Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
117 Reviews
2.7
117 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon (in 13 reviews)

  • good pay but over the years continue to decline (in 12 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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  1.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many people directing things from behind the desk. Going out in the market is where it happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people that are out on the street everyday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was alright, until it shut down.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    They were flexible with my schedule and the two ladies I worked with were great. The pay was good as well.

    Cons

    I saw a lot of waste. Over baking thousands of dollars worth of product then sending it to the thrift stores to sell for ridiculously cheap. I can see partly how the company ended up the bankruptcy twice within several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no management left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    very challanging having to order product for 20-30 different stops a week in advance

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kokomo, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kokomo, IN

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    got to meet alot of good people

    Cons

    having to drive in bad weather

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  5.  

    Union always keep the upperhand. Hostess allowed some very bad Union contracts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free Cupcakes and always a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Short staffed..always picking up others work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunity to grow the company and save money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People were good to work with, systems were being updated, and they helped the community

    Cons

    Union contracts killed the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect against unions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company Liquidated after Chapter 11

    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Hostess Brands (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Iconic brand and high recognition

    Cons

    Struggles to keep up with competition

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Confusing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are none, it doesn't exist.

    Cons

    They were in disarray as the company spiraled to a stop. I tried to put it out of my mind and make the best of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let unions dictate the way you run your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is varied, interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The company liquidated due to past management not directing the company to evolve early enough prior to bankruptcy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions, Fair employee practices

    Cons

    No advancement company continnued stuggling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My overall experience at Hostess was good!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hostess has some great products to work with

    Cons

    Limited money to invest back into the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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