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Where will Hostess Brands pull out of next?

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X Hostess employee

Naples, FL

#1 Sep 4, 2011
With there declining market share i wouldn't be surprised if they pull out of Florida.
hostess employee

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Sep 13, 2011
its because of individuals like you that helped to bring the company down. outsiders that use to be, now thinking that they have all of the answers. be surprised about this shut your mouth and keep watching from the outside trader.(loser)
Naturally Own

Naples, FL

#3 Sep 14, 2011
Just like management to put the blame on others. Take responsibility for whats rightfully your problem. I joined this company while they were in chapter 11. The bleeding was well before i started and in the height of you robbing the company blind. Thats before you drank the juice an all. So i just wanna thank people like you for giving people like me a job. What you should is take swimming lesson for when that concrete ship sinks. Soon enough your space will be ours. Flowers Foods soon to be in IN 2016
BREADMAN

Granbury, TX

#4 Sep 17, 2011
Get out while you still can. Hostess, Wonder & the rest of IBC are a dying company.

Unions have killed any chance of IBC ever making a profit.

Sell the company to your competitors and let them break the Unions backs.

Only then will this company ever return to profit.

I have watched this company slowly kill off routes one by one while, all of the non-union companys add routes each year.

Kill the Union and save this company & nation from a slow demise.
26 years in NJ

Ridgefield, NJ

#5 Sep 18, 2011
BREADMAN wrote:
Get out while you still can. Hostess, Wonder & the rest of IBC are a dying company.
Unions have killed any chance of IBC ever making a profit.
Sell the company to your competitors and let them break the Unions backs.
Only then will this company ever return to profit.
I have watched this company slowly kill off routes one by one while, all of the non-union companys add routes each year.
Kill the Union and save this company & nation from a slow demise.
Just like a union hater!The union members gave back 80 million so this company could get on track.What has management given back?I've been with this company for 26 years and by far this management team is the worst!You can't run a baking company from behind a desk with lap-tops.If management don't know what there doing then sell the routes to the drivers and we'll show you how to make money!
thrown to the curb

Peoria, IL

#6 Sep 24, 2011
News flash...the company is sending all the office work over to the Phillipines. The people were told they will be out of a job by January. So the one that said shut your mouth...open your eyes. They DO NOT care about us. They are starting with the Central division and then they will go to the next part of the country. They are outsourcing our jobs now. And the kicker is they want the office workers to train the people from the Phillipines. Now shut your mouth...what do you have to say about that. Hope you are not an office employee.
thrown to the curb

Peoria, IL

#7 Sep 24, 2011
The unions MADE this company and the route drivers and the office workers. NOT the management we have now. They are sinking the company with all the extra VP. The company used to have 60 VP and now they have 150 VP?????????? Why...so they can pad each others pockets. Wake Up!!!!!!!!!! Has anyone in upper management (Brian Driscoll) given up anything like bonuses..etc? NOOOOOO
been around

Memphis, TN

#8 Sep 28, 2011
When management forgets the business is made or broken on the streets, the company is doomed. Sitting at a desk in front of a computer sending e mails with unresonable and unattainable expectations, then belittling the sales force for not achieving the unachievable is NOT the way to operate a company. Whether it is Hostess, Bimbo, or Coca-Cola, these companies NEED those employees at street level. They are the most valuable and important asset any company can have. Even Fred Smith knew when the going gets tough, sacrifices start at the top.
Been There

Rocky Mount, NC

#9 Nov 15, 2011
Why worry, they are sending all office jobs to the Phillipines and no one can understand them
From the East

Rocky Mount, NC

#10 Nov 15, 2011
Why train these people, give them the wrong info. They are already calling companies and we have to intercept to give our USA companies the information that these people can not say in the good old English language IBC is a big joke and we are stupid enough to fall for it. They have already taken our contributions for our pension from the Union, so forget any kind of a retirement.
Gary

Louisville, KY

#11 Nov 20, 2011
BREADMAN wrote:
Get out while you still can. Hostess, Wonder & the rest of IBC are a dying company.
Unions have killed any chance of IBC ever making a profit.
Sell the company to your competitors and let them break the Unions backs.
Only then will this company ever return to profit.
I have watched this company slowly kill off routes one by one while, all of the non-union companys add routes each year.
Kill the Union and save this company & nation from a slow demise.
Your comment is very ignorant. The union hired a turn around specialist, Mr. Harry Wilson, the man who turned around G.M., to try and help this mis-managed company. His comment was that this is one of the worst managed company he has encountered.Very poor management and terrible business decisions has driven this company into the ground. Union members have given wage concessions and tried to help, but the company squandered it all away. Don't blame the unions, asshole, unions built the middle class... Don't talk about things you don't know a damn thing about! Stupid-ass,,, nuff said
sivicman

