Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 10 April 2015
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  1. I loved working for Hostess Brands, it was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Every division and department is different

    Cons

    The company is closed and everyone was laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Company closed

  2. It was truly a learning experience for me, and I will not eat hostess products every again. .

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    Former Employee - Packer/Feeder in Columbus, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Packer/Feeder in Columbus, GA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    They pay very well. They have good benefits.

    Cons

    In case of emergency the company will give you the ok to take off but when you return they will terminate you.

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration that employees' sometimes have emergency that comes up and they have no control over natural causes and if they keep terminating everyone who have family emergency that the company will continue to have a big turnover. Also PLEASE WEAR GLOVES WHEN TOUCHING THOSE CAKES, AND CLEAN BELTS WHEN BUGS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED ON CONVEYER BELTS.

  3. Wonderful company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receiving/Shipping in Schiller Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Receiving/Shipping in Schiller Park, IL (US)

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

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

    Pros

    people were like family. we all helped each other

    Cons

    management a little weak did not take control of bad situations

    Advice to Management

    take control of your company and bring it back to the elite status it was

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  5. was a good company till Interstate Brands bought us, then everything went downhill fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 paying job five day work week, allowed good work and life balance

    Cons

    Mismanagement and wasteful spending from top to bottom

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over with people that know the industry

  6. It was alright, until it shut down.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands

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

    Pros

    They were flexible with my schedule and the two ladies I worked with were great. The pay was good as well.

    Cons

    I saw a lot of waste. Over baking thousands of dollars worth of product then sending it to the thrift stores to sell for ridiculously cheap. I can see partly how the company ended up the bankruptcy twice within several years.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management left.

  7. the best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    free snacks during morning break

    Cons

    getting fat, gettin g fat\

    Advice to Management

    more powder in the donuts

  8. it payed the bills

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL (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

    money was good,steady job for41.5 years

    Cons

    did not have much of a life

    Advice to Management

    got to greedy

  9. Helpful (1)

    it was a great company to work I miss it.

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Modesto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Modesto, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working with people, able to move around all the time.

    Cons

    early mornings, weather changes, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    listening more to sales reps ideas.

  10. great job great people great store space

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Braintree, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Braintree, MA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    money benefits displays and sale displays ere ample

    Cons

    old equipment computers printers trucks broke down

    Advice to Management

    stop the war on workers

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Team, Victim of History

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Field Route Engineering in Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager, Field Route Engineering in Irving, TX (US)

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, great products, good leadership (now). Really enjoyed the vast majority of most of the people I worked with and the leadership was focused and creative. I felt like my leadership heard me when I spoke and took my suggestions and observations seriously.

    Cons

    history of poor labor management decisions. Company struggled to remain relevant because of poor leadership decisions from the past. Failure to copyright the cupcake squiggle left market imitators free to copy. Bad labor contracts were hard to remove/update. Sense of entitlement from some organized labor elements and divisive input from union locals and other union leadership created very turbulent working environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of collective bargaining agreements, but don't give away the house either.

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