Hostess Brands
2.4 of 5 107 reviews
www.hostessbrands.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

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2.4 107 reviews

                             

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(52 ratings)

21% of employees 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)

I have been working at Hostess Brands

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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We need to go back 30 years.

Route Salesman (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hostess Brands

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)

I have been working at Hostess Brands

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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