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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated December 30, 2017
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  1. "satisfying"

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "do not work here,unfair"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Driver in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work by your self
    no fun,use to be good pay

    Cons

    lots of hours,first start out 70 ours a week

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Going down the toilet"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSP in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - RSP in Mankato, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My customers are the only good things. Pretty much left alone unless there is a problem. Pay is OK except it's not what it use to be

    Cons

    No support. The management don't have any real knowledge of the business. The manage feels that they can run everything from behind the desk

    Advice to Management

    Some one needs to be in direct contact with store management . The rsp doesn't have the time to stand around.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "What a Joke"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Worker in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good job before they took nearly 1/4th of the salary away Depends on what position you have for how many hours you work. Inside workers are 40/45, route sales are 60+

    Cons

    Poor management. Use of cardboard that is thrown away after one use; there is money for that, but not to pay your workers. real nice. Terrible hours, wage reductions do not make me wanna work any harder

    Advice to Management

    Be a manager, do not run routes. Your job is to manage people and sell our brand. Not be vacation relief


  5. Helpful (1)

    "hostess brands"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finishing in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Finishing in Emporia, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    right now you get 40 hrs and overtime and paid vacations

    Cons

    they took our pension and is in bankruptcy


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Run as fast as you can for this company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - RSR in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of. Pays ok, but they are cutting that, benefits were good, but they are cutting those also.

    Cons

    To many to list,
    Long Long thankless hours, split days (nights) off, working weekends, no life/work balance at all.
    Lazy, incompetent managers that hide in the office and send emails.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some management that can actually do the job, sell the company to someone else


  7. "Not bad, be better if it was more stable"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - District Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, benefits and expenses. Vacation is good too. I have enjoyed my territory as well.

    Cons

    unstable- Everyone in mid/senior leadership is there because of time on job and not knowledge, There is a lot of waste that goes in the trash that could be additional GP.

    Advice to Management

    sell to a capable owner

  8. "What Happened to this Company"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales in Chickasaw, AL
    Current Employee - Route Sales in Chickasaw, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always Hiring, good benefits, good guys to work with on the average

    Cons

    I have seen this company change drastically. I guess I am old Now, I made great money here 20 years ago. Now, things are ran by greedy, dishonest , unexperienced uppermanagement, who have NO BAKERY distribution training. This IS ASHAME FOR SURE. DM's hide behind emails and texts, never go out on the market, demanding things that they have NO CLUE about. A real Bread Man build a report with their customers. I could go on and ON , its sad. so much waste.

    Advice to Management

    RECRUIT SOME OLDTIMERS, WHO UNDERSTAND DISTRIBUTION, this is not a soda delivivery company. GET SOME EXPERIENCE IN HERE. STOP THE GREED, STOP THE WASTE, NO WONDER YOU ALL LOOSE MONEY, GET OUT OF YOUR OFFICES AND GO CHECK OUT THE MARKET..OR IS IT TOO HOT??


  9. "work life of a salesman"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. The pay is fairly good. The benefits (for now) are alright. Immediate supervision is decent.

    Cons

    Long hours and dealing with a lot of people who maybe shouldn't have been placed in a position of authority. Second bankruptcy for the company since I've been with them. Doesn't look like we'll survive this one.

    Advice to Management

    Get the bankruptcy situation resolved. Whichever way it goes is preferable to going months on end not knowing if the doors will be locked the next day you come in.


  10. "On balance, it has been a good company over my 30 years."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shiping in Hodgkins, IL
    Current Employee - Shiping in Hodgkins, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good pay for unskilled labor. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Inept management which has lead to our 2 bk's in 8 years. Lack of quality leadership at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Close all the thrift stores. Close and consolidate bakeries. Cut bakery management in half. Eliminate varieties that do not sell. Get rid of anything owned by Hostess Brands that is not either specifically Hostess or Wonder Bread.


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