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was good years ago

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Current Employee - Route Sales  in  Detroit, MI (US)
Current Employee - Route Sales in Detroit, MI (US)

I have been working at Hostess Brands

Pros

no one watching over you all day

Cons

ceo's that dont know nothing about the business

Advice to ManagementAdvice

learn the cake and bread business before you try to make changes path to market a big waste of money

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Hostess Brands

  1.  

    Challenging experience intertwined with complete management incompetence

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Knoxville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    About only pro is that the company does provide good benefits.

    Cons

    Out of touch upper management. Lack of appreciation of field sales. Unfair/unreasonable expectations in relation to time required to perform job duties. Little to no training. Never seek feedback. Attaboys are nonexistant. Upper management and some middle management have no clue what is required to perform expected duties on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back in touch with your people. Hop on a truck. Get up at 2am and don't get home until 5pm or later, do it for a couple of weeks, then rethink your expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    #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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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