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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 10 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunity to grow the company and save money

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people was good to work with.

    Cons

    Communication was a negative downfall

    Advice to Management

    Wish continued success.

  3. Hostess Brands what happen

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great job 8 years ago

    Cons

    last 5 years it went down hill. to many differant ceos running the company in differant ways

    Advice to Management

    Get some one who has bakery experience to run the company

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  5. packer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer in Phila, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Packer in Phila, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people to work with.

    Cons

    ther are no downside work at hostess brands.u

    Advice to Management

    upper management was very good people.

  6. I enjoyed the actual work that i did. However upper management had no idea how to operate the company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Delivery Driver in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Route Delivery Driver in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot about people route sales and merchandising.

    Cons

    Upper management ran the company out of business.

  7. route sales driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    went out of business nov, 2012

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Company Liquidated after Chapter 11

    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Hostess Brands (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Iconic brand and high recognition

    Cons

    Struggles to keep up with competition

  9. I had a bad feeling from day one!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free donuts, great working hours and if you work in Corporate location in Kansas City Missouri, you have your Own Office.

    Cons

    Lack of training because you're pretty much on your own. Management very cold and I never felt like I was part of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over again. Have Management take classes in 101 Etiquette and communication.

  10. Hosstes Brands

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Schiller Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Schiller Park, IL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good concerned employees who cared about their futures with the comapny.

    Cons

    poor management misuse of company funds no understanding of worker needs or customer needs poor company culture

    Advice to Management

    better treatment and recognition of valued employees better understanding of customers needs in developing products and advertising

  11. Confusing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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