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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. "Donut operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work good benefits

    Cons

    Unorganized,could be a better place

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way u want to be treated


  2. "Route Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Apache Junction, AZ
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Apache Junction, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was based on commission. which was good

    Cons

    The company expected you to put in over 12 hour days

    Advice to Management

    Listen

  3. "Hostess No No"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mixer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Mixer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The factory smelled good when we baked snack cakes.The river of chocolate for the ho ho's was also good to eat.The pay was good.

    Cons

    Always had to fight to get 30 hours a week. The management was for the most part cool. The assistant plant manager was the best boss I ever had. Real down to earth guy.


  4. "mixer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mixer in Germantown, TN
    Former Employee - Mixer in Germantown, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good job and benefits nice employess

    Cons

    very hot work condtions split days off

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Good job, bad management"

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    • 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


  6. "Hostess Brands"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Nice to work for a brand name that my friends and family recognize, wages and/or salaries are competitive, nice benefits and vacation and time off packages

    Cons

    Too many rehires from previous owners that are set in their ways, long hours, extra days and overtime wear down workers, emphasis on business rather than people

    Advice to Management

    Make sure EVERYONE is on board with the new business plan and model, and make sure to not over work employees, it would be better to hire more people and have them work less hours


  7. "shipping"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none that's the best I can give you but you already know that

    Cons

    just a bad place too work

    Advice to Management

    change from before and start anew team

  8. "Route Sales"

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was great and the benefits were good. I loved what I was doing.

    Cons

    This was the most miss manages company I have ever worked for. You cannot pay someone 30,000 a week and have him ask everyone to take pay cuts.

    Advice to Management

    They should have paid more attention to what customers really wanted. If they had they would still be in business.


  9. "Warehouse Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was left alone to do my job, not much pressure from management

    Cons

    Company was going down hill. Not sure about new management but was terrible in 2012


  10. "Strong Sales and Market Share, but couldn't turn a profit"

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, dedicated and experienced RSRs

    Cons

    Deteriorating plant and equipment, burdened by Union, inconsistent product


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