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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Review Highlights

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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satisfying

District Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 10 years

Prossteady work all the time

Consmany long hours and days

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Going down the toilet

RSP (Current Employee)
Mankato, MN (US)

I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMy customers are the only good things. Pretty much left alone unless there is a problem. Pay is OK except it's not what it use to be

ConsNo support. The management don't have any real knowledge of the business. The manage feels that they can run everything from behind the desk

Advice to Senior ManagementSome one needs to be in direct contact with store management . The rsp doesn't have the time to stand around.

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

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What a Joke

Inside Worker (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsIt was a good job before they took nearly 1/4th of the salary away Depends on what position you have for how many hours you work. Inside workers are 40/45, route sales are 60+

ConsPoor management. Use of cardboard that is thrown away after one use; there is money for that, but not to pay your workers. real nice. Terrible hours, wage reductions do not make me wanna work any harder

Advice to Senior ManagementBe a manager, do not run routes. Your job is to manage people and sell our brand. Not be vacation relief

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 is outdated.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

District Sales Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people so DSMs are able to sell and do more to impact the bottom line.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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hostess brands

Finishing (Current Employee)
Emporia, KS (US)

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

Prosright now you get 40 hrs and overtime and paid vacations

Consthey took our pension and is in bankruptcy

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 Sounds Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsHostess Brands has benefits and are unionized, so you are protected. Also, they have an adequate pension plan for the time being.

ConsHostess Brands has filed bankruptcy AGAIN. It is a company with a lot of potential, but it is so poorly managed that it's being driven into the ground. Also, the job stability is no longer existent.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your workers instead of using them. We're the ones who know what the company needs anyway.

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

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Run as fast as you can for this company

RSR (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsNone that I can think of. Pays ok, but they are cutting that, benefits were good, but they are cutting those also.

ConsTo many to list,
Long Long thankless hours, split days (nights) off, working weekends, no life/work balance at all.
Lazy, incompetent managers that hide in the office and send emails.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire some management that can actually do the job, sell the company to someone else

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Machine Operator

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hostess Brands

ProsIf you look to work long hours .... this is the place

ConsRotating schedule throughout the day

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Not bad, be better if it was more stable

District Manager (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

Prospay, benefits and expenses. Vacation is good too. I have enjoyed my territory as well.

Consunstable- Everyone in mid/senior leadership is there because of time on job and not knowledge, There is a lot of waste that goes in the trash that could be additional GP.

Advice to Senior Managementsell to a capable owner

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

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Do not work here

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hostess Brands

Prosdecent money, Get off work at a decent hour

Consupper management doesnt know anything, mismanagement of funds, treat employee's like crap. Keep taking more from the Route guys, we are already some of the lowest paid.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn what your doing

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

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