Oak Harbor, OH

#12 Nov 22, 2011
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Your comment is very ignorant. The union hired a turn around specialist, Mr. Harry Wilson, the man who turned around G.M., to try and help this mis-managed company. His comment was that this is one of the worst managed company he has encountered.Very poor management and terrible business decisions has driven this company into the ground. Union members have given wage concessions and tried to help, but the company squandered it all away. Don't blame the unions, asshole, unions built the middle class... Don't talk about things you don't know a damn thing about! Stupid-ass,,, nuff said
I agree with you 100%. It's the management that ruined this company NOT the unions.
Grease Monkey

Sanford, NC

#13 Nov 27, 2011
IBC rocky mount NC has already done away with all office personnel...employees of that hell hole are now having to use this "ASKHR" online and automated crap to deal with their checks and payroll questions and everything else.... I work at IBC rocky mount and the management in that place is so messed up it is ridiculous.....production shipping sanitation and engineering employees are suspended and sent home everyday from that plant because the management is too scared to stand up for themselves so they blame their problems on the little people just like the old saying "it all rolls down hill".... the union tries to help but its a dying cause in that plant....
Nc BunnyMan

United States

#14 Nov 29, 2011
Well I say....just wait til Flowers buys ibc out, eliminates the union, sells the routes, and then the profits will be made ! CHANGE is coming very Soon !!! I can feel it in the air.
breadman69

Enfield, CT

#16 Dec 28, 2011
I understand what everybody is saying in their remarks, but there is one more thing nobody forgot to mention. IBC basically refused to change with the times. A while back they realized that white bread sales were dipping, there main profitable item, due to more health conscious consumer. As we all know white bread is CRAP for your health. They basically refused to deliver a healthy loaf until recently. Also, a strike several years ago allowed competition to creep in on their sales and its been down hill ever since then for IBC.
na in Idaho

Boise, ID

#17 Dec 28, 2011
well gee guys if you would have listened to me before natures pride and all the extra stuff we did not need and just got back to our basics and focused on the kiss program we would not be in this mess were in. now it's sorry to little to late I believe. Just a route driver here in Idaho.
Gods favor

Matteson, IL

#18 Dec 29, 2011
I use to work for the hodgkins plant as a vacation relief. I was laid off in July along with about 52 others across the nation. My husband was also let go a week later for an unjust reason. I agree that this company makes bad management decisions. They have since then let go of the h.r. Personnel and have sent foreigners to be trained by the office workers that is still there for now. God don't bless wrong doing. This company have made it hard for a lot of families including mine. But I have faith in God that he will keep my family sheltered and feed. He has kept us this far. Thank you Jesus for keeping our bills paid with 70% of our annual income now cut off. God is Good. Just draw nearer to him and he won't let you down like worldly people often do.
andy

Downers Grove, IL

#20 Jan 5, 2012
hostess employee wrote:
its because of individuals like you that helped to bring the company down. outsiders that use to be, now thinking that they have all of the answers. be surprised about this shut your mouth and keep watching from the outside trader.(loser)
Poor management. That's the problem.
IBC employee

Ocean Park, WA

#21 Jan 6, 2012
Gary wrote:
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Your comment is very ignorant. The union hired a turn around specialist, Mr. Harry Wilson, the man who turned around G.M., to try and help this mis-managed company. His comment was that this is one of the worst managed company he has encountered.Very poor management and terrible business decisions has driven this company into the ground. Union members have given wage concessions and tried to help, but the company squandered it all away. Don't blame the unions, asshole, unions built the middle class... Don't talk about things you don't know a damn thing about! Stupid-ass,,, nuff said
Union members have bent over to help this company survive, as stated "VERY" poor management and bad business decisions have gotten us to where we are now. If corporate would listen to employees for a change, or maybe better said "would have listened", instead of sitting on their "bleeps" gathering their fat salaries and bonuses, maybe they could afford to pay their obligations.
breadlady

United States

#22 Jan 10, 2012
Hoping to have a job by next year!!

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