Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
117 Reviews
2.6
117 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon (in 13 reviews)

  • good pay but over the years continue to decline (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • poorly ran company from upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours and dealing with a lot of people who maybe shouldn't have been placed in a position of authority (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Terrible company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Pay was good. Hours were good lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. To many bosses.

  2.  

    Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Escondido, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Escondido, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon

    Cons

    Split days off,Ceo doesnt know what he is doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    weekends off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    good company to work for 12years

    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Michigan City, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Michigan City, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    good people to work with always there for you.

    Cons

    company made investments that always cost them money and clients.

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  5.  

    was a good company till Interstate Brands bought us, then everything went downhill fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good paying job five day work week, allowed good work and life balance

    Cons

    Mismanagement and wasteful spending from top to bottom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start over with people that know the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Hostess Brands what happen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    route sales driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  8.  

    Career at Hostess Brands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    People that worked there - relationships

    Cons

    Company closed due to union issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No longer relevant to management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Hostess brands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Biddeford, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Biddeford, ME (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were good supervises good to work with

    Cons

    Too much corporate control plant manager could run the plant as he sees fit everything had to be okay from corporate too much red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your workers like human beings not like numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Bankrupt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Temple, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Temple, TX (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good money if your willing to work for it

    Cons

    55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ditch the unions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Company liquidating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA (US)
    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for. I was free to do my job with very little supervision or guidance, unless needed.

    Cons

    The company is in the process of liquidating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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