Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 111 reviews

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(54 ratings)

20% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Hostess Brands what happen

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

    ProsIt was a great job 8 years ago

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some one who has bakery experience to run the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Packer (Former Employee) Phila, PA (US)

    Prosgood people to work with.

    Consther are no downside work at hostess brands.u

    Advice to Senior Managementupper management was very good people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoyed the actual work that i did. However upper management had no idea how to operate the company.

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

    ProsI learned a lot about people route sales and merchandising.

    ConsUpper management ran the company out of business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    route sales driver

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood company to work for

    Conswent out of business nov, 2012

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Company Liquidated after Chapter 11

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

    ProsIconic brand and high recognition

    ConsStruggles to keep up with competition

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a bad feeling from day one!

    Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementClean house and start over again. Have Management take classes in 101 Etiquette and communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Confusing

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

    ProsThere are none, it doesn't exist.

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementDon't let unions dictate the way you run your business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter treatment and recognition of valued employees better understanding of customers needs in developing products and advertising

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GGreedUnmillions

    Distribution Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsTop 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 Senior ManagementYou (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...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great job until they closed

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

    ProsThey had great benefits to offer

    ConsThe hours were a little hard at first

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should have never closed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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