Hostess Brands Employee Reviews in United States

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productive great place to work
Picker and Packer (Former Employee) –  Bolingbrook, ILMarch 26, 2016
i loved working here even though it was temp great managers and coworkers overall good enviorment to work wish i could have stayed longer.
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great place to work
Production Worker Hostess Brand (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 10, 2016
Room for growth which I did started as a packer, move up to machine operator, finish as a production foreman. Co-workers was awesome, management was awesome. The hardest part of the job was long hours which kept you from family, but at the same time providing for your family.
Pros
benefits, pay
Cons
crazy hours
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they pay well
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZNovember 27, 2015
the pay was very well but they work you. they expect long hours and management is not very proactive.they give you important information very late
Pros
pay
Cons
hours
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Good place to work
Sales Representative / Route Driver (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, MANovember 19, 2015
Good Benefits, Nice work environment, Personable co-workers, and a great job to utilize your sales skills to increase sales and improve customer service.
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company closed
Driver/Sales (Former Employee) –  Saginaw, MIOctober 25, 2015
Sorry, Hostess as we know has closed the doors.. No review needed here..Unions employees were very hard to work around. They were lazy..
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Great place to work
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Yuba City, CAOctober 21, 2015
Loved this job. Treated employees great. Only downside is the company went under. Loved this job. Treated employees great. Only downside is the company went under.
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Fun
Lead Clerk (Former Employee) –  Evergreen Park, ILOctober 2, 2015
When the store was open the customers really brightened your day with smiles and jokes. You were eager to help them with the products. Then the company filed bankruptcy and you could feel the squeeze from the ceo.
Pros
Fun atmosphere, pay was good, schedule flexible
Cons
closed down thrift stores
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good working environment
q Route salesperson (Former Employee) –  medway, maineJuly 21, 2015
potential for good income for hard workers. early mornings, long days.Not much room for advancement. A typical day was from 2:00AM to 2:00PM
Pros
good income
Cons
long days
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Quality orientated
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMarch 24, 2015
Hostess was a great place to work, They where focused on producing quality products for the world to love. It was a friendly workplace.
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decent work environment
Sanitation Worker Utility 1 (Former Employee) –  Schiller Park, ILMarch 18, 2015
I wish I would have had the opportunity to work there longer, it was a different pace than my previous position and I believe that there would have been potential for growth had the company decided to stay open
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Long hours, Bankruptcy made things difficult
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAFebruary 2, 2015
typical day included checking line from mixing/baking to packaging
learned valuable exp and benefited from veteran employees and management
Had great relationships with both co-workers and management
Met a lot of good people and learned a lot
difficult job with long hours
Pros
experienced staff, met good people and networked
Cons
lack of money to fix equipment or develop and advancement programs
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Good place to Work
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJanuary 29, 2015
The hostess Brands before the closing was a good company that took care of their people
Pros
cared about the family life
Cons
union
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Hostess
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MIJanuary 6, 2015
Hostess went out of business because it had very poor management skills. I am a witness to that. Much time and money was wasted during certain delivery routes.
Pros
pay
Cons
management
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enjoyed working with people at the Henderson Plant
Transport Driver (Former Employee) –  Henderson, NVDecember 1, 2014
A good place to work, nice environment. Problem is upper management is unqualified, over paid, and over staffed.
The hard part was sometimes waiting hours for the product.
Pros
door to transport manager was always open
Cons
equipment was old and worn out. always some kind of problem out on the road
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The quality of products was unmatched.
Route Sales (Former Employee) –  Madison, INNovember 23, 2014
The variety of situations and people involved in the wholesale delivery business went a long way in developing my professional skills with a variety of people. It enabled me to hone sales and customer service skills through the challenges associated with corporate change.
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Very interesting pace to work.
Production/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Peoria, ILOctober 23, 2014
Started my day/night at midnight changed into work attire went out out to shipping dock and waited for truck to pull in to be unloaded. Helped on the bread line incase they got backed up or if someone had to go to the restroom i covered for them. Checked with machine operators to see if they needed a break. Then went back to shipping dock to count and unload trucks.
Pros
learned how to operate machines, fork trucks and scissor lift.
Cons
health care..
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Fast paced and exciting place to work.
Market Unit Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IASeptember 29, 2014
Day starts at 3:00 am and is non stop unitl 7:00 pm. Hours are long but rewards of helping others reach sales goals are great.
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Good paying job, but company closed down.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Eagle Lake, FLSeptember 21, 2014
I enjoyed working here, and the pay was great but the company closed down.
Pros
money
Cons
closed down
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productive place to work
senior manager plant operations (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INSeptember 15, 2014
Company was on fast track to recovery, I learned very much with this company
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steady work
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJuly 3, 2014
Learned as I went from machine to machine. Management changed about every three years. co-workers were friendly. Hardest part of job was not much time off for family due to the work hours and off days. Knowing I could be depended on to due my job well.
Pros
safety award programs. freshest loaf bread in the city.
Cons
dim lighting in most of the building. inclimate enviroment.
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3.4
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