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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  • Upper management had no business running a company (in 12 reviews)

  • Company went bankrupt Chapter 13 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "it payed the bills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    money was good,steady job for41.5 years

    Cons

    did not have much of a life

    Advice to Management

    got to greedy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "it was a great company to work I miss it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with people, able to move around all the time.

    Cons

    early mornings, weather changes, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    listening more to sales reps ideas.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team, Victim of History"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Field Route Engineering in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Field Route Engineering in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great products, good leadership (now). Really enjoyed the vast majority of most of the people I worked with and the leadership was focused and creative. I felt like my leadership heard me when I spoke and took my suggestions and observations seriously.

    Cons

    history of poor labor management decisions. Company struggled to remain relevant because of poor leadership decisions from the past. Failure to copyright the cupcake squiggle left market imitators free to copy. Bad labor contracts were hard to remove/update. Sense of entitlement from some organized labor elements and divisive input from union locals and other union leadership created very turbulent working environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of collective bargaining agreements, but don't give away the house either.


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  5. "great job great people great store space"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Braintree, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    money benefits displays and sale displays ere ample

    Cons

    old equipment computers printers trucks broke down

    Advice to Management

    stop the war on workers


  6. "sold us out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    not a one they gave up

    Cons

    lied, cheated, and never looked back

    Advice to Management

    you paid your debt, now pay your employees


  7. "very challanging having to order product for 20-30 different stops a week in advance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    got to meet alot of good people

    Cons

    having to drive in bad weather


  8. "My experience was interestng. I learned a lot of new skills."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The cross training,salary,benefits and their union.

    Cons

    We worked long hours. I didn't like working on Sunday's

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with the employees on a daily basis.


  9. "Environmental Compliance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great responsibility, diversity, and colleagues

    Cons

    Company was in bankruptcy twice

    Advice to Management

    Not use union employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I was a machine operator who ran the machinery that wrapped buns, robots that delivered the wrapped product to trays whi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Machine Operator-production in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Machine Operator-production in Denver, CO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good co-workers, benefits.

    Cons

    It was very hard work

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Union always keep the upperhand. Hostess allowed some very bad Union contracts."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Cupcakes and always a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Short staffed..always picking up others work.



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