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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated March 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. Helpful (1)

    "Wonder Bread"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Hodgkins, IL
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Hodgkins, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good wages and benefits. Lots of overtime available.

    Cons

    No opportunity for any advancement or promotion

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to your employers.


  2. "Welcome to Hostess Brands, were we don't care about your problems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loader in Roscoe, IL
    Former Employee - Loader in Roscoe, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, free products, decent working conditions, great bosses ( at certain depots ) really enjoyed the my coworker. Mostly hassle free management. Union job helped out allot. Allot of free time after the trucks are loaded. Depot management was awesome with letting you work over time and taking home product that was over ordered. you could smoke in the building

    Cons

    Allot of older drivers who were very set in there ways on how things should have been done. Surprise visits from the higher ups at any given time. No radio's in the warehouse, had to bring my own. Had to bring your own back brace or anything that would make your job easier.

    Advice to Management

    Don't like about what is going on in the company.


  3. "12 years for what?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good. Some great employees over the years.

    Cons

    Racism, lack of direction, lies from management

    Advice to Management

    doesn't matter anymore they are closed.


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  5. "Constant changing of the guard and business plan"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Iconic Brands,Great Benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Terrible business plan, Had gone thru 2 bankrupcies and 4 CEOs in 7years

    Advice to Management

    Replace old and outdated equipment (Delivery trucks,bread racks etc)Hold District managers accountable


  6. "no reason this should happen, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Neptune, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Neptune, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay but over the years continue to decline

    Cons

    poor management out dated equipment and out dated computer system

    Advice to Management

    stop taking money off the top, improve equipment, listen to sale force


  7. "My overall experience at Hostess was good!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hostess has some great products to work with

    Cons

    Limited money to invest back into the company


  8. "Director of National sales- Hostess Brands"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions, Fair employee practices

    Cons

    No advancement company continnued stuggling


  9. "Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is varied, interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The company liquidated due to past management not directing the company to evolve early enough prior to bankruptcy.


  10. "Confusing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none, it doesn't exist.

    Cons

    They were in disarray as the company spiraled to a stop. I tried to put it out of my mind and make the best of it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let unions dictate the way you run your business.


  11. "Company Liquidated after Chapter 11"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Iconic brand and high recognition

    Cons

    Struggles to keep up with competition


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