Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
117 Reviews

2.6
117 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
54 Ratings

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.  

    Dictatorial, disrespectful, archaic, good ol'boy managment drove hourlies to the union instead of drawing them away.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Memphis, TN (US)

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    To work to improve the culture and make a difference in the management team.

    Cons

    Any improvement attempted is fought at all levels and departments to keep the status quo for fear of raising the bar and possibly the performance expectations.
    Extremely low integrity among management. Very low accountability for those not performing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expecting the same people who put the company in the position it's in to do any different than they've done since years before the last bankruptcy.
    Stop trying to turn the company around with the same people who drove it into the ditch in the first place. It wasn't the union. It was supervision all the way through EVPs that did this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wonder Bread

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk  in  Hodgkins, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Hodgkins, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good wages and benefits. Lots of overtime available.

    Cons

    No opportunity for any advancement or promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation to your employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Hostess brands

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Biddeford, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Biddeford, ME (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were good supervises good to work with

    Cons

    Too much corporate control plant manager could run the plant as he sees fit everything had to be okay from corporate too much red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your workers like human beings not like numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good job until the bottom feel out

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Warwick, RI (US)
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Warwick, RI (US)

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

    Pros

    You worked hard, but went home satisfied every day

    Cons

    Unions killed the company for good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you reopen, do not negotiate with the unions. It needs to be a union free workplace

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what we did

    Cons

    Very hard work and long hours

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    District Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distict Manager  in  Madison, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Distict Manager in Madison, WI (US)

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment , the management team allowed me to run my district without too much micro-management.

    Cons

    Company is now closed and out of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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

    Good product, VERY poorly managed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Ogden, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Ogden, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Top 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.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bankrupt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Temple, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Temple, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good money if your willing to work for it

    Cons

    55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ditch the unions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Company liquidating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Davenport, IA (US)
    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The company is in the process of liquidating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    sales representative

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Stockton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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