

    They went bankrupt and my contract ended

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Sr. Director or VP"

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    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great new fast-paced innovative company that has potential to change the landscape of the Sweet Snacking industry

    Cons

    Fast-pace may not always allow for best analysis of consumer insights to help guide best decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Being understaffed doesn't allow me or my team the full benefit of our expertise. We are often too busy just trying to 'get stuff done' to be able to really add the value of our insights.....an unfortunate miss.

  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. "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.


  5. 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


  6. "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.


  7. "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".

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Heading back to bankruptcy"

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    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


  10. "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


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