Hostess Brands

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We climbed the mountain and tripped and fell at the top

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

I have been working at Hostess Brands

Pros

Good pay, good benefits compared to most jobs

Cons

long, thankless hours and a very outdated and lazy management unless you call sitting at your desk all day reading and sending e-mails work. Get out a help an rsr with a display once in awhile

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The RSR's can't save the company alone. Take part in our effort and we can do this together. You may be able to con Mr. Driscoll but you can't con me. I've been at this over 32 years and know more than most of you, so "rise above the fray" and do something to help.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard to get ahead and be successful with such an outdated infrastructure, Unions have got to go.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Anyone willing to put in the time and take pride in the job they do can earn quite a good living as well as have a decent benefits package.

    Cons

    As with most companies every level of employment here has some downside, Route Sales have to deal with aging equipment poor weather on occasion and a fair share of misinformation. DSM's have to weather through a seriously oversized work load and do not have the time to give all the employees the attention required to build and maintain a happy high producing team, also the good employees suffer because a good deal of time is spent dealing with dead weight RSR's that are protected by a union, sadly any credibility we may have as DSM's is lost due to the poor information we're supplied with regarding upcoming promotions, new item launches and ever changing company policies all of which we end up passing to our sales force, when any of these things fall through it's a direct reflection on us as management. As for any position above a DSM I cannot speak to as I have not been in their shoes, I will say that due to the highly reactionary nature of the Senior management at this company I'm sure most positions above mine have similar issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales training for RSR's and lower level management would be a great start, Upper management may want to take some time to work out on the sales routes for more then one day to get a true feel for the business they oversee, this company could also use more front line employees where the most impact would be made, other than that everyone at this company knows its flaws, its just a matter of getting people up top willing to make some waves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Good place to work...you control your own income by how hard you work... Great job for a "people person"

    Cons

    Upper Management has a serious disconnect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek advice and listen to street level employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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