Hostess Brands

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    Hostess Brands what happen

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    Former Employee - Route Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    It was a great job 8 years ago

    Cons

    last 5 years it went down hill. to many differant ceos running the company in differant ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some one who has bakery experience to run the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    packer

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    Former Employee - Packer in Phila, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Packer in Phila, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    good people to work with.

    Cons

    ther are no downside work at hostess brands.u

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management was very good people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I enjoyed the actual work that i did. However upper management had no idea how to operate the company.

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    Former Employee - Route Delivery Driver in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Route Delivery Driver in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot about people route sales and merchandising.

    Cons

    Upper management ran the company out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    route sales driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    went out of business nov, 2012

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  6.  

    Company Liquidated after Chapter 11

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    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Hostess Brands (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Iconic brand and high recognition

    Cons

    Struggles to keep up with competition

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Confusing

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    There are none, it doesn't exist.

    Cons

    They were in disarray as the company spiraled to a stop. I tried to put it out of my mind and make the best of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let unions dictate the way you run your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I had a bad feeling from day one!

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    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free donuts, great working hours and if you work in Corporate location in Kansas City Missouri, you have your Own Office.

    Cons

    Lack of training because you're pretty much on your own. Management very cold and I never felt like I was part of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start over again. Have Management take classes in 101 Etiquette and communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Hosstes Brands

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    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Schiller Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Schiller Park, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good concerned employees who cared about their futures with the comapny.

    Cons

    poor management misuse of company funds no understanding of worker needs or customer needs poor company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better treatment and recognition of valued employees better understanding of customers needs in developing products and advertising

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    GGreedUnmillions

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    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very Challenging work. Never a dull moment We produced and shipped massive amounts of product by team efforts. I enjoyed the workers dedication to quality and timeliness.

    Cons

    Top level execs robbed the company blind and got away with it. They stole pension money from the workers and got away with it. Most of the operational choices made that lost money were made so that they could inflate and misstate those losses. They were not trying to grow the business and make it profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You (collectively) bankrupted the company. I hope an investigation is opened and it is discovered how your corrupt dealings landed you millions while the workers got thrown under the bus...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a great job until they closed

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    They had great benefits to offer

    Cons

    The hours were a little hard at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have never closed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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