Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
116 Reviews
2.6
116 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
56 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.  

    I loved working for Hostess Brands, it was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resource Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Every division and department is different

    Cons

    The company is closed and everyone was laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company closed

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Wonderful company

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    Former Employee - Receiving/Shipping in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Receiving/Shipping in Schiller Park, IL

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

    Pros

    people were like family. we all helped each other

    Cons

    management a little weak did not take control of bad situations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take control of your company and bring it back to the elite status it was

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was a great company to work I miss it.

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    working with people, able to move around all the time.

    Cons

    early mornings, weather changes, long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listening more to sales reps ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Team, Victim of History

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    Former Employee - Manager, Field Route Engineering in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Field Route Engineering in Irving, TX

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great products, good leadership (now). Really enjoyed the vast majority of most of the people I worked with and the leadership was focused and creative. I felt like my leadership heard me when I spoke and took my suggestions and observations seriously.

    Cons

    history of poor labor management decisions. Company struggled to remain relevant because of poor leadership decisions from the past. Failure to copyright the cupcake squiggle left market imitators free to copy. Bad labor contracts were hard to remove/update. Sense of entitlement from some organized labor elements and divisive input from union locals and other union leadership created very turbulent working environment at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of collective bargaining agreements, but don't give away the house either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great job great people great store space

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Braintree, MA

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

    Pros

    money benefits displays and sale displays ere ample

    Cons

    old equipment computers printers trucks broke down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the war on workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was a machine operator who ran the machinery that wrapped buns, robots that delivered the wrapped product to trays whi

    Former Employee - Machine Operator-production in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Machine Operator-production in Denver, CO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good co-workers, benefits.

    Cons

    It was very hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people was good to work with.

    Cons

    Communication was a negative downfall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish continued success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great pay, if you can get it.

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    Former Employee - Production Baker in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Production Baker in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were great

    Cons

    The company closed their doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    I enjoyed my employment at Hostess Brands

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    Former Employee - Computer Room Accounting Clerk in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Computer Room Accounting Clerk in Billings, MT

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. I enjoyed my position as the Computer Room Accounting Clerk that was responsible for the daily bake at our Billings Sweetheart Plant. My work entailed data entry of orders from the retail stores, routes, and sales personnel daily, printing of computer reports of last nights activity, ordering product from our Sister plants and outside vendors, and printing & distribution to production the load & trailer sheets for the product to be produced that day.
    Enjoyable local management personnel.

    Cons

    Very high paced position with lots of time management constraints. Some last minute changes may throw the bake off schedule. Loss of employees when Hostess Brands started to show signs that the company would liquidate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the upper management could have kept this business afloat and made the necessary monetary concessions to do so. I wish the upper management had kept their promises of improving the infrastructure of the company's plants and had been truthful in their communication with the unions. There was too much money paid to the upper management that stayed through the liquidation that could have been used to save the company in a more productive way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    a good job with good pay

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    if you work hard it can be very good pay, i made 75k in 2012 early hours my avg. was 2am - 1pm but i enjoyed being home early. also i had a good supv

    Cons

    some may not like the hours and if you got a bad supv. it could be difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lack of quality and experience in upper mgmt. killed the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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