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This used to be an excellent place to work until it changed from IBC to Wonder Bread

District Sales Manager (Current Employee) Peoria, IL (US)

ProsThe pay is somewhat driven by performance. However, there is room for improvement. Putting District Managers on a set salary I feel was a mistake. It made people lazy.

ConsThere isnt enough room to list them all. District managers are like people who are being drawn and quartered. They are pulled from 4 directions. Upper Management, Route Sales, Customers, & Their Families.It's become a basic rule that DSM's are considered at the end of their management career now. Upper Management has little respect for them and doesn't want to give them the training or the opportunities to succeed. The old IBC was an excellent place to work. You worked HARD, but you were respected and compensated well for your work. The New IBC (ran by a rag tag collection of Continental people and Ripplewood picks who know nothing about the baking business) Shows no respect, offers no advancement opportunities, and does not compensate based on performance.

Advice to Senior Management#1 - Get rid of the Union. #2 invest in training. Not just a 1 day seminar and then they go back to running routes everyday so they forget what they've learned. Give them the manpower to effectivly manage their own operation. A good DSM can generate more than enough growth through his people if he is left to manage instead of on a route every week. #3 Respect your people. Good people will work hard and have pride in their work if you respect them. Ask any successful senior manager and he will tell you the same.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hostess Brands could be compared to the Titanic after it struck the icberg.

    Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands


    Pros: Salary and benefits are better than most comparable positions with… Cons: The company has hired so many people from the outside for upper management that we are top heavy. The new people do not understand… Advice to Senior Management: The company needs to eliminate the current inefficient structure and go back to the same… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    in hell just waiting to get out of the fire so life can begin again,at this point anywhere would be better

    Line Catcher (Current Employee) Emporia, KS (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands


    Pros: retirement,and if this was not in the next 5 years I… Cons: management is made up of lazy people screwing people just to make there jobs easier and to get there friends in jobs that they dont… Advice to Senior Management: you need to come in to the emporia plant and don't just take there word about what they do or don't do, but spend time… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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