Hostess Brands
2.3 of 5 110 reviews
www.hostessbrands.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Hostess Brands Reviews

Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

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2.3 110 reviews

                             

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(54 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    very unsatisfied

    Department Head (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    Proswages are good compared to other companies in same catagory.

    Constreated like second hand citizens

    Advice to Senior Managementpay closer attention to employees rather on yourself and what you can get.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company is outdated.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

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    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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    It Sounds Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Do not work here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Hostess Brands could be compared to the Titanic after it struck the icberg.

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary and benefits are better than most comparable positions with other companies.

    ConsThe company has hired so many people from the outside for upper management that we are top heavy. The new people do not understand the business and they have made one bad decision after another. They have held meetings asking the employees what needs to be done to turn the company around and they end up doing the opposite. In an effort to justify the cost of hiring more upper management they have been laying off the people on the front lines doing all the work which squeezes middle management to pick up the slack. They have eliminated positions without thinking of who was to do the work so the few of us who once cared, had to scramble to cover the workload even though it wasn't related to our job. The company is so inefficient now, It takes weeks to get things done that used to be done in just a few minutes. Now they are going to close most of the offices and outsource the work overseas. The morale is very low with most expecting impending doom for the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to eliminate the current inefficient structure and go back to the same structure it had when it made money. The routes will have to be sold.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ruined my self confidence and wasted valuable years.

    Retail Outlet Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsProvides union wages and protection.

    ConsNo work life balance. Physically demanding and dirty. Poor equipment and impossible customer service requirements considering they cater to government assistance clientele.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the over all picture instead of your departments numbers. Seriously listen to employee input and stand up to your own bosses. Invest in modern equipment and start thinking forward in a realistic way i.e., listen to the people in the trenches; meaning on the line, your rsr, clerks, etc. Too much paperwork and not enought time or reason.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    All training is on-the-job, and most open positions are given to external candidates.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities available for those with little or no education. Good benefits are available.

    ConsThere are not many opportunities to advance in the bakeries, and most professional jobs are at the corporate level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop talent, and pay for performance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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