Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
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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. mixer

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    Former Employee - Mixer in Germantown, TN
    Former Employee - Mixer in Germantown, TN

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good job and benefits nice employess

    Cons

    very hot work condtions split days off

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Hostess Brands

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

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

    Pros

    Nice to work for a brand name that my friends and family recognize, wages and/or salaries are competitive, nice benefits and vacation and time off packages

    Cons

    Too many rehires from previous owners that are set in their ways, long hours, extra days and overtime wear down workers, emphasis on business rather than people

    Advice to Management

    Make sure EVERYONE is on board with the new business plan and model, and make sure to not over work employees, it would be better to hire more people and have them work less hours


  3. Ok job

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

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is ok and it is what can make one stay

    Cons

    Hours is not enough needs help


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  5. 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)

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

    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 Management

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


  6. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Every division and department is different

    Cons

    The company is closed and everyone was laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Company closed


  7. 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)

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

    Pros

    people were like family. we all helped each other

    Cons

    management a little weak did not take control of bad situations

    Advice to Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    early mornings, weather changes, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    listening more to sales reps ideas.


  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. 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)

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

    Pros

    money benefits displays and sale displays ere ample

    Cons

    old equipment computers printers trucks broke down

    Advice to Management

    stop the war on workers


  11. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    none



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