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

Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
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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    if they can make you feel unskilled and uneducated they will.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe route sales and the sales force in the thrift stores are some of the greatest people to work with and 95% of them are really hard workers.

    ConsThe suits in charge would like for you to think you don"t deserve to have a job. They also want you to think the reason the company is going broke is because some employee stole a paperclip.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are not up to the job, get someone who is. You may need to cut some of the huge paychecks and put in back into the company or better still use it to get yourself a research and developement dept. Oh you already have one?' could have fooled me.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Always There No Life (Current Employee)
    Henderson, NV

    ProsThey have good benefits yeah

    Consmoney taken out our check without permission couldnt vote non member

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave compassion for others give back what we give to you, give us back our $$

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been with the company for almost 21 years and in the past five years the company has went down so fast

    Shipping (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsIt is a steady income and provided insurance.

    ConsThe new upper management is clueless as to how a bakery should run, Our plant has lost so many good people due to corp, choices.

    Advice to Senior Managementstart compensating your employees for their time. Your management team does not enjoy 70 hours a week with no compensation. you make the bucks so should they!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours-no life

    Truck Driver/Aka Salesman (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsUnion job.....screw offs don't get fired.

    Consunion job....seniority rules...performance means very little

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the people on the street

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    We need to go back 30 years.

    Route Salesman (Current Employee)

    ProsIt pays the bills, but just barley

    ConsIncompentance everywhere, It seems that the compant wants to survive but has know idea of how to do it. Makes cuts to personell at the wrong level and wrong people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the ideas that got you to where you were before things went bad. Let the local plants run themselves, GET RID OF ALL THE DAMN VARIETIES. sell the mail line and let the others try all the nickle and dime stuff. Let your sales staff do their job, Mr. Driscoll, Path To Market is a very bad idea, why have five people do the job of one? Get rid of the V.P.s we don't need 10 layers of management to do you job, and pay us what we are worth, you would be surprised what we could do if we were motovated (paid) to do so.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Struggling to Gain Traction

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHostess has solid financial backing and solid brands. Everyone wants to see the company succeed. Employees are loyal and hardworking.

    ConsThe company has not successfully grown revenues. Its market share and quality are currently too weak to develop positive momentum.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a fresh look at the company's assets (brands, infrastructure, employees, etc) and the market opportunity and reevaluate what key initiatives should be. The emphasis on brands and Path to Market has not been successful so far.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place to work!!!

    Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    New Hope, MN

    ProsThe money was ok, a certain supervisor was nice to me. The products they carried were pretty easy to sell.

    ConsThey change the rules for daily job routine every week it seemed. The hours are bad my hours there were 3am-1pm or later. No 2 days off in a row you get wednesday and sunday off. Everything that went wrong there seemed to be the saleman's fault upper managment didn't seem they did anything wrong. You drive vehicles that are more than 20 years old with no heat in the winter no air conditioning in the summer and all the maintainance issues you can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow that the salespeople are the back bone of your company and not the problem all the time. You need to get them better equipment to work with like trucks, handheld computers, and carts to carry the products in and out of the stores.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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