Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

All Employees Current Employees Only

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

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

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Riverview, FL

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

    Cons60-70 hours per week wasn't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope you will never have this much responsibility again.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo need to give advice, they ran the company into the ground.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    RSR (Former Employee) Springfield, MO

    ProsThere were no pros to working here.

    ConsPay cuts while management received bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Current situation is not a surprise

    Finance Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsHostess had an iconic product still in demand.

    ConsManagement 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    What a roller coaster!!

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsBefore they bought Wonder in the 90's IBC was a GREAT place to work.

    ConsThe Company Liquidated in 2012

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management should have listened to the employees in the field.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    bad company does not care about you

    Production Supervisor (Former Employee) Schiller Park, IL

    Prosthe people were good and caring

    Conscompany does not care about you

    Advice to Senior Managementchange your way you do business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Production Manager (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

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

    ConsAny 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good product, VERY poorly managed.

    Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) Ogden, UT

    ProsTop 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    bad management

    Order Desk (Former Employee) Emporia, KS

    Prosgood pay and benefit package

    Consextremely poor management and decision making

    Advice to Senior Managementpoor management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Upper level Management killed the company!

    Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)

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

    ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementWell, 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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