Hostess Brands

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Company doesn't return loyalty

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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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    very unsatisfied

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Department Head in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    wages are good compared to other companies in same catagory.

    Cons

    treated like second hand citizens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay closer attention to employees rather on yourself and what you can get.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Forget your personal life

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Route Sales
    Former Employee - Route Sales

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits. Upper management was supportive and personable.

    Cons

    Typical day began around 4 am and ended around 3-4 pm. The pay is ok but when you consider the amount of hours put in it doesn't look so good.

    Many of the other employees were nearing retirement and they looked beat up and broken from so many years of physial labor and long hours. May be a good job for a few years but not for a life long career.

    When you are out on the road you are all alone. The trucks are old and very cold or hot depending on the time of year. Many of the receivers have no patients and look down upon you.

    It can be difficult to figure out your order for the coming week let alone the coming month.

    Deliveries should only be made 4 days a week. Most of the times, Fridays and Saturdays, the shelves were stocked and little needed to be put out. This resulted in a day where you were basically driving around for 9 hours straigtening shelves. For a week as long as it is, one more day off would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New trucks are needed, and they should be equipped with radios. (it gets boring on the road)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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