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
Gregory F. Rayburn
56 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great until it went out of business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Cincinnati, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    free cakes and free bread

    Cons

    unions and their greedy cohorts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nnnn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good product, VERY poorly managed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  3.  

    Bankrupt

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Company liquidating

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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 (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
  6.  

    bad management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Desk in Emporia, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Order Desk in Emporia, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefit package

    Cons

    extremely poor management and decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Upper level Management killed the company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Well, 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Failing Company with poor union contracts and poor management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Difficult with upper Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great Team at the Plant level.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go run a Bagel shop

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    do not work here,unfair

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    lots of hours,first start out 70 ours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    satisfying

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

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

    Pros

    steady work all the time

    Cons

    many long hours and days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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