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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Good pay consistent work over time (in 19 reviews)

  • Good place to work good benefits (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunity to grow the company and save money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were good to work with, systems were being updated, and they helped the community

    Cons

    Union contracts killed the company

    Advice to Management

    Protect against unions


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  3. "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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "It was alright, until it shut down."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They were flexible with my schedule and the two ladies I worked with were great. The pay was good as well.

    Cons

    I saw a lot of waste. Over baking thousands of dollars worth of product then sending it to the thrift stores to sell for ridiculously cheap. I can see partly how the company ended up the bankruptcy twice within several years.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management left.


  6. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many people directing things from behind the desk. Going out in the market is where it happens.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people that are out on the street everyday.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Warehouse Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  9. "Hostess No No"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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.


  10. "Donut operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


  11. "sales rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    work was easy, days went by really fast, pay was good, didn't need a college degree

    Cons

    the trucks were as old as dirt, had a lot of miles on them, and broke down constantly

    Advice to Management

    well, you went out of business, so there is no more management around anymore.


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