Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 17 August, 2014
Updated 17 August, 2014
117 Reviews

2.6
117 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was a great job until they closed

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

    Pros

    They had great benefits to offer

    Cons

    The hours were a little hard at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have never closed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Career at Hostess Brands

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Burnsville, MN (US)
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN (US)

    Pros

    Work is varied, interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The company liquidated due to past management not directing the company to evolve early enough prior to bankruptcy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    This was a great job if you did not have a life outside of work.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Riverview, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Riverview, FL (US)

    Pros

    The money was great and the people that I worked with were awesome.

    Cons

    60-70 hours per week wasn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you will never have this much responsibility again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working conditions, Fair employee practices

    Cons

    No advancement company continnued stuggling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Route Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    Pros

    Being able to get out and deal with customers on a daily basis. Also, providing a service to the community by distributing a commodity.

    Cons

    Management was very secretive about what was really going on with the company, maybe their way of keeping employees there until the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need to give advice, they ran the company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst job ever. Poor management. Glad they went bankrupt.

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    Former Employee - RSR  in  Springfield, MO (US)
    Former Employee - RSR in Springfield, MO (US)

    Pros

    There were no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Pay cuts while management received bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    My overall experience at Hostess was good!

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)

    Pros

    Hostess has some great products to work with

    Cons

    Limited money to invest back into the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Current situation is not a surprise

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

    Pros

    Hostess had an iconic product still in demand.

    Cons

    Management failed in so many ways with Hostess, and not just with respect to union contracts. You can't continue to operate the same way you have for 100 years and expect to compete.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great pay, if you can get it.

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    Former Employee - Production Baker  in  Ogden, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Production Baker in Ogden, UT (US)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were great

    Cons

    The company closed their doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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