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

Manager (Current Employee)

ProsSalary and benefits are better than most comparable positions with other companies.

ConsThe company has hired so many people from the outside for upper management that we are top heavy. The new people do not understand the business and they have made one bad decision after another. They have held meetings asking the employees what needs to be done to turn the company around and they end up doing the opposite. In an effort to justify the cost of hiring more upper management they have been laying off the people on the front lines doing all the work which squeezes middle management to pick up the slack. They have eliminated positions without thinking of who was to do the work so the few of us who once cared, had to scramble to cover the workload even though it wasn't related to our job. The company is so inefficient now, It takes weeks to get things done that used to be done in just a few minutes. Now they are going to close most of the offices and outsource the work overseas. The morale is very low with most expecting impending doom for the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to eliminate the current inefficient structure and go back to the same structure it had when it made money. The routes will have to be sold.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    3 people found this helpful  

    We climbed the mountain and tripped and fell at the top

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) 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    Pros: Good pay, good benefits compared to most jobs Cons: long, thankless hours and a very outdated and lazy management unless you call sitting at your desk all… Advice to Senior Management: The RSR's can't save the company alone.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.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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