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Company doesn't return loyalty

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

I worked at Hostess Brands

Pros

You get payed on a regular basis
Health benefits

Cons

Good ole boys network
Management devalues anyone under them
Refusal to recognize good work
Does not give raises to mid level management
Very bad moral among employees and management continues to just move around managers and rehire people known to be bad bosses. They refuse to clean house and get competent management. The get rid of anyone who seems to actually care about employees and the company instead of lining their own pockets.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean house. Get rid of Sales Management, Bakery Managemen and almost everyone at Corporate. Make anyone who wants a management job actually work in a bakery and in sales for at least 2 weeks. Get rid of ALL HR employees and hire people that will actually work with employess and management. This will help temper the union issues.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Every division and department is different

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Many long term employees with lots of knowledge. If you were around before or during the bankruptcy, you earned your stripes! Many are open to discussion - they may not agree, but are open to discussion.

    Cons

    We are too short term focused, especially in the field. Some field divisions its never good enough. You hit a home run, and they ask why the bases were not loaded first? Some still live in the past, during the glory years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field politics and protecting one's own are limiting the success that Hostess could have. Last round of layoffs pushed out some good people, who were cut because of politics, not because of work quality.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    I have been with the company for almost 21 years and in the past five years the company has went down so fast

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    Current Employee - Shipping in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Shipping in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    It is a steady income and provided insurance.

    Cons

    The new upper management is clueless as to how a bakery should run, Our plant has lost so many good people due to corp, choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start compensating your employees for their time. Your management team does not enjoy 70 hours a week with no compensation. you make the bucks so should they!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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