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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. "a good job with good pay"

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

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

    Pros

    if you work hard it can be very good pay, i made 75k in 2012 early hours my avg. was 2am - 1pm but i enjoyed being home early. also i had a good supv

    Cons

    some may not like the hours and if you got a bad supv. it could be difficult

    Advice to Management

    lack of quality and experience in upper mgmt. killed the business


  2. "12 years for what?"

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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.


  3. "bad company does not care about you"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Schiller Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people were good and caring

    Cons

    company does not care about you

    Advice to Management

    change your way you do business


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  5. "Dictatorial, disrespectful, archaic, good ol'boy managment drove hourlies to the union instead of drawing them away."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    To work to improve the culture and make a difference in the management team.

    Cons

    Any improvement attempted is fought at all levels and departments to keep the status quo for fear of raising the bar and possibly the performance expectations.
    Extremely low integrity among management. Very low accountability for those not performing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop expecting the same people who put the company in the position it's in to do any different than they've done since years before the last bankruptcy.
    Stop trying to turn the company around with the same people who drove it into the ditch in the first place. It wasn't the union. It was supervision all the way through EVPs that did this.


  6. "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.


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    "Wonder Bread"

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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.


  8. "Hostess brands"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Biddeford, ME
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Biddeford, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were good supervises good to work with

    Cons

    Too much corporate control plant manager could run the plant as he sees fit everything had to be okay from corporate too much red tape

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers like human beings not like numbers


  9. "Good job until the bottom feel out"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Warwick, RI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You worked hard, but went home satisfied every day

    Cons

    Unions killed the company for good

    Advice to Management

    If you reopen, do not negotiate with the unions. It needs to be a union free workplace


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what we did

    Cons

    Very hard work and long hours


  11. "Bankrupt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Temple, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money if your willing to work for it

    Cons

    55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

    Advice to Management

    ditch the unions


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