Hostess Brands
2.4 of 5 107 reviews
www.hostessbrands.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

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2.4 107 reviews

                             

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(52 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "About only pro is that the company does provide good benefits"
    in 11 reviews
  • "good pay but over the years continue to decline"
    in 9 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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Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Stockton, CA (US)

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

Proscompany had, great pay, benifits and pension plan. Good environment and worked with good people.

ConsHad many long days throughout the week about 10 hours of overtime weekly. And was totally mis managed from the top down

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great until it went out of business

Driver (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH (US)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 8 years

Prosfree cakes and free bread

Consunions and their greedy cohorts

Advice to Senior Managementnnnn

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

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Good product, VERY poorly managed.

Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Ogden, UT (US)

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

ProsTop selling product, both bread and cake. People always wanted to buy the product, often times it was difficult to keep stores properly stocked because of the popularity of the product.

ConsWhen a company goes broke selling a popular item like twinkies and cupcakes, something is very wrong. Poor management

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

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Bankrupt

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Temple, TX (US)

I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time for more than a year

ProsGood money if your willing to work for it

Cons55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

Advice to Senior Managementditch the unions

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

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Company liquidating

District Manager (Current Employee)
Davenport, IA (US)

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

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

ConsThe company is in the process of liquidating

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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bad management

Order Desk (Former Employee)
Emporia, KS (US)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood pay and benefit package

Consextremely poor management and decision making

Advice to Senior Managementpoor management

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

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Upper level Management killed the company!

Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

ProsIndependence, my customers, the pay (before we were cut back twice).

ConsUpper level mangagement all the way up to the CEO. WHAT A BUNCH OF CROOKS!!!!! I really wish someone from 60 minutes or Crimestoppers would do a thorough investigation into the actions of this company. What a major scandel!!!! They probably were in cahoots with the union as well. And to tell us half way through the day on Friday November 16th that we need to empty off our trucks and not return to work - what a shallow bunch they are! Honestly, how could a company have over 2 billion in sales and loose MILLIONS each year, I guarantee you one thing, they sure as hell didn't share it with the employees!

Advice to Senior ManagementWell, I guess you won. You got your money and can move on. As for the rest of us hard working dependable employees you dumped on the street, I pray for each and everyone of them and their families, no matter what job we get won't be as awful as this one. Thanks.

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

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Failing Company with poor union contracts and poor management.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hostess Brands

ProsBenefits are good and work schedule is flexible. I'm not sure anyone would want to work for this company in the future.

ConsCompany is failing and not profitable. I'm not sure anyone would want to work for this company in the future.

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

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Difficult with upper Management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

ProsGreat Team at the Plant level.

ConsPoor Leadership at the top

Advice to Senior ManagementGo run a Bagel shop

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

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do not work here,unfair

Driver (Current Employee)
La Crosse, WI (US)

I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 3 years

Proswork by your self
no fun,use to be good pay

Conslots of hours,first start out 70 ours a week

Advice to Senior Managementnone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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