I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (Less than a year)
- most co-workers encouraging and nice as long as they see you trying
- frequent breaks with a fully stocked break room with easy to use card system
- temp hire or direct hire, you get paid well for a factory job
- upper staff is always willing to work with you, encourage tons of questions, and are patient with new comers
- All departments leave their doors open and are always happy to see you even if it is to vent about work
- considering a lot people give up after the first week, if you stick around and work hard you can easily get a higher up position and pay raise
- very physically straining job
- on your feet for 12 hours at a time
- lots of bending down under belts and machines that can cause back pain
- factory is loud and you have to wear earplugs, so it is hard to communicate with co-workers while on the floor when it is most important
- training is trial and error, leaving room for painful accidents and unorganized familiarity with variety of stations
- 600 employees means you could end up working with someone you've never met and wont know their work experience or whether they have been trained properly
- you are obligated to come in and work when on call, making late night parties nerve wracking as you might have to go into work the next day
Advice to Management
- Instead of 1 orientation day for new hires, I recommend a second and even third day spent detailing each possible station, process, and job in the factory
- The dangerous parts of a machine should be identified before a new hire even approaches a new station, new people could lose a finger trying to imitate what they see seasoned workers do in casual training.
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Hostess Brands.
Went in to find the HR Manager was in Orientation and no one knew I was to be interviewed. Things got fixed after about 15 min of them researching. The interview itself was a joke, nothing out of the ordinary. Seemed as though they were not prepared not seemed interested in interviewing. No mention of walking the plant. Bad Sign.
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