Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
116 Reviews
2.6
116 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
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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.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many people directing things from behind the desk. Going out in the market is where it happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people that are out on the street everyday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    I loved working for Hostess Brands, it was a great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Every division and department is different

    Cons

    The company is closed and everyone was laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company closed

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    It was truly a learning experience for me, and I will not eat hostess products every again. .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer/Feeder in Columbus, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Packer/Feeder in Columbus, GA (US)

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They pay very well. They have good benefits.

    Cons

    In case of emergency the company will give you the ok to take off but when you return they will terminate you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration that employees' sometimes have emergency that comes up and they have no control over natural causes and if they keep terminating everyone who have family emergency that the company will continue to have a big turnover. Also PLEASE WEAR GLOVES WHEN TOUCHING THOSE CAKES, AND CLEAN BELTS WHEN BUGS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED ON CONVEYER BELTS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Wonderful company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receiving/Shipping in Schiller Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Receiving/Shipping in Schiller Park, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    people were like family. we all helped each other

    Cons

    management a little weak did not take control of bad situations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take control of your company and bring it back to the elite status it was

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was alright, until it shut down.

    • 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

    They were flexible with my schedule and the two ladies I worked with were great. The pay was good as well.

    Cons

    I saw a lot of waste. Over baking thousands of dollars worth of product then sending it to the thrift stores to sell for ridiculously cheap. I can see partly how the company ended up the bankruptcy twice within several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no management left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    it payed the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    money was good,steady job for41.5 years

    Cons

    did not have much of a life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    got to greedy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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