Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated December 24, 2014
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
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  1. Ok job

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Pay is ok and it is what can make one stay

    Cons

    Hours is not enough needs help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good company and people to work with, but the union contracts crippled them.

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Good people, may good systems, several perks, encouraged working with supplliers

    Cons

    better compensation is needed, incentives to earn more would be good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer to do continuous training or upgrading of professional skills of staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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 a 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
  9. 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

  10. 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
  11. 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 a year)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were great

    Cons

    The company closed their doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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