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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 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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    was a good company till Interstate Brands bought us, then everything went downhill fast

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood paying job five day work week, allowed good work and life balance

    ConsMismanagement and wasteful spending from top to bottom

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house and start over with people that know the industry

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

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    Route Sales (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsIt was a great job 8 years ago

    Conslast 5 years it went down hill. to many differant ceos running the company in differant ways

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some one who has bakery experience to run the company

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

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    route sales driver

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood company to work for

    Conswent out of business nov, 2012

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Career at Hostess Brands

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople that worked there - relationships

    ConsCompany closed due to union issues

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo longer relevant to 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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    Machine Operator (Former Employee) Biddeford, ME

    ProsSalary and benefits were good supervises good to work with

    ConsToo much corporate control plant manager could run the plant as he sees fit everything had to be okay from corporate too much red tape

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your workers like human beings not like numbers

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

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    Bankrupt

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Temple, TX

    ProsGood money if your willing to work for it

    Cons55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

    Advice to Senior Managementditch the unions

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

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    Company liquidating

    District Manager (Current Employee) Davenport, IA

    ProsIt was a good company to work for. I was free to do my job with very little supervision or guidance, unless needed.

    ConsThe company is in the process of liquidating

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Finishing (Current Employee) Emporia, KS

    Prosright now you get 40 hrs and overtime and paid vacations

    Consthey took our pension and is in bankruptcy

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

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    On balance, it has been a good company over my 30 years.

    Shiping (Current Employee) Hodgkins, IL

    ProsVery good pay for unskilled labor. Good benefits.

    ConsInept management which has lead to our 2 bk's in 8 years. Lack of quality leadership at the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClose all the thrift stores. Close and consolidate bakeries. Cut bakery management in half. Eliminate varieties that do not sell. Get rid of anything owned by Hostess Brands that is not either specifically Hostess or Wonder Bread.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a learn on your own type of experience that is laden with lies

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) Gulfport, MS

    ProsThere is a chance that you may have lots of personal time off from work

    ConsThe company is in financial turmoil, upper management is clueless, lies are abundant and the employee is not valued

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the people who actually do the work to keep the company going

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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