Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 17 August, 2014
Updated 17 August, 2014
118 Reviews

2.6
118 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay but over the years continue to decline (in 11 reviews)

  • About only pro is that the company does provide good benefits (in 11 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.  

    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 for 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.

  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for 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
  3.  

    Hostess Brands what happen

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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    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.  

    Career at Hostess Brands

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    • 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
  7.  

    Hostess brands

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    Bankrupt

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  9.  

    Company liquidating

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    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 for 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
  10.  

    Difficult with upper Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great Team at the Plant level.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go run a Bagel shop

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Company is outdated. More investment is needed to the front lines and bakeries to succeed!

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great brands!!! The company has the right pieces to be a success!!

    Cons

    The DSM job is over worked, too many items on their plate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so DSMs are able to sell and do more to impact the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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