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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Apr 27, 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

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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    It was alright, until it shut down.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsI 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 Senior ManagementThere is no management left.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Kokomo, IN

    Prosgot to meet alot of good people

    Conshaving to drive in bad weather

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

    Delivery Manager (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsFree Cupcakes and always a laid back atmosphere.

    ConsShort staffed..always picking up others work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunity to grow the company and save money

    Procurement Analyst (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

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

    ConsUnion contracts killed the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementProtect against 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 Liquidated after Chapter 11

    Bakery Accounting Supervisor (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsIconic brand and high recognition

    ConsStruggles to keep up with competition

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Confusing

    Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) Enid, OK

    ProsThere are none, it doesn't exist.

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementDon't let unions dictate the way you run your 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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    Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee) Burnsville, MN

    ProsWork is varied, interesting and challenging.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood working conditions, Fair employee practices

    ConsNo advancement company continnued stuggling

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My overall experience at Hostess was good!

    District Sales Manager (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsHostess has some great products to work with

    ConsLimited money to invest back into 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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    no reason this should happen, poor management

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Neptune, NJ

    Prosgood pay but over the years continue to decline

    Conspoor management out dated equipment and out dated computer system

    Advice to Senior Managementstop taking money off the top, improve equipment, listen to sale force

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

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