Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
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  1. Warehouse Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was left alone to do my job, not much pressure from management

    Cons

    Company was going down hill. Not sure about new management but was terrible in 2012

  2. Strong Sales and Market Share, but couldn't turn a profit

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, dedicated and experienced RSRs

    Cons

    Deteriorating plant and equipment, burdened by Union, inconsistent product

  3. Good Company

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Listen to people that are out on the street everyday.

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  5. It was alright, until it shut down.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    There is no management left.

  6. 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

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

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    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Cupcakes and always a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Short staffed..always picking up others work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunity to grow the company and save money

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    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Union contracts killed the company

    Advice to Management

    Protect against unions

  9. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Iconic brand and high recognition

    Cons

    Struggles to keep up with competition

  10. Confusing

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    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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